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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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It is easy to understand why anyone who has attended or performed at a stand-up comedy open mic night could easily assume that stand-up comedy is highly competitive.

Don’t be fooled.

Just because there are usually a couple of dozen comedians taking to the stage on any particular open mic night is somewhat misleading when it comes to making an accurate assessment on how competitive stand-up comedy actually is.
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Comedians who can’t seem to deliver an average of 18+ seconds of laughter per minute (PAR Score 30+) remind me of politicians who skirt the real issues with “spin” and sometimes shear nonsense.

They will say that stand-up comedy is subjective and can’t be measured on a “seconds of laughter per minute” basis.

It’s true that telepathic laughter cannot be measured on a minute-by-minute basis — only laughing out loud can.
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