Nernie, ‘my wife’ and I were driving to a Wicca market on Saturday to check out the neat metaphysical things that were there. On the way, an ambulance began to blare a few blocks behind us. We turned right, the ambulance turned right. We turned left, the ambulance turned left. Where ever we went, the ambulance horn squealed behind us following closer and closer! Finally, Nernie says: “I wonder where they’re going? What do they know that we don’t?”
In a way, this is a revelation to Stand Up Comedy only deeper. It might be better said this way: “what do you know that you don’t want others to know? What are the secrets and fears we’re afraid to share? The afraid part, the stuff we’re terrified to share is exactly what we should be exploring. It’s our treasure our theme, our market brand and should be included in our punchlines. ( The bigger the secret we share with an audience the more the audience says, ‘ I believe that too.’ My next class is built around unlocking each student’s deepest self and putting that into their, premises, punchlines, theme, their set. This will attract THEIR AUDIENCE.
This is the outline: 1) Locate the 5 biggest moments of our life. 2) Locate the theme/ pattern in these 5 stories. 3) Define, articulate our theme/ market brand. 4) Choose the 1 story out of the 5 that has the strongest attachment to your theme. 5) Build a set like tree rings with the 5 stories embedded within each other but starting and ending on the 1st story. 6) Tag each beginning and end of each ring with misdirection. 7) End with a set within a set, within a set ending with a set ripe with theme and our market brand, creating a set original, polished with deep well crafted material that’s got wields an unbreakable bond to who you are and connection to audiences. FACT!!! When we know who we are and share that through our humor we stop repulsing the life we’re supposed to live and attract the opportunities and purpose filled life we were meant to live.
This class is filling up. If you’re interested, really want to work and grow as a Stand Up and a Writer, have a ton of fun, E mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org