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You need only attend any stand-up comedy open mic anywhere in the world to experience this fact for yourself:

Anyone can suck at stand-up comedy.

Because of that fact, it should be very easy to understand why so many opportunities are available for those who don’t suck at stand-up comedy.

But the real question is:

Why do so many people suck at stand-up comedy — in many cases for years?
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Author Note: If you personally know someone who is funny and considering taking a shot at becoming a comedian in the near future, please share this article with them. It could help them better understand their important first steps as a new comedian. Thanks!

One of the very first things a prospective comedian should do is to find out where every possible performing opportunity is in their area.

The reason I say that is because without audiences to perform for, it is basically impossible to develop a stand-up comedy routine. Read the rest of this entry

Comedy clubs are no different than any other business from this perspective:

If you don’t keep up with the times, you get left behind. And despite recessionary times that usually result in a comedy club “boom”, that hasn’t happened.

That’s why I am kind of surprised that most comedy clubs haven’t tapped into corporate comedy as a major profit center to add to their bottom line.
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