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yes-noRiffing in stand-up comedy is when a comedian interacts with an audience by asking questions to the entire audience or individual audience members, hoping to use their “razor sharp wit” to generate laughs as a result of the interaction.

Usually that “razor sharp wit” turns out to be about as sharp as a sack full of hammers.

It always used to crack me up when I would meet a comedian at an open mic who would say something like this: Read the rest of this entry

If your first performance as a stand-up comedian didn’t go as well as you would have liked for it to…

You are certainly not alone, myself included.

Becoming a comedian can be a frustrating affair, especially if you are largely unsure of what you are doing.

But since I’m a cup is half full instead of half empty kind of guy, here’s what I will tell you: Read the rest of this entry

I went to YouTube.com and did a search using the term bad stand-up comedy and I was kind of amazed at what I found.

Below is a video of an unfunny comedian who gets very few laughs in his set and is an obvious flop on stage.

It’s called bombing in the world of stand-up comedy and this guy was pretty darn good at it.
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