December 29, 2017

Let’s address this early in the lessons as it’s one of the biggest challenges in stand-up, especially when you’re new. If you’ve taken the bullet point approach described in the first lesson, you have a big head start as you’re not desperately trying to remember every...

December 22, 2017

Whether you’re using a laptop, note-book, the back of fag packets or doing it mostly in your head, an effective writing process will take you back-and-forth between unconscious creativity and conscious crafting. Ideas emerge from the subconscious so you can't really fo...

December 15, 2017

I’ll begin by suggesting that stand-up writing need not be writing—by which I mean, there is no need to sit down and write a complete script, let alone learn it word-for-word. You could do that of course, but the danger is you’ll find yourself on stage like a rabbit ca...

December 15, 2017

I was going to publish this material as an e-book (hence the snazzy cover above). But then I landed a proper book deal: namely, A Director’s Guide to the Art of Stand-up. So I thought I'd give away this material for free here on my blog (and rewrite and develop it as I...

Please reload

Featured Posts

Lesson 25: Endings & Deaths

January 4, 2019

1/10
Please reload

Recent Posts
Please reload

Archive
Please reload

Search By Tags

I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

Please reload