Thank you everyone for being in my class: Sabrina, Cathy, Clint, Krista, Christine, Brian and Conal. Everything in STAND UP WRITING is energy. We can be stuck in confusion or frustration, fear and doubt. In this class, allow your energy to be surrender. Surrender to the depths of you, Allow wonder and creative discovery to be your fuel. Have fun in sharing your story, adding and developing jokes for your story. * For next week we’re going to have: 5 opening jokes, a joke for the middle of the story and a joke for the end of the story. * We exchanged stories in the class and we’re going to TAG these stories with MISDIRECTION. ( TAG: means developing jokes and a story, add to, it means nurturing, making them better.) * MISDIRECTION: Misdirection is the unseen or unexpected punchline, bait and switch. 1) PREMISE,the idea: My Daughter wants a panda bear. ( FIRST: what are the emotions that come to you in this premise? cute, fuzzy, endangered, pudgy? I like to KNOW WHAT I FEEL ABOUT AN IDEA. The more emotion in a joke the bigger the connection to an audience and the bigger the laugh.) 2) Write down the point that you get out of looking at the feeling of the idea. (REMEMBER: at the bottom of the page you’re working on, write the word POOL and underline it. ANY IDEAS THAT ARE CONNECTED OR UNRELATED, ANY AND ALL IDEAS, JOT DOWN UNDER POOL. they might come in handy later.
* I decided to talk about how Panda’s are from a different time. 3) THE AMPLIFYING STATEMENTS: These are the 3 points we make that are CONNECTED TO THE PREMISE. So the formula is: PREMISE, AMPLIFYING STATEMENTS, PUNCHLINE. Here’s the joke I wrote.
“My daughter love’s Pandas. They’re magical, innocent, cute; Pandas are from a different time, it’s why they only come in white and black!”
We can look at any idea/premise and write out the beginning of the joke, the premise, ask how we feel and have ideas and feelings about the idea bubble up, JOURNAL on the idea and TALK OUT LOUD and come up with ideas for a PUNCHLINE and then insert the 3 STATEMENTS and play with them. REMEMBER: You can purchase my novel “The Angel’s Claw” from my website and INDIGO North Town. YOU can also see me on Face Book and YOU TUBE, You can also bring my WORK SHOP, KEY NOTE and STAND UP to your next event. E MAIL ME: firstname.lastname@example.org