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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Robert Schimmel was born on an unknown date in June of 1950. But, Iím guessing June 9th, because of comments on his MySpace page. He is an American stand-up comedic whose material is X-rated and controversial. He is best known for his comedy albums, his appearances on HBO and for his battle with cancer. His material almost always is about sex, whether he is discussing computers, his daughter, or farm animals.
Born in the Bronx, New York, Schimmel was the son of Betty and Otto Schimmel, Jewish survivors of the Holocaust. He was voted class clown during high school and joined the Air Force for one year during the Vietnam War.
Schimmel began his comedy career while visiting his sister in Los Angeles. Without his knowledge his sister submitted his name for a local comedy club's open mic night. After getting over the shock of being called onstage, Schimmel improvised a rout... [Read Entire Bio]