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stand-up-comedy-researchI can fully understand why someone who is considering becoming a comedian could get easily stuck in what I can only describe as “research mode”.

By this, I am talking about doing continuous research about becoming a comedian but never seeming to have enough information to ultimately get on the stand-up comedy stage.

That’s probably why you are reading this article right now. 🙂

It’s not hard to understand how someone can get stuck in research mode when you consider that… Read the rest of this entry

question-stand-up-resources1I was going through some of my old emails when I ran across an interesting question:

“On your stand-up course home page, you recommend that people try stand-up comedy books and other resources before considering your course. Can you be more specific about which books to use?”

First let me say that I currently do not endorse any of the so-called “how to” books on stand-up comedy (nor have I for years – they all have variations of the same lame approach to producing stand-up comedy material).

But I do recommend that people try what the popular books on stand-up comedy have to offer first and here’s why: Read the rest of this entry

assumptions2When I started my stand-up comedy career, like most people who want to take a shot at stand-up comedy I had preconceived ideas and made assumptions about what stand-up was all about and how it was done.

Those preconceived ideas and assumptions were supported by the stand-up comedy books I devoured and the comedy workshops that I attended to try to put together an act that would generate the big laughs.

It was those same preconceived ideas and assumptions that almost made me quit stand-up comedy after 9 months because I sucked and I knew it, no matter how hard I tried. Read the rest of this entry

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