I have been off the map for the past 48 hours and this is why:
[Sunday September 24 2017]
An Open Mic (us trying our material and trying the stage out)
[Monday September 25 2017]
A Full Day Workshop introducing the classical Structure of a good Stand Up Comedy show & An Assignment that will guide us to developing a good show
[Tuesday September 26 2017]
Workshop Day II: presenting our prepared stand up show in front of our peers then at 8:00 pm in front of our friends in A Legit Stand Up Comedy Show at Retro Active Monot
What I took from this workshop?
A Stand Up Comedian is the writer, director, and performer of his show.
A Good Stand up comedian:
- Comes up with his own material – something that he cares about
- Avoids mentioning genital organs or swear words – just for the heck of it
- Never disrespects another comedian
- Knows well how to be an audience member – Zips it
- Attacks Up never down – An ugly girl attacks Victoria Secret models and not vice versa
- Always makes the audience feel superior
A Good Joke consists of a premise (subject), Setup (place/location), and Punch line.
Types of jokes:
- Acting Out
- Impressions In Sounds (the impression is not the joke, whatever is being said should still sound funny even if there was no impression)
- Compare & Constrast
- Breaking Logic: Exaggeration
A one-hour stand up show doesn’t mean a longer build up for jokes; Louis CK presents one-hour sets consisting of one-minute-jokes.
It is best to start with a 5 minute set, then move to a 10, 15, 45, and 1 hour sets. Classically, the show should start and end up with the funniest material.
So much love for our mentors & the Comedy Central production team!