Getting Your First Paid Stand-up Comedy Gig

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Lately folks have been reaching this blog by using this search phrase:

How do I get my first paid stand-up comedy gig?

Performing as a stand-up comedian is a very thrilling adventure once they are able to generate significant laughs.

But getting paid to perform is awesome as well.

As a general rule, here’s how many comedians get their first paid gig: Continue reading

Yes, You Can Tell Stories As A Comedian

yes2One of the more recognizable so-called comedy “experts” has made it a point to say that if you are telling stories as a comedian, you aren’t doing stand-up comedy.

That is 100% false.

Obviously, this particular comedy “expert” has never heard of or listened to some popular and hilarious story telling comedians like:

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– Tim Allen
– Bill Hicks
– Paula Poundstone
– Jeff Foxworthy[/one_half][one_half_last]- Ron White
– Katt Williams
– Bill Engvall
– Eddie Izzard
– Gabriel Iglesias[/one_half_last][divider]

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The Benefits Of Taking A Stand-up Comedy Class Or Workshop And What To Look At Before You Do

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Introduction

If you have already reviewed this article:

Didn’t Get What You Wanted When You Took That Stand-up Comedy Class Or Workshop? Here’s Why…

Then you know that I am usually NOT a fan of stand-up comedy classes or workshops as far as what they have to offer in the realm of showing individuals how to develop and deliver high level stand-up comedy material that actually works on an individual-by-individual basis.

However…
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