This post had been added by Marcus Johns.
2-3 weeks ago a particular Jon Chouler approached me personally to state I would be perfect for his Science Stand Up event that he thought. I’ll acknowledge, I became only a little wary about this. Yes, we enjoy doing – having been a part of this musical and theatrical communities about my research since I started university – and have been known to put a few ad-libs in last-night performances that the audience found quite funny, but a whole ten minutes of just me and a microphone trying to make people laugh whilst informing them? That seemed quite the process. We initially attempted to avoid signing as much as the function stating that I happened to be rather busy, what with being a third year PhD student and all that that I was interested but. Luckily Jon persisted and finally we relented, signing my entire life (or at the least a couple of hours from it) away into the true name of general general public engagement. However we nevertheless had simply no concept just how to start composing my routine and on occasion even just what it will be on.
Gladly, Jon had organised a fantastic stand-up comedy workshop to simply help develop our funny bones and acquire the innovative juices moving. This ended up being a rather insightful occasion that enabled us to know about the particular strategies utilized in stand-up comedy and training placing them into impact. One such strategy, which reminds me personally for the arrow into the FedEx logo design – once you’ve seen it, you are able to never ever avoid it – is the guideline of three.