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Mark,

The reply posted here is spot on; and would also be applicable as a response in the thread I started a few months ago about the amount of movements in a figure
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The book I recommended to Buzz comes in handy. You can't build an act by simply stringing together jokes from any book. You can use 'em as springboards...change the ones you decide to use...and find humor in the transitions. You've also got to understand timing...play the audience like a fine instrument.
Two old theatrical rules apply. First one: "Comics say funny things; comedians say things funny. Be a comedian"

And second: When the friend of a dying thespian leaned over the deathbed and said, "It's hard to die, isn't it?" The old man replied, "Dying is easy...comedy is hard."

-Philip
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Philip, thanks for the tip and again thanks for the link to buy it, when I get it I will use it to expand my routine with Dan
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To add on to Philip's comment, I think joke books are not meant to build your act, you should build your act and use the jokes from the books (or any other resources for that matter) to "fill-in".

That's what I usually do. Once I build a draft flow of my puppet's routine, I read the joke books to fill in the jokes.
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The book will spark an idea that I can build on
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Another great source of jokes is yahoo's worldvents group. Bill DeMar generously contributes an unending stream of jokes. He is a wealth of material and well worth reading. Save the jokes that fit your style and act, modify them so they work for your situation and personality.
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I am registered with yahoo's worldvents group, but I can’t figure out how to navigate the site, and get lost trying to read the posts
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Yeah, I had the same trouble with it. I'm just not bright enough.

-Philip
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Thanks, Buzz. I try to be a student of comedy, especially as it applies to children's shows. I'm actually writing a comedy writing book which should be out next year.

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Mark;

You’re welcome; of course you will let us know when the book is out
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Thanks, Buzz. I try to be a student of comedy, especially as it applies to children's shows. I'm actually writing a comedy writing book which should be out next year.

Mark
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Mark;

You’re welcome; of course you will let us know when the book is out
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On 2011-06-26 21:33, Servante wrote:
Yeah, I had the same trouble with it. I'm just not bright enough.

-Philip


Philip,

We both are bright enough; remember it is Yahoo that not up to date, I think they are still using DOS
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Sorry everyone..I didn't post my response to Buzz twice, but I see it came up that way. Must be a gremlin in Magic Café somewhere.

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On 2011-06-27 06:58, kidshowvent wrote:
Sorry everyone..I didn't post my response to Buzz twice, but I see it came up that way. Must be a gremlin in Magic Café somewhere.

Mark
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The same situation here.
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Mark, can't wait for that book!
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