Paul Entwistle: How to Get Started in Stand-Up Comedy 

And so it begins...  I lost my job at the Muller Yoghurt factory. Well they said I was cutting corners. That was the first joke I told at the very first stand up gig I ever did. I know it’s not exactly Woody Allen but it got a few chuckles and I was off! Like [...]

January 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Jayus: A joke so unfunny you have to laugh

When your children are small, you want to make them laugh and be happy, and so you tell them jokes- simple jokes, the sort they'll understand, with puns and pitfalls and probably a few rude noises as well. They will want to please you in return, in the way that children do, and so, even [...]

December 6th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Logan Murray – The Tyranny of Work: How to motivate the comic mind

Part 1 Every comedy writer goes through a stage (usually several times a week), when they stare blankly out of the window and wonder if they will ever have another creative idea ever again. A black fug descends and every idea seems laboured or banal. An over-riding desire to sort out your sock draw arises. [...]

November 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Nonviolent Communication: This Joke Can Save Your Life!

"​Finally, I'd like to illustrate how a young woman used empathy to bypass violence during night shift at a drug detoxification center in Toronto. The young woman recounted this story during second workshop she attended in NVC. At 11:00 p.m. one night, a few weeks after her first NVC training, a man who'd obviously been [...]

October 27th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments