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On 2011-06-21 13:49, Howie Diddot wrote:
Joseph,

Would you share what I Phone apps you have?

Buzz

Search for this app in iTunes: 18,000 cool jokes
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Joseph;

I downloaded the free version, then after five minutes of advertising and other things going on to confuse me, I downloaded the version that cost me 99 cents, now it works perfectly,

Thanks for the tip
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Joseph;

I have been reading the jokes on the program and I can see the value of it and it will give me a great advantage with helping me write my routine.

Thanks for telling me about it
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On 2011-06-22 10:23, Howie Diddot wrote:
Joseph;

I have been reading the jokes on the program and I can see the value of it and it will give me a great advantage with helping me write my routine.

Thanks for telling me about it

No problem, just to follow what this forum is all about: "Ventriloquists Helping Ventriloquists" Smile

Just make sure that you "favorite" those jokes that you like for future references.
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On 2011-06-22 11:25, Joseph_Then wrote:
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On 2011-06-22 10:23, Howie Diddot wrote:
Joseph;

I have been reading the jokes on the program and I can see the value of it and it will give me a great advantage with helping me write my routine.

Thanks for telling me about it


Just make sure that you "favorite" those jokes that you like for future references.


Joseph;

Navigating the program is a bit challenging for me now, but I am getting used to tapping the correct buttons
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And let me suggest again, "10,000 Jokes, Toasts and Stories" by Lewis and Faye Copeland. My copy is 48 years old (purchased new. I've been doin' this vent stuff for a long, long time. Some folks might suggest too long), so there's no ISBN, but it's a great resource. The jokes are referenced in the back by subject matter, and, though they are often pretty hoary, they're excellent jumping off points for routines. I saw an updated volume in a bookstore a few years back, so I'm thinkin' it's still in print.
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Oops. Forgot to sign that.

-Philip
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Philip;

There are some used book stores in san francisco, I will go look starting today


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You won't be disappointed, Buzz.
-Philip
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I will post here when I find and buy it
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Jokes tend to have a pattern, old or new, find what they have in common and relate them to your topic. There is old saying in magic, something along the lines "You will not get famous, or be original, if you can buy your act at the magic shop". But that is fame at the "National" level...so many confuse that with being a "40 miler" ---which is what A LOT of us want to do. Good Luck and hang in there!!!!!Jimewuax
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Philip;

This book is not easy to find
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Really? 'S'funny. I've seen it in bookstores. Hm.

-Philip
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Philip;

The two used book store I went into did not have it, I just ordered it on Amazon and should be here soon, thanks for the link

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Absolutely. Smile

I just noticed they're selling one from 1965 brand new (which means, I guess, untouched by human hands for nearly fifty years)for $85 bucks. Heck, mine's older than that. I'm gonna be rich, I tells ya, rich!

-Philip
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Philip;

I purchased mine for the astronomical price of 1 cent, with the shipping of $3.99 for a total of $4.00, the description stated it was in very good used shape and the seller had a 100% feedback.

So sorry to say you will not add to your vast wealth attempting to sell this book
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On 2011-06-19 09:18, tacrowl wrote:
First I'd like to apologize to Buzz if he felt my comment was directed at him. It wasn't. There is nothing wrong with doing a purchased routine. You can develop a show that gives you a positive reputation, but the routine itself, IMO, will not be the "reputation maker". That is why I added the comment. Sorry if anyone misunderstood. It is my feeling (and maybe just mine) that when others are able to purchase the routine (not props) and do it the same way - it becomes standard.

Sorry for the rambling post - its a great topic Mr. Pitts! Thanks for starting it.



Tom,
I just noticed the comment when I reread your post, I never took your comment negatively and I understood the meaning of what you wrote
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The great comedy writer, Robert Orben, once wrote in his book "Comedy Technique" that there are two kinds of comedy writers: the file writer and the creative writer. The file writer collects and files every joke that he / she hears and refers back to the file to get the comedy material they need. The creative writer actually creates the jokes that they use...often times relying upon jokes they have heard in the past and then writing a new joke or bit based upon this knowledge. Orben goes on to say that most writers are a combination of the two, and I think that is very true.

You can have the best and most original puppet in the world yet with nothing for it to say you don't go very far. Anyone can buy a puppet..it takes a comedic craftsman to put the words in the puppet's mouth the correct way. I've seen people with stock puppets do a brilliant job with a routine and I've seen people with custom made puppets (that had every conceivable animation or movement on them) fail miserably because the routine was terrible.

Oh, by the way, Mr. Orben also says there is no such thing as an old joke, bucause every new joke is usually based upon a joke that was created often many decades before. If they laugh ,it's a good joke..if they don't, it isn't! My caveat is that the joke must be in good taste (not vulgar or crude).

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