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Standup and Speakers: Use this technique to write funnier material

 I've got a new favorite set-up I'm using that's so new it's not even in "The Comedy Bible." I call it, "Reluctant Admissions" and here's how it works:  I make a big, bold statement of "truth" and then I have to admit that it was actually a total lie.  Now, here's how you put it into action...
Recently, I was performing for a Canadian audience and I said:
[STATEMENT] "We have so much in common, you're from Canada - I'm from Canada!"  
[ADMISSION ONE] "Well, not exactly 'Canada' Canada...'" 
[ADMISSION TWO] "Actually, that's just what I tell people when I'm travelling through France."
Here's another example: 
[STATEMENT] I lost 120 pounds! 
[ADMISSION ONE] Well... I didn't exactly lose all of it at once. 
[ADMISSION TWO] Well, actually - I just lost and gained the same 10 pounds twelve times.
Your turn now. Riff on this:

[STATEMENT] I finished my first 5K yesterday!
[ADMISSION ONE]
[ADMISSION TWO]
And you don't have to be a comic to add this to your spiel. It's a great opening joke for speakers and comics alike!

Go ahead and post your on jokes using this formula in my blog comments.

7 comments:

http://thecomedyjourney.blogspot.com/ said...

- I finished my first 5K yesterday

- Well, I only went around the block a couple of times but it felt like 5K.

- And I drove so it was over quite quickly.

Fran said...

I finished my first 5K yesterday.

Well, I guess I'd be misleading you if I made out that I STARTED it yesterday, too.

I've been doing a little bit each day ... since 2009.

First time I've visited your blog (from the UK). Some great hints on here. Thanks.

lisa j said...

I finished my first 5K yesterday!
Well... it wasn't really a 5k it was a more like a 1K.
Ok it wasn't even a 1K...I think I may have just done
The K part.
What does the K stand for again?

GaryZ said...

I finished my first 5K yesterday!

OK so I didn't run it

I actually finished watching it on TV.

Me Oh Maya said...

I finished my 5 K, it was actually my roommates 5K so
I gotta skip town before he finds out...

Me Oh Maya said...

I finished my 5 K, it was actually my roommates 5K so
I gotta skip town before he finds out...

Will Bolt said...

I just finished my first 5K yesterday.
It was a little tricky with all the obstacles and fences.
But y'know, it's a lot easier to run when police dogs are chasing you.