How To Become A Comedian

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For those wanting to know how to become a comedian…

It is pretty much a self proclaimed affair, meaning that once you are in a position to tell others that you are a comedian, well — you are one.

But let me be a bit more specific on the process that almost everyone takes to become a comedian…

The very first thing an individual usually does is to locate performing opportunities in their area — places to “work out” their stand-up comedy material. Continue reading

The Goal: Develop Headliner Level Stand-up Comedy Material

If you haven’t noticed, I don’t talk about how to become a great open mic comedian in the articles on this blog.

I have a tendency to talk about what it takes to develop and deliver headline level comedian material no matter what “title” a comedian holds in the stand-up comedy business.

Make no mistake — the speed at which a comedian can capitalize on their talent is directly related to the ability of that comedian to consistently deliver headline level comedy material. Continue reading

The Truth About Developing A Character For Stand-up Comedy

chicken-suitMany of the popular stand-up comedy books, courses, workshops and classes suggest that an individual who wants be successful as a comedian needs to develop a special and unique stage “character”.

Oddly enough, none of these books give much in the way of insight on exactly how to develop this special “character”. The same can be said of most stand-up comedy workshops and classes as well.
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