I would say that the first tight 5 minutes of a new comedian’s stand-up comedy act is without a doubt the most important stand-up comedy material that they will “write” or develop for a number of reasons…
It will be during the development of this first tight 5 minutes that the new comedian begins to effectively tap into their “stage voice” — that comfort zone that allows them to be who they really are on stage and not doing their “impression” of what they think a comedian should be. Read the rest of this entry
One of the things new comedians want to know is how many jokes are in a minute of stand-up comedy material.
If a comedian wants to generate headliner laughter levels, they need to average 4-6+ laughs per minute.
That equates to an average 4-6+ punchlines (jokes) that generate laughs every performing minute.
For 5 minutes of stand-up comedy material, that would equate to 20-30 “jokes” (punchlines) for that set.
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Should 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