Stop ruining Twitter for comedians: You don’t get smart, edgy jokes without sometimes making a mess

April 2, 2015 3:51 AM

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Nobody becomes a Louis C.K. or a Chris Rock overnight. It takes trial and error -- in public -- to develop a voice

Practicing comedy requires an audience — reactions from real people — to improve. A bit is often far from perfect, or even good, when it is conceived. A small bud of an idea forms in a comedian’s head, and almost always must be verbally dissected, repeated, tweaked, contorted and reworked before it ...

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