The first rule of comedy is…
… don’t forget your notebook.
In the old days, if a comedian got an idea for a gag, they’d make sure to carve it into a cave wall…
… before testing it out on stage at “Thag’s Comedy And Jazz Night” (Line Dancing every other Thursday).
Even prehistoric comedians knew that ideas are fickle and fleeting beasts.
You need to get used to writing ideas down as soon as you get them.
If you’re not blessed with access to a fresh cave wall and a stone, feel free to use your phone because ideas come at the weirdest times.
You could be sat at a desk for 8 hours, headphones on, incense stick burning… nothing.
Yet, the moment you step out of the room to peg out the washing…
THAT’S when that killer idea you’ve been working so hard to find lands in your brain.
Just as you’re hanging out your wife’s pants (on the washing line), the idea you’ve been working so hard for becomes crystal clear.
“I don’t need to write it down…I’m sure I’ll remember it”.
Oh no, you won’t.
Even if you’re only two minutes away from a pen, that perfect,
So… before you do anything else, have a system for getting your
(apart from discovering that your neighbour doesn’t actually have a cat…)
When inspiration hits, make sure you’re ready.