IMPORTANCE OF GESTURES IN STAND UP COMEDY
The first question that comes in the mind of people who decide to take the profession of stand up comedy is how to write hilarious jokes to win the hearts of the audience. It is a question that comes in the mind of every newbie. Here are some tips to help them write effective jokes for their performances.
Always carry a pen and paper with you. Start to think of words that you like. These words can become your topic as you enjoy talking about these words. Once you have your topics, think of the weirdest ideas that come in your mind. Think of the funniest things related to these topics. Try framing the humorous ideas about these topics in the funniest ways. Write the top ten funniest things about them. Attach some hilarious gestures to the funny ideas you have written. This will serve as a plot for your funny jokes writing. This is how you can make a good start for writing effective jokes.
An important thing stand up comedians should know is that the gesture attached to the writings is actually the laughter generator element. The laughter that you receive from your jokes is mostly due to the gesture associated with it. The laughter you get is about 70% because of the gesture and 30% due to the content of your joke.
It is always a good idea to practice your act in front of the mirror after you have framed your jokes. If your act is able to make you laugh then it can surely make the audience laugh out loud too. After trying your act in front of the mirror to get a good hold on your gestures, you must try it in front of your friends and family too. There response is very crucial. If you get a positive response and you managed to make them roll into big laughter, you have indeed formulated some hilarious jokes in your act which will surely drive the audience crazy.
You can watch various stand up comedy videos to learn different sorts of gestures and their implications. It is good to record your performances so that you can work on improving your gestures. Writing impressive comedy surely counts a lot but you must give extra importance on the way you deliver your jokes. This together helps you make the crowd roll into big laughter. A good round of applause from the audience is an affirmation of the success of your act.