Tips on Comedy Writing
Tip #2: Get your audience engaged by starting off with rhetorical questions. "Anyone else think that Lady Gaga's meat dress was over the top in cholesterol?" Remember, stand-up is not a speech, but a conversation, and including the audience is always a good idea.
Tip #3: Rather than sitting at a computer to write comedy material, get together with a comedy buddy in person or via Skype and create your material in conversation and then write it. We've created a new networking comedy buddy system, and it's free. Find your "comedy soul-mate" here.
Judy Carter blogs on comedy, storytelling and public speaking techniques, using personal stories and her adventures as a stand-up comic turned motivational public speaker. Her weekly blogs are read by fans of her books, “The Comedy Bible” (Simon and Schuster) and “The Message of You” (St. Martin’s Press), which include comics, speakers, and entrepreneurs. She is also known for teaching the value of humor and storytelling to businesses as a leadership and stress reduction tool.