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One of the things that every comedian must have if they want to generate big audience laughter is confidence.

Here’s why I say that:

Audiences know – either on a conscious or subconscious level when a comedian is confident and when they are not and will respond (or not respond) accordingly.

Confidence as a comedian is learned based on two primary aspects – advanced preparation and experience, both of which are related to each other.
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It really doesn’t take much to stand out among what can seem like a sea of stand-up comedy losers performing at every open mic in town.

Now here is the cool part (for the younger people, here is the sick part)…

It also doesn’t take much to determine who your real competition among comedians is in your local area.

Here is a very easy way to size up the real stand-up comedy competition in your area, no matter where you live:
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Virtually everyone has told a street joke (which is the stand-up comedy term for jokes told on the street).

However most comedians discount the value of having a cache of carefully selected, edited and well-rehearsed street jokes at their disposal.

Let me say this – street jokes as a general rule are NOT considered stand-up comedy material.

But here’s what I can tell you about street jokes…
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