Rome wasn’t built in a day. Some say the world took six days to be created and some say it took much longer. Your jokes will take some polishing time and effort to manifest into comedy gold. Darren LaCroix, theToastmasters International 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking, repeats, “Great speeches and jokes are not written, they are rewritten.” This video has some basic ideas, thoughts, techniques, and inspirations that will help you mine your jokes to transform them into real comedy that you may have previously thought impossible.
A good story takes us on a memorable and often exciting journey. The excitement of a good story is why the move industry makes billions. Our minds can escape into a good story where we can relate, learn, and be captivated. Like most skills, storytelling can be learned. This video covers the very basics of storytelling.
Any good building has to have a solid foundation; the same goes with a joke. With a foundation or structure you will have an easier time writing your jokes. With these basic structure techniques you will be able to build your jokes with ease. The 123 joke templates at the end of the book, Comedy Made Easy will help you do this.
We laugh, therefore we are. Laughter is what keeps the world and our lives together. According to a Psychology Today report, a four-year laughs 300 times a day, where a forty-year old laughs four times a day. Do you think it would help the world if we could be more like the four-year-old and less like the forty-year-old? We laugh because it feels good. We laugh because it is healthy and natural. We laugh because we can’t help it. We laugh because it’s fun.
When you make it personal, you make it real. When you make it real, you have a connection. Your audience will lose themselves when you are talking because they will more than likely be able to relate to and with you. They will be able to think and say to themselves, “Yeah, I do that too,” or, “I hate that when that happens to me.” That is where you want them and where they will go when you make it personal. With that connection and distraction, your audience is primed for that surprise twist, your hilarious punch line.