Learn how to write and perform comedy from the legendary Steve Martin. Teaching Assistant. 30Day Money Back. Video Lessons. Hours of Content. How can the answer be improved? Learning to write comedy is pretty much the same. You can find a class or program on sitcom writing, improv and stand up. You can read books on comedy writing (Writing The Romantic Comedy is very good, as is What Are You Laughing At?
: How to Write Funny Screenplays, Stories, and More). The most important thing you need to know about how to be a comedian is that you are writing for a speech, an informal one at that. The audience will never get to see your writing in fact, they dont even care if you DID any writing at all.
If you are trying to learn how to write standup comedy material, dont try to write it in a literary fashion. Dont try to pluck what may be funny out of thin air from a blank piece of paper. Be yourself and learn how to effectively use, structure and harness the well developed comedy talent and sense of humor that you already have.