Category: How to Write Stand-Up Comedy

In my How to Write Stand-Up Comedy series, I will explore writing exercises, idea-generating techniques, and other practices for writing stand-up comedy. The series is a companion to the Have You Heard This podcast in which I have conversations with comedians that explore a new and developing joke from their act.

How to Write Stand-Up Comedy: Make Lists

Learning how to write stand-up comedy starts with learning how to recognize what you want to talk about on stage. Using a notebook to keep track of your thoughts is a start. Keeping lists of things that evoke strong emotions is a great way to find topics that are personal and meaningful to you.

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