This is a little something for my students at the university, particularly students in my Theatre Practice: Acting, Directing, and Production class as they are being asked to perform comedy monologues this coming week as well as my graduate Seminar in Drama: Comedy students who have been exploring the nature of comedy.
First, a bit on the psychology of humor and how to be funny (ignore the bits about picking up girls in this, focus on the psychology of humor):
And then a bit on one approach on how to write humorous material just to get the jist of the beast:
Now, as to performing monologues, most actors learn them in order to pass an audition but they are obviously also included in the plays proper. My students will be performing them as a classroom exercise so they are NOT for auditions. Many of the performance and audition skills overlap but there are some differences. So, some of this advice may not work for you but I include it here anyway.
How to perform a monologue by Shannon Astill
How to Act a Monologue by BigAndSlowInc
How to Approach a Monologue and Theatre Directing from TVLessonDotCom
How to be an Actor – Monologues by Jake Carpenter Studio
That slew of info should get you started but you might also like to take a look at some helpful resource pages:
I hope that has been helpful.
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