Stand-up comedy helped me in business find my voice, be present, and stop doing things for reasons other than experiencing joy and fulfillment.
Comediology is applying successful comedic techniques, traditionally used to amuse, entertain, or make an audience laugh, to your every day profession or career.
You know when people use sports analogies to describe a business situation i.e. “par for the course,” “here’s the game plan,” or my personal favorite, “Dude, you just bit my ear off”?
Clearly, you don’t need to be good at golf, football, or cannibalism---err I mean boxing to understand and use them. Likewise, you don’t need to be any kind of comedian, stand-up or otherwise, to get value from this book. These lessons are intended for business people who will probably never even try stand-up comedy.
We would LOVE to hear from you! Tell us your own Comediology experience or just ask a question on our forum. The best stories will be published on our blog. The best of the best will be published in our next book!
A person’s regular occupation, profession, or trade, which, if left unchecked without fun, can lead to your soul being sucked dry as a … (just think of something really dry – like me, everyday before noon.)
The study of professional entertainment or amusement, consisting of jokes and satirical sketches, intended to make an audience laugh, and historically occupied by food service workers and the uninsured.
Applying successful comedic techniques traditionally used to amuse, entertain, or make an audience laugh, to your occupation, profession or trade to enhance your daily effectiveness, fulfillment, and joy
Chris Tabish is the co-founder of Venture West Consulting in Silicon Valley whose mission is to help organizations create meaningful strategies and bring them to reality. Chris has been active in the stand-up comedy world since 2010 and continues to perform in the San Francisco Bay area where he lives with his wife and three kids.
(Disclaimer: We used Photoshop - don’t expect us to look like this in person.)
Kurtis Matthews is a professional comedian, executive comedy coach and stand up teacher. Kurtis starred in the hit BBC 1 Reality Show, “Find Me the Funny,” as well as Season 2 of the Popular TV Show, “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.” He founded the San Francisco Comedy College (SFCC), the nation’s largest stand-up school