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Before someone invests time and effort learning how to become a comedian…

One of the questions that many prospective comedians have is this:

What are my chances of becoming a comedian?

That question is very broad and doesn’t have a single answer because there are a number of variables that affect an individual’s chances of becoming a comedian who is noteworthy and who can be afforded opportunities to become a professional comedian.
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Ken asks…

How difficult is stand-up comedy?

I’ve been a singer in a band for the last five years, played hundreds of gigs, in front of some pretty big audiences.

I rarely get properly nervous and any nerves I do get are usually a due to potential equipment failure, rather than a lack of faith in our ability.

After the bands next album, I’m thinking of trying my hand at stand up comedy. I have written comedy (though nowhere near the level I have in music) but never performed comedy.
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Introduction

If you have taken a look at the lessons in Training Module One in the Killer Stand-up Online Course, you should be aware that there is a lot to know when it comes to generating big laughs from the stand-up comedy stage on a consistent basis.

None of which is difficult to learn and apply might I add.

But in this article, I want to cover what I consider to be the top 3 factors that influence the speed at which a new comedian can progress.
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