Comedy has lot similarities with professional sports. Always have it in mind that pass successes are termed history. You can only be paid for today’s success. Trust me, if you are intelligent can learn comedy, develop it, and even produce your own fresh ideas. One of the problems faced is that the commercial industry won’t just pay enough if you are a second fiddle, you need to be at your very best to be at the top of the food chain. In the comedy industry, your contents must go beyond being good enough, because good enough is no longer acceptable. Here are a few tips to help you to become a better humor writer..
- Working with a Team
It is ideal that you write with a trusted partner if possible. In respective of the challenges in time scheduling, a team of two to three writers is highly encouraged for better creation of that million dollars humor content. The good thing about working with a team is that you may have someone in your team who has better lines than you or better punch lines. You must listen and share ideas with those you respect, and most of it all enjoy working with them.
- Get an Agent
Please note the big agents won’t want to do business with a Rookie, but the truth is that Newbies can’t hit the spotlight without an agent. Though there might be several exceptions, but it is very vital that you ﬁnd them. A big Playwright “Abe Burrows” actually said he sees his agent as a family. He continued by saying if he paid his agent 10 percent, he feels he is giving a family member a token not a commission.
- Show Your Work to the World
You know a good comedy should be like a bright light that cannot be hidden. You need to carve your own audience, and you must allow your audience to connect with your work. If you are finding it difficult to get an audience, it’s time to get a trusted humor professional, writer or an actor. Never ask or walk up to a stranger to say, “What do you think of this?” You should also be careful of trying your humor out on your family, friends, spouse, or kids. They will judge you too critically, instead of them just relaxing and enjoying your work.