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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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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. Continue reading
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.