A: Properly, George Carlin is the plain instance. Years in the past on the comedy membership the place I began, Rodney Dangerfield dropped in. . . . There are like 30 folks within the viewers. He goes onstage, they go nuts. It’s Rodney Dangerfield. And he pulls out these 3-by-5 playing cards. He places on his glasses and he goes, “I’m simply going to attempt some stuff out for you.” The group is loving it. . . . The following day he comes into the comedy membership. No 3-by-5 playing cards, no glasses. He does the identical jokes, however the ones that didn’t work had been out. Those that did type of work he’s doing it once more, however with phrases edited, and he killed. I keep in mind considering, look how a lot this man achieved in 24 hours. And all of it needed to do with simply analyzing phrases, slicing phrases out. It simply was a eureka second for me. Pondering humorous issues is one factor, however it’s a craft, and if you happen to can laser in on selecting phrases and selecting moments and selecting beats, you possibly can actually make it pop.