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One of the first things that new comedians run into when they are trying to get comedy club open mic stage time is what is known as a bringer show.

A comedy club bringer show is a show that in order for a new comedian to get open mic stage time, they have to bring a certain number of friends to the show.

This is good for the comedy club because they are able to get butts in the seats and sell food and drinks for a show that is essentially not otherwise marketable.

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I frequently monitor the search terms that people are using to find this blog and my other websites.

One such term that grabbed my attention was this one:

“Why can’t I make money with my stand-up comedy?”

Humm. My first thought was…

Could it possibly be that your stand-up comedy material just isn’t funny?

Before I continue I should say that professional comedians can command what most people would be considered an exceptional income on even a part-time basis provided they are able to generate big and frequent laughs consistently show after show. Read the rest of this entry

success-2Are you truly killing at the comedy open mics?

Would you like to know what you need to do to take your stand-up comedy to the next level?

Maybe I should define what killing on stage really means as a comedian first…

Killing on stage means that you are able to generate a minimum average of 18 seconds of laughter each performing minute (headliner level stand-up comedy). Read the rest of this entry

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