COMEDIC STORYTELLING (PART 1 OF 2)
Master comedic storyteller, Mike Guild, displays his zest for the craft by walking the hosts through a bit by Dave Chappelle and by telling a story live on the podcast! There was so much here that it needed two parts. Part 1 explores story structure, analogies for tension and release, the differences between regular storytelling and comedic storytelling, the weird relationship a storyteller has with the “truth,” how to establish character, what details to cut, and how stories can change their meaning over time.
ABOUT THE GUEST COMEDIAN
Mike Guild is a comedian, writer, and storyteller based in Queens. He started comedy at the unripe young age of 14! He’s performed all over the USA, crushed it at The Moth NYC, produced multiple podcasts and shows, and he can regularly be found performing at the venerable Creek and the Cave comedy club in Long Island City. He hates the Internet.
FEATURED BITS IN THIS EPISODE
– Dave Chappelle – Dave’s Son Meets Kevin Hart (The Age Of Spin, Netflix, 2017)
– Mike Guild – River Story
Thanks, thanks, and even more thanks to Mike Guild for all his patience with the starts and stops that came with recording these two episodes.
Special thanks to Dave Chappelle and, as always, a deep bow to Salt N’ Peppa for unknowingly donating a tiny sample of their song for a really dumb, fairly-used, beaten-to-death pun.
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