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JOKE STUDY SERIES INDEX


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Original material written by professional humor writers, John Cantu (editor) and Susan Cerce who's material has been performed by The Smothers Brothers, Kevin Mean, Joan Rivers, Rip Taylor, and many others.




Real World Examples of Editing and Updating Jokes


Cantu & Giles Updating Jokes pencil

Fasten your set belts. Here's an over the shoulder look at a couple of writers batting around some jokes and updating and editing them for better clarity and bigger laughs. I'm tossing them and Giles is editing them.

And as the pros say, "An old joke is a joke that doesn't get a laugh."

Be advised there are 117! jokes here!!!

Guest Editors pencil

One of the major differences between civilians and humor pros is when civilians hear something funny their tendency is to simply think 'That is a funny joke.' When comedy pros hear something funny their tendency is to both, think 'That is funny', and also 'Could the construction be changed to make it stronger?' I.e., funnier. Sometimes not, but the analysis is still important.

In an interview with Larry Wilde, Jerry Seinfeld says, "I will spend an hour trying to get an eight word sentence down to five."


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