New Ranking: Editing Jokes 2/2: Consistent Characters
Writing about yourself usually starts with writing about how you look and feel. Editing starts when you have how you look and how you feel down pat. Writing about secondary characters also begins with the same, simple physical observations. Where should you start editing the other characters in your act? Don't start by editing the jokes. Edit the characters themselves. Make them believable. Bring them to life by asking yourself questions. Do the characters make sense? Do the images flow logically from the jokes the characters deliver? For instance, if one character is getting dates left and right, yet your audience is visualizing a poorly dressed slob, something is wrong. Start with the following questions:
What type of character is this: Real, fictional, or a composite?
What is the person's name?
How do they look?
Are they fat, slim, or athletic?
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Michael J. Fox was born Michael Andrew Fox on June 16th, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Today Fox is best known for playing Alex P. Keaton on the NBC sitcom Family Ties from 1982 until 1989, as Marty McFly in the Back to the Future trilogy, as Mike Flaherty on the ABC sitcom Spin City and as an advocate for Parkinson Disease, which he was diagnosed with in 1991. As a result of his Parkinson Disease, Fox has been semi-retired since 2000. Fox is sometimes compared to Christopher Reeve, who played Superman, and later became an advocate for scientific research after being tragically paralyzed in a horse riding accident.
Fox was the son of Phyllis and William Fox. His mother was an actress; his father was a police officer and member of the Canadian Forces. The Fox family lived in various cities and towns across Canada because of his father's career. They finally settled in Burn... [Read Entire Bio]