6 reasons why shy people are great at comedy

So many people say, “Oh, I would do comedy, but I’m too shy.”   Sorry, but that excuse is made […]

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Vital comedy writing exercises to get you started

Heard the one about how sitting still will kill you? The same is true of comedy. In comedy as in […]

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Mini Q&A with Naomi Ekperigin

by GOLD staff   Favorite response to a heckler or troll? I have the talking stick, sir!   When you […]

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Mini Q&A with El Sanchez

by GOLD staff   Favorite response to a heckler or troll? “I’m sorry, you’re right, I interrupted you. Go on?” […]

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5 Times Online Comedy Instruction Was Sexist

by Lynn Harris   There are lots of comedy resources online: how to be funnier, how to write a joke, […]

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OMG Rachel Bloom Talked to Us!

by Lynn Harris Notorious RB! As you likely know because you, like me, have been humming “I’m So Good At […]

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Five Powerful Women Who Are Unexpectedly Hilarious

By Amy Keyishian   This we know: women have to work harder to be taken seriously. AND to be taken funnily. […]

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14 perfect answers to “What’s it like to be a woman in comedy?”

by GOLD staff Hoo boy, do female comedians LOOOOVE this question. Almost as much as they love the word “comedienne.” […]

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How To “Open With a Joke” That’s Actually Funny

By Amy Keyishian They always tell you to open with a joke. They never tell you how to open with […]

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The 6 essential types of jokes

How do you take an idea that sounds funny—dorky parents, stupid dress codes, the fall of Rome—and turn it into […]

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