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o you make people laugh? Do you have the knack of seeing the quirky side of
things or do you find it easy to take a totally normal situation and make it
so funny people are rolling on the floor in stiches? Well, then maybe you should
try your hand at writing comedy material.
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Now wait! Don't quit your job just yet. Writing comedy material isn't quite
the same as tv sitcom and movie writing. A comedy writer writes material that
comedians use. You're the guy behind the scenes. The one who spends sleepless
nights coming up with one-liners and rib-tickling stuff that other comedians
get the credit for. Competition is so extreme in this business that even the
good writers take years to be "discovered". You have to make your
own luck. You have to network. You may have to shove your face in front of people
who don't want to see you... if you believe you're a great writer.
Believe it or not, comedy writers usually have training in writing. Many have
degrees in Literature. You could join your local theatre or production house
for a start, and as you gain a reputation for writing, move your way towards
writing comedy material for comedians and famous personalities. This is a business
where success is ten percent talent, ten percent luck and the rest is persistence.
You've got to be a wiz with words and "reading" people's personalities
and situations. Don't worry about the unfunny amateurs... they'll eventually
fade off into the sunset. You on the other hand, will one day make millions
of people laugh and when that happens, you'll be laughing all the way to the