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Introduction

Are you a stand-up comedian who is looking to “break into” acting for TV shows, commercials and movies?

Please make sure that you read every word of this article because…

I’m going to identify the single biggest mistake many comedians make when it comes to getting acting gigs. First, please allow me to cover some differences and similarities between stand-up comedy and acting. Read the rest of this entry

It can be difficult at best to get accurate and complete information about anything, whether it be about politics or how to write stand-up comedy.

I also know that if an individual is willing to get enough “second opinions”, they will eventually find the answers they want to hear.

But when it comes to stand-up comedy, there are some misconceptions that keep those without real comedy talent thinking they can excel at stand-up comedy.

And sadder still are the misconceptions that keep those who do have real comedy talent from ever capitalizing on their talent.

So, let’s cover two of these misconceptions… Read the rest of this entry

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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