September 26, 2016

Dear Friend,

My name is Col Cameron and in the next 5 minutes you could be learning my best secrets to a successful first stand up comedy gig. I am constantly amazed by the large number of aspiring comics I meet who are still waiting, stalling, hoping to pluck up the courage to try Stand Up Comedy for the very first time.

Hardest Job In The World

I am often amazed by how little they know about Stand Up before they throw themselves on the mercy of the crowd. It takes a lot of guts to do that and it's tough! Sometimes it truly feels like "THE HARDEST JOB IN THE WORLD."

Professional Advice

There is an easier, quicker and smarter way. It combines workshop-style stage time with quality, professional help and advice. Instead of making mistake after mistake as you prepare for your first big gig in front of a real audience, get help right now to make sure you learn successful habits and techniques.

With 20+ years experience as a professional performer and teacher, I've chosen the key tools and techniques that you need to experience your own success.

Introducing 2 eBooks to fast track your success!

How To Kill On Your First Stand Up Gig! - Books 1&2

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BOOK 1


In How To KILL On Your First Stand Up Gig! - Book 13d_book1_f2f2f2f2You Will Discover:


 

  • How To Conquer Fear And Criticism
  • How To Find And Build Great Material
  • The Mechanics Of A Joke
  • How To Use The Best Joke Writing Devices
  • How To Expand Your Material
  • The Skill And Importance Of Editing
View Book 1 Full Table Of Contents +

Table of Contents

Preface…….. 4

Notes……….. 6

Introduction…….. 7

CHAPTER 1…….. 9

Fear And Criticism…….. 9

Fear……….. 9

A Helpful Fear……….. 10

Criticism……….. 11

Go To Live Stand Up Comedy Shows……….. 12

CHAPTER 2…….. 14

Finding And Building Material…….. 14

What Am I Going To Talk About?……….. 14

Joke Mining……….. 14

The Premise……….. 14

Exercise:……. 17

You – A Great Place To Start……….. 18

Exercise:……. 19

Talking Out Loud……….. 20

Exercise:……. 24

Exercise:……. 24

What Makes You Laugh?……….. 24

On-Stage Character……….. 25

Expanding Your Material……….. 26

Chronological Expansion……….. 27

Lateral Expansion……….. 28

CHAPTER 3…….. 30

Writing A Killer Joke – Devices…….. 30

How Do I Write A Killer Joke?……….. 30

Surprise……….. 30

Misdirection/Ambiguity……….. 32

Exaggeration……. 36

The Rule Of 3……….. 37

Lists……….. 38

Storytelling……….. 39

CHAPTER 4…….. 40

The Set-Up, Punchline & Call-Back…….. 40

The Set-Up Explained……….. 40

The Punchline’s Mechanics……….. 41

Funny Word Last……….. 41

Clean Delivery Of The Punchline……….. 42

Exercise:……. 43

Rhythm And Sound……….. 43

Exercise:……. 44

Call-Back……….. 45

CHAPTER 5…….. 47

More Great Devices…….. 47

Universal Truth……….. 47

Examples of failed Universal Truths……….. 48

Metaphor……….. 50

The Aside……….. 51

Your Thoughts Their Thoughts……….. 51

CHAPTER 6…….. 53

Editing…….. 53

Editing Through Lists……….. 54

Editing Off Stage……….. 54

Editing Through Gestures……….. 55

BOOK 2…….. 56

GLOSSARY…….. 58

 

BOOK 2


In How To KILL On Your First Stand Up Gig! - Book 2Book 2You Will Discover:


 

  • How To Shape Your Material
  • How To Rehearse Your First Set
  • Vital Stagecraft Secrets
  • How To Avoid Dying On Stage
  • How To Memorize Your Set
  • Performer's Etiquette
View Book 2 Full Table Of Contents +

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION……….. 3

CHAPTER 1……….. 4

Shaping Your Material Into A Set……….. 4

How should I order my set?……….. 5

I don’t know what’s funny yet!……….. 7

Comedy Buddy……….. 7

CHAPTER 2……….. 9

Rehearsing Your First Set……….. 9

Keywords……….. 9

Rehearsing with a stopwatch……….. 10

Anti-distraction technique……….. 11

Remembering your set……….. 12

Connecting your jokes together……….. 13

Loci technique……….. 14

CHAPTER 3……….. 19

You And Your Audience……….. 19

First Impressions……….. 19

What Is A Performer’s Character?……….. 19

Do I Need To Create A Character?……….. 20

Why Do Some Comedians Connect Better With Audiences Than Others?……….. 22

Commitment……….. 22

Honesty……….. 23

Trust……….. 24

Don’t Be Bulletproof!……….. 27

Self-Deprecation……….. 28

CHAPTER 4……….. 30

On Stage……….. 30

Microphone Technique……….. 30

What Effect Does Your Volume Have On Your Audience?……….. 31

How Should I Hold The Mic?……….. 32

Can I shout into the mic?……….. 33

Mic stand or no mic stand?……….. 33

Hey those lights are really bright!……….. 34

Where do I look while performing?……….. 35

How do I start my set?……….. 36

Performing to a time limit……….. 38

What do I do when they laugh?……….. 38

CHAPTER 5……….. 41

Dying On Stage……….. 41

Analyzing The Fear……….. 41

It’s Not Your Fault……….. 42

Keep Learning……….. 43

More Factors Outside Your Control – Logistics……….. 44

The Audience……….. 46

Record Your Set……….. 46

CHAPTER 6……….. 47

Why didn’t anyone tell me this stuff?……….. 47

 

 

What would it be like to know the secrets used by the world’s top comedians to keep their audience laughing all night?

I’ve been thinking about it for a long time but I’m just too scared to get on stage.

I wish I had a dollar, actually a burger… for every time I’ve heard this said by an aspiring comedian. I’ve often replied:

Hey, you wouldn’t step into a cockpit and fly a plane without experience would you?

The point is, everything is easier to do for the first time if you have knowledge. Would you scuba dive without a lesson? No, you might die! Stand Up Comedy is exactly the same. Educate yourself and you’ll feel confident and relaxed.

 

Young comics can struggle for years due to:

  • Poor Microphone Technique
  • Weak Body Language
  • Poor Joke Structure
  • Misunderstanding Their Persona

These are typical mistakes that nearly all comics make. It’s part of the early years on stage. But imagine if you could skip past those mistakes and be noticed by managers and agents much sooner? Wouldn’t that be great?

I have spent the last 20 years performing, testing and studying how to engage and entertain an audience and now it’s time to pass on the amazing secrets I’ve discovered.

While experience on stage is vital, I’m convinced that the secrets in

How To Kill On Your 1st Stand Up Gig! will save you valuable stage time

and help you be funnier faster!

What Else Is Covered?

  • Rehearsing With A Stopwatch

     

     

  • Where To Look While Performing

  • How To Start Your Set

  • What To Do When They Laugh

Check Out What Other People Are Saying About Col Cameron

When I started out, Col and I would hang for hours after gigs talking stand up comedy. His analyses of other stand up comics helped me develop the core stage skills that were required of any comedian or MC.

Dilruk Jayasinha , Professional Comedian

Apart from being one of the funniest comedians around, I was lucky enough to have Col as a mentor when I first started stand-up comedy. He was always willing to spend time helping me, with incredible insights into the world of comedy, and amazing stand-up tips and techniques. Basically he gave me the shortcuts I needed to be able to make people laugh, and succeed as a hilarious professional stand-up comedian. Thanks Col!

Linda Beatty, Professional Comedian/Singer/Harpist
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