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dissected-frogIf you have reviewed any number of articles on this blog then you know that…

I am NOT a fan of what I can only describe as “conventional” approaches to developing and delivering a stand-up comedy routine that will actually work to generate laughs.

However I can say with great confidence that one of my greatest challenges as a stand-up educator has been specifically identifying why I strongly believe that most stand-up comedy resources — whether they be books or live instruction — are essentially worthless to the new comedian who wants to develop a stand-up comedy act that actually gets laughs.

So in this article I am going to make yet another attempt to do so, keeping this one particular aspect in mind: Read the rest of this entry

One of the questions that has crossed the minds of those who want to know how to be a comic is this:

How do I get discovered as a stand-up comedian?

And my immediate reply would be…

What are you doing to get discovered as a stand-up comedian?

Let me cover some factors that can affect a comedian’s chances of getting “discovered”: Read the rest of this entry

When I started my comedy career, there was no Internet.

Even when the Internet was made available to the general public in the mid 90’s, there certainly wasn’t the volume of information that is available today.

Subsequently, until I had been a comedian for awhile, I had no idea that there even was even such a thing as the corporate market for stand-up comedians.
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