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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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puzzledShould your stand-up comedy material be written down?

I cannot think of any other way a person could edit or adjust their jokes or stand-up comedy material unless it is written down.

Let’s assume that you have your stand-up comedy material or jokes written down.

Other than for memorization purposes…

What do you look at in the written version of your stand-up comedy material or jokes for improvement and to increase your laughs? Read the rest of this entry

Many people are under the impression that the process for generating laughter while giving a speech or presentation is somehow vastly different from delivering stand-up comedy.

This notion is FALSE.

The comedy mechanics for generating audience laughter are exactly the same as those needed for stand-up comedy (or in any environment for that matter)

The big difference is that speeches and presentations usually contain “informational content” that is not designed or intended to generate laughter.
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