The 4 Strategies Louis CK Uses to Tell Better Jokes

How Louis CK Tells A Joke

Written By Joseph Santiago

Performing a hilarious joke isn’t that easy, though comedians like Louis CK make it look very simple. That is part of being a great comedian is trial and error, lots of practice, however there are some basic techniques you can achieve by watching masters like Louis CK. Here is what i am talking about.

In this clip above, Nerdwriter1 inspects Louis CK’s “Monopoly joke”, in which Louis illustrates  playing Monopoly with his two daughters. Here are 4 strategies used in this specific joke, which will help make your jokes even more hilarious.

  • Make every single word (and pause) count Despite the fact that the  joke has a great deal of filler words, rehashed words, and delays, they all fill a need. They add to the correct beat and timing in the joke, which are urgent for setting up punchlines and making your joke put on a show of being normal as opposed to practiced.
  • Set up the premise. In the event that you don’t set up the premise of your joke, the audience won’t “get” it and your joke will crash and burn. Make your commence clear with the goal that they comprehend what you’re getting at and for the most part where you’re going.
  • Use a counterpoint to assemble suspicion. Not each joke needs a counterpoint, but rather it represents where your introduce is going and stresses the preface. Keeping with the Monopoly joke case, Louis CK portrays how dim Monopoly is contrasted with another outstanding children’s diversion — Candyland.
  • Stay “in the bit” at the point when the gathering of people is giggling. As opposed to proceeding onward to the following part of the joke, or the following joke, utilize that opportunity to accentuation what you just said with expressions that have a similar estimation.

Obviously, these aren’t the main techniques you can utilize, yet they are ones you can apply decently straightforwardly. For more definite investigation (and the punchline of the joke), look at the video above.

 

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  1. Lessons from a master comic… luv Louie
    Would like to see a joke writing breakdown for Bill Burr, Patrice Oneal, Micheal Che, Deon Cole

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