If your on-air persona, however, is completely humorless, this won't help you at all. In fact, it will hurt you.
If you're Mr. or Ms. Serious for your entire program, it would be a mistake to end your show on a humorous note.
But if you do share your sense of humor with your listeners, here's some wonderful news:
Your Next 1,000 Shows Are Taken Care Of.
Comedy Show Closes gives you 1,000 humorous ways to end your program with a wink, not a whimper.
Some are nonsensical (but funny nonetheless).
Some are deadpan silly.
Some are even....Well....Okay, I'll say it: Some are even downright corny. (But deliberately so.)
Why Ending With Humor Strengthens Your Show
- It's respectful.
- It leaves your listeners with a smile, a good feeling. (That's a good thing.)
- It keeps your listeners in a good mood. When they're in a good mood, they're less likely to change stations. They're too busy enjoying themselves.
- It gives "closure" to the day's program. Just disappearing on them leaves your listeners with an incomplete, dissatisfied feeling. (That's a bad thing.)
- It adds to their anticipation of their enjoyment of tomorrow's program.
- It acknowledges the relationship you have with your listeners.
- Assuming you've already established a rapport with your audience, saying goodbye is polite.
Four Years Without Repeating A Show Close
If you work 50 weeks a year, five days a week, it will take you four years to use every Show Close in Comedy Show Closes.
Because you're smart enough to note when you used each Close, you'll be able to start all over again in four years. Trust me: Your listeners won't remember that you already used that Close a few years ago.
Of course, that assumes you're still working at the same station four years later. Not always a very safe assumption in our business.
But no matter where you're working, you'll always be able to end your program on a well-planned, fresh, upbeat note.