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Here are a couple of great questions I received about delivering stand-up comedy material:

I watched a comic bomb at an open mic a little while ago. He had a routine that was like Jack Handy observations, where almost every line was a punchline, but the topic or theme was depression, and he delivered every line in slow motion like a recording that was slowed down.
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Here’s a great question that comes up from time to time regarding “hit-or-miss” stand-up comedy material when it comes to generating laughs:

This seems to happen to me a lot – I will perform a new bit or use a new line in an existing bit and it will work great the first time I do it.

But when I try the material again, it doesn’t get near the laughs or it tanks. Do you know why?
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There are a number of people who find this blog using the search term “how to be a comedian”.

Here’s what I would tell anyone who wants to know how be a comedian and take a serious shot at stand-up comedy — broken down into 4 specific areas…

1. You must know what you are doing in order to be a comedian who can generate the big laughs on stage consistently.
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