Tag Archive: humorous speech contest

Mar 25

Secret Comedy Writing Techniques – Funny Words

“Fifty-seven years in this business, you learn a few things. You know what makes an audience laugh. You know what words are funny and which words are not funny. Alka Seltzer is funny. You say “Alka Seltzer” you get a laugh… words with a “K” in them are funny. Casey Stengel, that’s a funny name. …

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Feb 27

Advanced Humorous Speaking – How Do You Define Bombing?

I did the first speech in the Toastmasters Advanced Manual; “Humorously Speaking” and it’s left me somewhat confused. So I figured I might be able to work out some of my thoughts about it here. In the process of analysing my speech I will offer up what I did, how I feel it went and …

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Feb 20

How Can You Capture Your Sense of Humour?

For those of you who really want to learn stand-up comedy, or humorous speaking, I wanted to share with you a recent newsletter that I received from my comedy colleague Steve Roye. His newsletter is the “Comedy Success Professional Newsletter” (CSPN) and is offered specifically for new and experienced comedy professionals. If you haven’t done …

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Feb 02

Effective Public Speaking – Joke Format

I came across a notebook of mine that I hadn’t looked at in a long time and I found I’d made notes about scriptwriting and formatting for comedy. I made these notes on 11th October 2003. Unfortunately, I can’t for the life of me remember what book I made these notes from, but I think …

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Jan 02

The Killer Stand-up Comedy System

Edit: 08/21/2015 What is so pleasing to me is the fact that this product actually addresses all of the issues I have had with many other books on stand-up comedy and comedy writing I read prior to buying the Killer Stand-up System. If you wanna know what I found, and learn some stand stand-up comedy secrets …

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