I am a firm believer that one of the real keys to becoming a high impact comedian or speaker starts with really understanding what it is you do in the first place when you make someone laugh in very ordinary, everyday situations.

Unfortunately, I also know that most people are looking for that “mechanical” or robotic means for generating big laughs on stage.
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comedy-stage1One of the things I can tell you with great certainty is that when I made the decision to take a shot at stand-up comedy and started signing up for open mic nights, I was hugely unprepared.

I had a vision in my head about what stand-up comedy was and how it should be done based solely on having watched countless hours of stand-up comedy on TV.

In retrospect, I can also say that the only thing that did for me was leave a big butt mark in my sofa — it was of no value to me whatsoever when it came to my open mic performances. Read the rest of this entry

stand-up-comedy-researchI can fully understand why someone who is considering becoming a comedian could get easily stuck in what I can only describe as “research mode”.

By this, I am talking about doing continuous research about becoming a comedian but never seeming to have enough information to ultimately get on the stand-up comedy stage.

That’s probably why you are reading this article right now. đŸ™‚

It’s not hard to understand how someone can get stuck in research mode when you consider that… Read the rest of this entry