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It takes a tremendous amount of drive and determination to become a headlining comedian.

You must possess the confidence, talent and skill to be able to entertain audiences consistently, generating an average of 18+ seconds of laughter, cheering or applause for each performing minute — for 45 minutes to an hour.

That is no small feat, I can assure you. These folks stand among the stand-up comedy elite and they have set the standards for other talented comedians to achieve.
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yes2One of the more recognizable so-called comedy “experts” has made it a point to say that if you are telling stories as a comedian, you aren’t doing stand-up comedy.

That is 100% false.

Obviously, this particular comedy “expert” has never heard of or listened to some popular and hilarious story telling comedians like:

– Bill Cosby
– Tim Allen
– Bill Hicks
– Paula Poundstone
– Jeff Foxworthy
– Ron White
– Katt Williams
– Bill Engvall
– Eddie Izzard
– Gabriel Iglesias

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I want to give you an example of the incredibly lame information that is provided to new and prospective comedians in popular stand-up comedy books, workshops and classes as well as on online stand-up comedy tips sites.

The Standard Blah Blah

Here’s the anatomy of a stand-up comedy joke that you will get from almost every resource:

A stand-up comedy joke has 3 primary parts:
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