Hey, i really want to do your free comedy course and become a stand up comedian but i don't have a routine at all i'm having trouble writing jokes. Could you some how help me with joke/ comedy writing?
Glad you are considering the class! Thanks for the question.
Now the bad news, as far as can I help you with writing goes.
Not really, any more than the course already tries to do. You really gotta just bring whatever you think is funny on stage and see how it does. Giving joke formulas or the like would just delay your ability to start writing funny things on your own, which you are going to need to learn to do as soon as possible.
A good thing to do is just write down everything you can remember saying to your friends that made them laugh.
Then ask yourself, “What would I need to add to that to make people who were not there, who don’t know my friends, laugh at this?”
Like maybe a couple sentences up top explaining the situation until you get to the funny part.
A guy came up to me after a show and said, in a dicky way, “it’s weird you’re hanging out after the show. Most comedians won’t hang out after the show.” I said, “that’s weird, we always hang out after the show.”
He said, “Fucking queers don’t wanna drink with me.”
I whispered to my friend Adam, under my breath, “Now I get it,” and he laughed.
In real life, I only said those two sentences and Adam laughed.
When I turned that into a joke, I told the whole story, the way I just wrote it, and before THAT,
I added, “I go all over doing comedy. Sometimes you meet cool people. Sometimes you don’t.” Then I described the guy.
With these sentences added, a line that made my friend laugh became a joke I could do on stage.
Play around with turning quips you made in social situations into jokes in this manner. Then get up on stage as soon as you can. Hope this helps a little.