Finding your comic persona

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There is much to be said for finding your comic persona. It helps you to anchor your jokes, to offer a consistent perspective, and it gives your audience something to "get" other than a bunch of disconnected jokes and observations. There's nothing inherently wrong with a rag-bag approach, but face it: having an established and readable comic persona is "next level". Below are some top-drawer tips to help you find your comic persona.

But, first, we should emphasise this is not quite character comedy.

Character comics like Steve Coogan or Barry Humphries use characters to make people laugh. Their most...

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