Getting Your First Paid Stand-up Comedy Gig

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Lately folks have been reaching this blog by using this search phrase:

How do I get my first paid stand-up comedy gig?

Performing as a stand-up comedian is a very thrilling adventure once they are able to generate significant laughs.

But getting paid to perform is awesome as well.

As a general rule, here’s how many comedians get their first paid gig: Continue reading

How To “Write” Stand-up Comedy Material The Hard Way

If you strongly believe that the key to becoming a powerful and funny comedian is try to “write” jokes the way all the “traditional” stand-up comedy books, courses, workshops and online websites say that you should…

I truly wish you the best of luck because luck is really all you are going to have to depend on when it comes to actually developing a stand-up comedy routine that actually works on stage using the “conventional” joke writing methodologies.
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Top 10 Reasons Why People With Comedy Talent Suck At Stand-up Comedy Open Mics

You need only attend any stand-up comedy open mic anywhere in the world to experience this fact for yourself:

Anyone can suck at stand-up comedy.

Because of that fact, it should be very easy to understand why so many opportunities are available for those who don’t suck at stand-up comedy.

But the real question is:

Why do so many people suck at stand-up comedy — in many cases for years?
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