Standup Comedy, Humorous Public Speaking, & Becoming Funnier
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Standup Comedy, Humorous Public Speaking, & Becoming Funnier

Standup Comedy Complete: The Ultimate Guide To Humorous Public Speaking and Writing and Performing Jokes
4.2 (21 ratings)
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175 students enrolled
Created by Chester Sky
Last updated 4/2020
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 12 articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll 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
Requirements
  • A desire to learn how to be funny and an interest in learning standup comedy from comedians.
  • Ability to click the play button on videos.
  • Desire for people to laugh at stuff you say. Kind of a wierd thing to want when you think about it...
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.


This is a standup comedy theory course…how exactly does comedy and being funny work? But it’s a practical course because everything I teach you I use in my own standup comedy act myself, and you can use these tools right away in your own performances.


This course is different from other courses on public speaking because its focused-on performing comedic material, and the information is broken down into the absolute bare bone essentials. Everything here is practical and to the point.


Learning how to do standup comedy will teach you how to come up with jokes that make people laugh onstage, make you an entertaining humorous public speaker, and give you a sense of confidence.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for people who want to learn standup comedy, joke writing and performing, and humorous public speaking. Other species are welcome too...
Course content
Expand all 27 lectures 01:21:05
+ Creating Comedy
8 lectures 30:33
Join the comedian club
00:09
Tagging: coming up with punchlines
08:06
Passive joke writing: how to come up with jokes without trying
05:54
Improving jokes: getting bigger laughs
06:04
Jerry Seinfeld Interview: How to Write a Joke | The New York Times
00:03
Casually Explained: How to make something funny
00:02
Joe Rogan on writing jokes
00:01
+ Humor Tricks of the Trade
4 lectures 08:41
Self depreciation: jokes that almost always work
05:13
Humor Tricks of the Trade
03:25
Ricky Gervais: The Principles of Comedy
00:01
Conan O'Brien: How To Be Witty
00:01
+ How To Come Up With A Character Act
3 lectures 03:31
How To Come Up With A Character Act
03:26
Mr. Bean's Physical Comedy
00:02
Laughing Matters | Rowan Atkinson on how to slapstick or physical comedy
00:03
+ Developing A Routine
3 lectures 10:40
Developing A Routine
03:53
Practicing comedy effectively
06:44
How Louis CK Tells A Joke
00:03
+ Getting the most out of your performance
5 lectures 20:58
Getting the most out of your performance
07:36
Bombing: what to do when your jokes don't work
08:36
Zach Galifianakis on bombing onstage
00:01
How to host a show or be a master of ceremony
04:42
Kevin Hart's 3 Secrets To Hilarious Storytelling
00:02
+ Conclusion and bonus material
2 lectures 01:49
Conclusion
01:46
Talking Funny Interview: Jerry Seinfeld, Ricky Gervais, Chris Rock, Louis CK
00:03