Stand-up comedy, above all, is a creative art-form. Success in comedy isn’t a result of putting your head down and writing more jokes or getting more stage time. It’s about becoming meaningfully different from other comedians while maximizing laughs on stage. It’s about standing out of the crowd and giving audience members a reason to remember you long after the show.Jared Volle CreativeStandUp.com
Everything we practice and preach in Faster & Funnier and Creativity For Comedians is built on our core philosophy. This means Faster & Funnier and Creativity For Comedians are laser-focused on helping you achieve your ultimate goal: an artistically and financially successful career as a stand-up comedian.
We Stand For…
- Strategies that make you completely unique as a writer and performer
- Principles that lead to a HUGE fan-base
- Training that brings the fun and creativity back into writing and performing comedy
- The principles that lead to artistic and financial success
- Short-term focused training that results in being stuck performing open-mic gigs the rest of your life
- "Rule-based" comedy writing systems that take all the creativity and fun out of writing. Comedy is more than a list of joke formulas!
- "Connect-the-dots" writing systems & tactics that result in boring, hacky material
HOW WE’RE DIFFERENT
CreativeStandUp is different in two very important ways: We get different results and I get the results differently.
We Get Different Results
Tons of comedy courses and teachers teach comedians the same old, tired tricks. A typical 8 or 16 week course will teach you how to write traditionally-structured setups and punchlines that can get some laughs. These courses are setup for one purpose: Get new comedians from Point A (zero knowledge about comedy) to Point B (performing an acceptable set on an open mic). Instead, we take a step back and teach core fundamentals for high-level success in comedy (Point C) while giving you the tools and strategies to thrive at every stage of your career. These principles are just as applicable to an open-mic venues as they are to theaters and stadiums.
We Get Results Differently
Our method is designed to set you on a path toward becoming a highly unique performer from day 1. Instead of loading comedians down with dozens of "joke types" that end up creating writer's block and stripping the fun out of writing, we developed a "stage-model" of writing in which comedians are guided through various stages that result in material that is more authentic (creating massive rapport with the audience), easier to write (less writer's block), more fun (less rules), and lead to increased levels of creativity and uniqueness. This method is both rigid enough to give new comedians a concrete path toward writing and performing their first set, yet flexible enough to allow maximum creativity. These strategies can be used throughout your entire career.