How Do I Get Discovered As A Stand-up Comedian?

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One of the questions that has crossed the minds of those who want to know how to be a comic is this:

How do I get discovered as a stand-up comedian?

And my immediate reply would be…

What are you doing to get discovered as a stand-up comedian?

Let me cover some factors that can affect a comedian’s chances of getting “discovered”: Continue reading

Is Stand-up Comedy Difficult?

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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Stand-up Comedy Bar Gigs: What You Need To Know

During my comedy career I performed many bar gigs that were great.

I performed at many others during my stand-up comedy career that didn’t quite make it into that category.

Every bar gig I ever performed at was arranged or set up by another comedian. Most of the time it was a more experienced comedian that set up the show.

Other times it was newer comedians who set up the show who were either looking for another avenue for stage time or to make a some money from the endeavor. Continue reading