Standup Comedy, Humorous Public Speaking, & Becoming Funnier

Standup Comedy Complete: The Ultimate Guide To Humorous Public Speaking and Writing and Performing Jokes

4.20 (53 reviews)
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Creativity
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Standup Comedy, Humorous Public Speaking, & Becoming Funnier
410
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1.5 hours
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Jan 2024
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What you will learn

Standup Comedy and Humorous Public Speaking

Structure of jokes: Active joke writing so you can write jokes about anything

Passive joke writing: how to write jokes without trying

How to improve jokes to get bigger laughs

How to write self depreciation jokes

Comic tools of comedians

How to develop character acts

How to create your own comedy routine

Bombing: what to do when your jokes don't work

How to host a show and be a master of ceremony

Description

Do you want to incorporate humor into your speeches so that your performance is entertaining, memorable, and influential? Why not learn from people whose job it is to give funny speeches? From comedians.


This course breaks down the tools and techniques used in standup comedy so that you too can be funny when giving speeches. By the end of this course, you’ll learn how you can create jokes, humorous public speaking tips, and how to build a comedy act from scratch.

Craft the Perfect Joke: Learn the art of joke writing, timing, and delivery, allowing you to keep your audience rolling in laughter from start to finish.


Discover Your Unique Style: Comedy is all about individuality. Unearth your own comedic style and find what makes you stand out as a performer. We'll nurture your authenticity to make your comedy shine.


A Step-by-Step Guide: We've designed this course to cater to aspiring comedians of all levels. Whether you're a total beginner or have some experience under your belt, our step-by-step approach will help you hone your skills and deliver side-splitting performances.


Comprehensive Topics: From crafting your first joke to commanding the stage with confidence, we cover it all. Discover the secrets of timing, delivery, storytelling, and crowd interaction - the elements that separate the great comedians from the rest.

Content

Introduction

Standup Comedy Course
Introduction
Join the comedian club

Creating Comedy

The structure of jokes. Active joke writing: coming up with jokes about anything
Tagging: coming up with punchlines
Passive joke writing: how to come up with jokes without trying
Improving jokes: getting bigger laughs
Jerry Seinfeld Interview: How to Write a Joke | The New York Times
Casually Explained: How to make something funny
Joe Rogan on writing jokes

Humor Tricks of the Trade

Self depreciation: jokes that almost always work
Humor Tricks of the Trade
Ricky Gervais: The Principles of Comedy
Conan O'Brien: How To Be Witty

How To Come Up With A Character Act

How To Come Up With A Character Act
Mr. Bean's Physical Comedy
Laughing Matters | Rowan Atkinson on how to slapstick or physical comedy

Developing A Routine

Developing A Routine
Practicing comedy effectively
How Louis CK Tells A Joke

Getting the most out of your performance

Getting the most out of your performance
Bombing: what to do when your jokes don't work
Zach Galifianakis on bombing onstage
How to host a show or be a master of ceremony
Kevin Hart's 3 Secrets To Hilarious Storytelling

Conclusion and bonus material

Conclusion
Talking Funny Interview: Jerry Seinfeld, Ricky Gervais, Chris Rock, Louis CK

Reviews

Shivakshu
May 3, 2020
It was alright according to my expectations. I was expecting you to be more prepared with the examples in between your talks. This was less for such an important topic. It looked like you were talking out of spontaneity and not preparation. You spoke but the real learning always comes late in your speech and I literally had to forward your videos to come to the substance part. There are other people's videos which are not that helpful rather you should have summarized by showing little clippings in between your talks. I learnt but was really expecting some sort of a road map at the end of the course and the videos to be more motivating and substance driven. This is straight from the fresh end of course experience. Hope this feedback really helps you build a stronger content in future. Thanks and all the best
Josh
April 16, 2020
Great class on teaching the fundamentals of joke writing / stand-up and includes some good outside resources to learn more!
Don
March 9, 2020
This is the BEST course for future standup comedians. I was VERY successful at my FIRST gig. I owe it all to Chester Sky's course. The bonus sections were very valuable to me and now I am pursuing standup full time. The value I received from was way higher than the cost. His comedy and teaching style is genius. Also, he is a very funny dude. Yes, you can be a comedian with this course. BUY IT! Thank you Chester, you made my dream come true. DON BURRELL
Alex
October 11, 2019
Such an informative yet entertaining course. The instructor was able to break down humor creation in great detail and gave me all the tools needed to do it seamlessly, sometimes even on the spot. Thank you for such an amazing course!

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