April 7, 2017 Learn to tell a joke like Louis CK

He’s just released a new, fairly dark Netflix stand-up special, so there’s no time like the present to watch this video about how Louis CK constructs his jokes. In this case, it’s a short bit about playing Monopoly with this kids, and it explains a lot about the art of gag writing.

If you’re thinking of jumping up on stage to try out five minutes of open-mic comedy, it’s worth watching this first and applying it to your own stuff.

The video comes from The Nerdwriter, which is a great resource for more of this kinda stuff. Check ’em out!

Shane Cubis
is a contributor to A•STAR