With our supportive instruction, anyone can do stand-up. Successful stand-up comedy stems from an engaging, positive and constructive writing environment, where students are encouraged to take risks, explore and communicate what they think is fun about the world. Comics in our program build confidence in the choices they make, in themselves, and in their creative ideas both on paper and on stage. Our stand-up comedy philosophy is rooted in improvisation and coached by an experienced faculty of performers, writers and working comics.
Constructing Your First Five Minute Stand- Up Comedy Set (An Outline)
Constructing Your First Five Minute Stand- Up Comedy Set (An Outline) | Devin's Comedy
The most difficult thing for someone to do is to get on that stage for the first time. Below is an outline of how I would suggest you build your first five-minute set to get the most out of your time. Put down your water, adjust the mic or put the stand behind you. Just make sure you are ready to go. Get there quick.
Show less One of the best ways to make people laugh is by telling a joke or a funny story. Studies show that jokes and laughter can decrease stress and ease tension. But getting people to laugh requires writing good jokes. With these tips, practice, and remembering to have fun, your good jokes will give many people a good laugh!
In my previous article, How to Write Jokes — Joke Premise Part 3 , I wrote about the joke premise and its relationship to the comic voice. What is a joke? Funny you should ask. Most people would define a joke as something someone says or does that makes others laugh.