Are You Funny Enough To Be A Comedian?

What Makes You Funny? Click here to find out!

question6While there may not be a definitive way to determine whether or not a person has the baseline comedy talent to do well as a comedian…

I can certainly tell you what I know from a professional perspective.

First, let’s start with a discussion about an individual’s sense of humor. Then I will touch upon some aspects that tend to limit or hinder funny and talented people from making progress as a comedian. Continue reading

Getting Big Laughs As A Comedian Involves More Than Writing Comedy Material

laughing-face1Most new comedians tend to be fixated on the notion that writing comedy material that gets big audience laughs makes up the lion’s share of the stand-up comedy process.

To be fair, that’s how I started out myself as a new comedian.

Here are a couple of interesting questions that I received from a stand-up comedy tips blog reader that are representative of the type of questions I get regarding how to write stand-up comedy material:

How do you get a big laugh instead of a little laugh?

Is there a formula… or technique that you can use (something separate from practicing) that will give me bigger laughs on stage? Continue reading

It’s Not Just One Thing That Makes Stand-up Comedy Material Work (And Work Well)

When it comes to knowing how to be a comedian who can rock a room…

I can tell by the search terms that people use to find this blog that many are under the impression that if they can just find out one critical piece of information that their stand-up comedy material will somehow become funny.

However, getting big laughs on stage as a comedian is not just about one thing – it’s about a combination of things that happen in symphony that causes audience laughter to happen at a high level.
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