One of the questions that has crossed the minds of those who want to know how to be a comic is this:

How do I get discovered as a stand-up comedian?

And my immediate reply would be…

What are you doing to get discovered as a stand-up comedian?

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One of the first things that new comedians run into when they are trying to get comedy club open mic stage time is what is known as a bringer show.

A comedy club bringer show is a show that in order for a new comedian to get open mic stage time, they have to bring a certain number of friends to the show.

This is good for the comedy club because they are able to get butts in the seats and sell food and drinks for a show that is essentially not otherwise marketable.

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qmarksThe vast majority of comedians start out performing at local comedy club open mic nights or other comedy open mic venues.

If you are in the process of considering jumping into stand-up comedy…

One of things I would recommend that you do is talk with the new comedians who are currently participating in comedy open mics.

Below is a list of 7 questions you may want to ask other open mic comedians as you gather some basic information about the stand-up comedy scene in your area…
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