Many of the popular stand-up comedy books, courses, workshops and classes suggest that an individual who wants be successful as a comedian needs to develop a special and unique stage “character”.

Oddly enough, none of these books give much in the way of insight on exactly how to develop this “character”. The same can be said of most stand-up comedy workshops and classes as well.
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For those comedians who are motivated to become a stand-up comedy sensation on YouTube…

To become a hit on YouTube, you need a video that goes viral.

And for most comedians, that simply isn’t going to happen because…

For a stand-up comedy video to go viral on YouTube (meaning the link to the video is passed along from person to person over and over again), it must have very broad appeal to a large segment of people.
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I found an interesting article about stand-up comedy and women with this headline:

Is a workshop for women the way to break into the male-dominated world of stand-up comedy?

It kind of hit me the wrong way because it appears to imply that women don’t have the same opportunities in stand-up comedy as men, which is 100% bogus.

Here’s the real deal:

If you go to ANY stand-up comedy open mic, you will find that the folks who try to get stage time there are mostly men, not women.
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