What critical skill set attributes should a comedian possess in order to slay an audience (generate a minimum average of 18+ seconds of laughter for each performing minute, which is headliner level stand-up comedy)?
I would say that this comedian skill set would include these 5 essential attributes:
1. A thorough understanding of punchlines and how they are developed. I’m not talking about the standard and worthless definitions of a punchline.
I’m talking specifically about an actionable definition that allows an individual to apply their own unique sense of humor when developing their stand-up comedy material and punchlines. Read the rest of this entry