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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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discussionI was reading an interesting article a while back about alternative comics vs. comedy club comics:

Alt Comic Vs. Club Comic: The New Bloods Vs. Crips?

The issue of hack stand-up comedy was mentioned. I left a comment about that, which was replied to by Phoebe Robinson, the author of the article.

Here was her comment:

Yes, I absolutely agree about the whole matter of bombing. Clearly, when that happens, there is either a disconnect b/t the comic and the audience or the jokes aren’t good enough. I think you bring up an interesting point with hacks, but don’t you feel like 9 times out of 10, they are able to get by because the whole point of being hack is doing material that is easily relatable? That’s how I have viewed it.
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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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