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?

Let me cover some factors that can affect a comedian’s chances of getting “discovered”: Read the rest of this entry

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