repeat2Sometimes in the process of educating folks on the dynamics of developing a stand-up comedy routine, some of the most basic information can be missed.

And it has been said that it’s hard to get answers if you don’t know the questions to begin with.

So here’s a question that I know many new and prospective comedians have that is pretty darn important and can actually have an impact on a new comedian’s progress which is:
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What critical skill set attributes should a comedian possess in order to slay an audience?

By slaying an audience, I am specifically referring to generating 4-6 quality laughs per minute for an average of 18+ seconds of audience laughter each minute.

I would say that the skill set for a comedian would include at least these 5 essential attributes: Read the rest of this entry

Let’s assume that there are two comedians performing five minute sets at a comedy club.

The first comedian averages 18 seconds of laughter each performing minute.

The second comedian averages 5 seconds of laughter each performing minute.

Which comedian is funnier?

Let me give you a hint of just how much funnier one is over the other…

A comedian who can only generate 5 seconds of laughter per minute is bombing (which should be called audience abuse or publicly humiliating oneself).
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