Faster & Funnier: Beginner’s Guide
The Faster & Funnier Beginner’s Guide introduces comedic conflict and how to use it in joke writing. This course is required to access the advanced course.
ABOUT THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE
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Part 1 introduces different styles of stand-up comedy, their strengths and weaknesses, and gives short video examples of each style.
Part 2 and Part 3 teach general writing principles that are important for all types of writing and performance styles.
Learn what high-quality setups, punchlines, and taglines look like and how they benefit a performance. This lesson lays the foundation for learning about the mechanics of humor and comedic conflict.
THE MECHANICS OF HUMOR
Part 1 the psychology behind how setups and punchlines work together to create humor. You’ll learn how audiences go from listening to understanding to laughing at a joke.
In part 2, you’ll be introduced to “Comedic Conflict.” Comedic Conflict is the engine that makes all types of humor work.
HOW JOKES CREATE COMEDIC CONFLICT
This lesson goes through the most common types of conventional joke formats to show you how to write each type of joke yourself. It also strengthens your understanding of comedic conflict and creates a simple way to begin applying comedic conflict in your writing.
MANAGING COMEDIC CONFLICT
This lesson begins taking the training-wheels off. Instead of using strict joke formulas you’ll begin applying comedic conflict more naturally.
Part 1 teaches you a super-simple way to create comedic conflict in a way that is natural and doesn’t require joke formats. Part 1 teaches you a generic way of creating comedic conflict that works in any situation.
Part 2 breaks down each type of comedic conflict and shows you how to find opportunities that are uniquely suited for each type.
Part 3 answers the all-important question: “How does the audience decide if (and how hard) to laugh?” You’ll learn the underlying psychology that influences how hard an audience member will laugh at each joke.
5 STEPS OF JOKE WRITING
This lesson takes you through the entire joke-writing process from start to finish. You’ll learn a simple process for how to begin with a single (boring) word prompt and apply comedic conflict strategies to create your own material. Each step ends by showing you how Jared has applied that step to write his own new material.
The walkthrough is an in-depth stream of consciousness by Jared while he’s joke writing. It’s a great way of seeing the thought-process of a veteran comedian as he explores the comedic conflict behind different jokes.
PREPARE YOUR PERFORMANCE
This lesson provides some important tips on how to perform your jokes, how to organize jokes into a performance, and how to prepare yourself for the stage.
The Beginner’s Guide comes with a 1-month membership to our student forums where you can get help from Jared if you’re having trouble writing or have questions about the course.
DISCOUNTS AND PROMOTIONS
The Beginner’s Guide launched in March, 2018. The course price will increase over the next few weeks until it reaches $39.99.
Group Discounts: email Jared.
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Full Price: $39.99