Ultimate Joke Writing Guide For Writing Stand-Up Comedy
What you'll learn
- How to write stand-up comedy jokes
This is the newest version of Faster & Funnier, the best selling comedy writing course on Udemy in 2020! This new version goes even more in depth on joke writing skills and includes all-new bonus compilation videos!
Discover the untold secrets of top comedians. This in-depth joke writing course goes over all 12 major joke structures and gives you exact steps on how to write jokes confidently, whether you're a seasoned pro honing your skills or it's your first time writing jokes.
Joke Writing Guides include...
Joke Psychology/Theory - Learn how each type of joke creates humor in its own unique way. This gives you a clear target to shoot for when writing your own material.
Step-By-Step Writing Guide - Each joke guide walks you through the entire joke writing process, from start to finish.
Real-World Examples from stand-up comedy, sketch comedy, sitcoms, movies, & more! We'll deconstruct the entire writing process to show you how you can write hilarious jokes. This gives you a variety of real world examples that explain the entire writing process.
Joke Writing Walkthroughs - Jared takes random word prompts and walks you through the entire writing process, from start to finish! This takes your joke writing knowledge to an even deeper level. Watch as Jared breaks down each step and describes his thought process the whole way. This means when you're writing your own jokes, you'll already have a comedian you can model to get your results. No need to worry if you're doing it right.
This is the only stand-up comedy writing guide that includes joke psychology, step-by-step writing guides, real world examples, and joke writing walkthroughs! ... and Jared doesn't just do this for you once!
12 Joke Writing Guides Included!
Broken Assumptions Joke Writing Guide
Exaggerations Joke Writing Guide
Understatements Joke Writing Guide
Specificity Joke Writing Guide
Contradictions Joke Writing Guide
Puns Joke Writing Guide
Meta-Jokes & Anti-Comedy Joke Writing Guides
Comparison Joke Writing Guide
Contrast Joke Writing Guides
Analogies Joke Writing Guide
Callback Joke Writing Guide
Parody Joke Writing Guide
The newest addition to our joke-writing guide! These bonus videos have been wildly popular in the past, but this is the first time I’m releasing them on Udemy. Why are the compilation videos so effective in teaching comedy?… because mastery is all about repetition! The more you can practice a single skill, the better you’ll get at it.
And the best way to get that repetition is to watch amazing comedians who have already learned the lessons you’re trying to learn. That means watching great comedians do what they do best.
This is where our compilation videos come in. They take long comedy performances and “reorganize” them so that all the same types of jokes are done back-to-back.
Simply put, we show you great comedians using each skill over and over and over again. As you go through the video you’ll see great comedians using the same skills you'll learn in the course! This adds a whole new level to your understanding of how to write great jokes.
"Best. Course. Ever. Jared has done his homework. And he’s as sharp as a piece of broken porcelain. For the beginning comic, just his fundamental advice about memorizing material at the expense of persona is invaluable, but that’s just a start. As a published author with a journalism degree, I can tell you his writing advice is spot on. But every single presentation and there are close to a 100 with variable lengths, has clear and concise information that will help the pro almost as much as it helps the novice. For novices, this course is indispensable. For pros, I guarantee Jared’s informative videos are still well worth your time".
– Billy O’Connor
Author of Confessions of a Bronx Bookie
“This program gives you the tools you need to not only become a good comic. It helps you break down the walls we don’t realize we put up for ourselves and harness your craft to become a great comic. If your are serious about becoming a professional comedian then this is a must have."
– Trevor Gertonson
Stand-Up Comedian, Writer, Actor and creator of Laugh You Bastards.
"This program is spot on. I just applied the storytelling techniques and it was soooo much easier to write material. Not only did it help me focus more on how I naturally talk and have conversations, it helped me weave multiple jokes I made for a premise into a more natural cohesive bit. I can’t wait to test this new stuff out next time I get onstage."
Comedian Davincey Moore
“This is one of those courses that covers the basics and goes beyond. It gives you the box and then tells you what is outside of it. I am not sure if it is ahead of its time, but it is DEFINITELY TIME FOR IT!"
~Dave Johnson- Award-winning Comedy/Magician, clients include various conventions and Fortune 500 companies.
“You're my new hero. This course is a much-needed resource for the thousands of comedians (including me!) who need no-nonsense, practical advice for generating ideas, fine-tuning material, overcoming challenges, developing an original style, and mapping out a career."
~Paula Johnson- Co-Producer, The Joke Gym, Los Angeles
"Jared breaks down what the pros are doing and how you can achieve amazing results on stage. I've read many stand-up comedy books. This is the only book that has given me a deeper understanding of why comedy works and how to use that knowledge to further my career."
~Comedian Ellery Allexis- Actor, Comedian, Producer, and Host
Who this course is for:
- Aspiring comedians
- Open mic comedians looking to start getting paid
- Professional comedians looking to break away from their competition
Jared has been an opener for top comedians such as Kyle Cease (#1 Comedy Central Special of 2009) on his Wake Up College Tour and Louie Anderson (Ranked #83 on Comedy Central's "Greatest Comedians of All-Time" List). He was also a Finalist in the Great American Comedy Festival and has performed in A-list comedy clubs, theaters, amphitheaters, and universities. As a comedian, he’s known for his unique blend of audience interaction, improvisation, and comedic storytelling.
Jared's career got off to a rough start. After struggling for 2 years to excel at joke writing, he threw out all his material and started from scratch. Jared began purposely ignoring "best practice" and ruthlessly analyzing top comedians, spotting where current comedy teaching broke down. The new style paid off quickly. Within a few months, he went from dive bars and open mics to getting paid to headline showcases (modest 20-minute sets). A year later he began doing full-length headlining (45+ minutes).
In 2008, Jared began teaching live comedy classes in Denver, CO. In 2011, Jared published Faster & Funnier, one of the highest-rated courses on stand-up comedy. In 2019, Jared published Playfully Inappropriate, one of Comedypreneur’s “Best Comedy Books Every Comedian Should Read.” He also received his Master’s in Creativity & Innovation from Drexel University in 2014.