If you want to learn comedy then where do you start? The most obvious route is to read a book or attend a stand-up comedy course - by a professional comedian.
Whilst these courses and books are filled with valuable insights, the explanations can sometimes be a bit unclear or open-ended. Comedians are often guided by their natural instincts, making it difficult to dissect their comedic genius into precise explanations.
And that's where I come in. I have dedicated many thousands of hours, not to performing comedy. But to understanding how comedy works from a scientific perspective. I spent many years analysing comedians, taking part in comedy workshops, and carefully researching the psychology of humour. I then created my own theory and tested it in the real world.
This research project began in 2006, when I attended my first improv workshop. As my curiosity for the subject grew, I wanted to come up with my own formula which would answer this key question:
What is happening when we are being naturally funny?
I am excited to share my insight into this fascinating subject. In my video lectures I distil years of research into its key components. Giving you concise explanations and practical tips to guide you on your comedic journey.
Thank you for reading!
Playful Indifference Ltd