It’s a really sad state of affairs when…

A comedian takes it upon themselves to steal comedy material from other comedians.

Unfortunately, it’s a reality in stand-up comedy.

Any comedian who has the ability to effectively deliver stand-up comedy material on stage should never have to resort to stealing comedy material — ever (make sure you check out the video at the bottom of this article that covers how to prevent theft of your stand-up comedy material).
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One of the things that I know beyond a shadow of a doubt about most people who are trying to learn how to be a comedian is that they simply either don’t rehearse or don’t rehearse enough prior to a performance.

This single factor can keep a comedian from progressing quickly and being able to generate the big laughs on stage in a short amount of time.
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I frequently monitor the search terms that people are using to find this blog and my other websites.

One such term that grabbed my attention was this one:

“Why can’t I make money with my stand-up comedy?”

Humm. My first thought was…

Could it possibly be that your stand-up comedy material just isn’t funny?

Before I continue I should say that professional comedians can command what most people would be considered an exceptional income on even a part-time basis provided they are able to generate big and frequent laughs consistently show after show. Read the rest of this entry