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Comedy Tips: How To Be Witty

Do you want a fast sense of humour like Conan O’Brien’s? There are principles behind Conan’s sharp wit which he uses so often. Even understanding these principles can make people find you much funnier. The principles include: Out of context analysis: he strips away the context of something pointing out how …

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Comedy Tip: How Louis CK Tells A Joke

The Nerdwriter is a weekly video essay series that puts ideas to work. In this episode he talks us through the technique in which Louis CK creates and performs his jokes. The video goes through one of his jokes about monopoly beat by beat and explores how the comedian constructs …

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