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“One Thing.” How to get the most out of your set on Monday the 12th.

Sorry it’s taken extra time to get this blog up kids. I also ask everyone to please share me class and my website with everyone thank you in advance if you have already. My next class begins Monday April 30th in Yuks Comedy Club in Century Casino. Share my E mail with anyone who’s interested and I will answer all questions, my class info, hiring me as a Key Note and Corporate Comedian. Big breath, thank you again.

Alright, your set: In every part of your set there’s ONE THING you can do to achieve the results that you desire.                                                                               1) Tape your set and listen to it. Have a note pad ready and listen to your set, ask this: are you pausing after each joke? Does your set contain your theme, the market brand the thing that tell us who you really are? (We’re not looking for quantity, ten minutes, we’re looking for quality, the one thing that makes you, YOU: honesty)

2) Does your set START with your SECOND BEST JOKE and End with your BEST JOKE? Look at your set and talk it out. Remember when you’re telling your set you’re reliving a story you LIVED! Give the people in your set their own voice, actions and let go and be yourself.

3) Does your set close on your BEST JOKE. Your story/set should gradually get funnier, the points/punch lines in your set should grow to your best joke, your last joke.

4) Look at your set/story and make sure every joke MAKES A POINT.

5) Journal your set each day before Monday and while you are, look at your jokes from other perspectives, from other people in the story; dad, mom, a sibling-to the dog cat or something inanimate like the couch or bag of chips you just ate.

7) Your energy , what you feel is what’s being shared with the audience, not only the material. If you’re nervous, excited, passionate or grateful because you took PAUL SVEEN’S comedy class to help you with your genius comedy; whatever you’re feeling is the fuel behind your performance. So be happy have fun. And if you’re scared: TELL THEM. Be honest with an audience and they’ll love you for it.

8) Be prepared: don’t bring a notepad on stage. Know your material; rehearse it and have your set on your phone, listen to it over and over always finding ways to add emotion to the joke. Dress nice, clean clothes and feeling good. Don’t drink or smoke pot before a show. After, shoot heroin in your eye if you like but for your performance: rehearse, rehearse rehearse-repeat.

REMEMBER: there’s ONE THING you can do in each segment of your set, look at each part of your set that I’ve described above and ask yourself, what’s the one thing I can do now to have a better set for Monday.

THEME + STORY+ USING EMOTION AND PERSPECTIVE+ THE SET OUTLINE- SECOND BEST JOKE, TOO YOUR BEST JOKE=RESULTS.

Have fun and I’ll see you at 6:30 on Monday March 12 at Yuk Yuks in Century Casino on Fort Road.