The Art Of Stand Up Comedy

4. Structure: The set-up and punch of a joke and routine


An understanding of all things structural from the format of a simple one liner to the organisation of thematic routines and overall narrative. There will be a deconstruction of set-up n punch joke structure with the utilisation of the emotional palette. Identifying and re-working cliché; Utilising Analogy, Simile and metaphor; a comparison of wit and pun; The parody of traditional rhetoric in re-interpreting comparison, repetition and the rule of three.

Further Reading

Cliche and Joke Structure
Don't Mention the War
The Difference Between Wit and Pun (Example)