Improve Your Chances Of Success As A New Comedian:

Another question I get on a fairly regular basis is this:

“Should I use a stage name as a comedian?”

And my answer is that it is a 100% personal choice. If you want to use a stage name, go for it. If you want to use your real name, go for it.

But here’s what you really need to know:

A stage name won’t make a person funnier. It’s talent that makes a name, not the other way around. It’s talent that will put a name in the eye of the public, not the other way around.

If you are going to use a stage name, make a choice that you are very happy with and stick with because once you do have that name established…

It will be hard to change it later, especially since we now live in an Internet world that can result in indexed web page after web page associated with a particular name and the talent associated with that name.


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