When I started my comedy career, there was no Internet.

Even when the Internet was made available to the general public in the mid 90’s, there certainly wasn’t the volume of information that is available today.

Subsequently, until I had been a comedian for awhile, I had no idea that there even was even such a thing as the corporate market for stand-up comedians.
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One of the things that you will hear about stand-up comedy is this:

“It’s all about the timing.”

This is another one of those sort of absolute truths that’s not completely accurate.

Now I will tell you that timing when delivering a stand-up comedy routine is certainly a very important factor in the process of generating loud and frequent audience laughs.

But I will also tell you that timing is also just one aspect of a number of factors in play when a comedian performs and generates big laughs on stage. Read the rest of this entry

Another question that seems to come up from time to time is this:

Is there any way to bypass stand-up comedy open mic nights?

The answer is yes, but there’s a bit more involved than meets the eye.

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