AKA Stack Forward

Quick Definition: A routine or multiple routines that stack on top of one another an in interaction.

Full Definition:

A stack forward is the process of moving the interaction along, usually when one routine or conversation topic has ended, and sometimes to reach a hook point in a stalled set.

Stacking in general just means that multiple routines or techniques were used in set at different times. You can stack routines, or openers, or any type of canned material in a set as long as it relates to the general conversation and nature of the interaction.

Being able to stack properly is a key skill of any artist, and comedians do this well, with material after material and proper transitions.

Katt Williams is a master comic with many smooth transitions and stacking forward of his jokes:


Stacking routines is key to structured game.

Related Terms: Ploughing, DHV, Grounding Sequence, Stack Forward, Routines, Opener, Canned Routine, Transition

Source: Mystery