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Episode 026 JOKE WRITING - Mark Normand: "Just keep going / You need the struggle"


JOKE WRITING
The very accomplished, always funny “edgy joke slinger,” Mark Normand shares his process with us! Not only is he one of the most likable guys in comedy, he’s an unbelievably talented joke writer. This episode is packed to the GILLS with comedy craft gold. We kick it off with some Jerry Seinfeld, and then we get down into the molecules the jokes from three of our favorite Mark Normand bits. He talks about how to write an analogy that pops, how and why to keep going with a joke you believe in, gives a working explanation of rhythm in stand-up…and a helluva lot more! This episode is what “Let’s Talk About Sets!” is all about! Hell yeah!

ABOUT THE GUEST COMIC
Mark Normand has done a One-Hour Comedy Central special “Don’t Be Yourself”, a Comedy Central HALF HOUR special, has appeared on TBS’s CONAN 5 times, Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Showtime’s “Live at SXSW”, INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, TruTv, Best Week Ever, MTv, Last Comic Standing, @Midnight and released an album with Comedy Central records titled “Still Got It.” The list goes on and on. He’s the real deal, touring nationally and still chopping it up at the occasional open mic when he wants to work stuff out because he’s just that damn dedicated to the craft.

FEATURED BITS ON THIS EPISODE
– Jerry Seinfeld – Cab Drivers (1999, I’m Telling You For The Last Time)
– Mark Normand – Sluts (07/2014, Conan)
– Mark Normand – Evil Brain (2017, Don’t Be Yourself)
– Mark Normand – Racial Stuff (2014, Still Got It)

And a huge thanks to to our guest, Mark Normand!

FOLLOW MARK NORMAND:
twitter.com/marknorm
instagram.com/marknormand

Check out his website: http://marknormandcomedy.com/

Listen to his AWESOMELY FUNNY podcast, Tuesdays With Stories, which he creates with incredible comedian Joe List:
– Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/tuesdays_with_stories
– iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tuesdays-with-stories/id705474769

See him LIVE:
http://marknormandcomedy.com/#schedule

Special thanks Jerry Seinfeld’s smug brilliance.

And, as always, big thanks to Salt N’ Peppa. We think of you all the time. Do you think of us? We hope not. Even though our use is so damn fair.

SUPPORT THE SHOW: https://www.patreon.com/letstalkaboutsets

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