Yes, You Can Tell Stories As A Comedian

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yes2One of the more recognizable so-called comedy “experts” has made it a point to say that if you are telling stories as a comedian, you aren’t doing stand-up comedy.

That is 100% false.

Obviously, this particular comedy “expert” has never heard of or listened to some popular and hilarious story telling comedians like:

[one_half]- Bill Cosby
– Tim Allen
– Bill Hicks
– Paula Poundstone
– Jeff Foxworthy[/one_half][one_half_last]- Ron White
– Katt Williams
– Bill Engvall
– Eddie Izzard
– Gabriel Iglesias[/one_half_last][divider]

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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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Comedy Club Bringer Shows – Good, Bad, And Ugly

One of the first things that new comedians run into when they are trying to get comedy club open mic stage time is what is known as a bringer show.

A comedy club bringer show is a show that in order for a new comedian to get open mic stage time, they have to bring a certain number of friends to the show.

This is good for the comedy club because they are able to get butts in the seats and sell food and drinks for a show that is essentially not otherwise marketable.

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