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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? Read the rest of this entry

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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looking2I find it somewhat interesting when folks find this blog using the search term “examples of stand-up comedy material”.

The reason I say that is because…

There are literally many tens of thousands (if not more) of YouTube videos featuring comedians from all over the world performing stand-up comedy at the highest levels in front of live audiences.

While those examples of stand-up comedy material are not “written” examples, one need only transcribe what any comedian is delivering in any YouTube stand-up comedy video to get the ideal “written” stand-up comedy material examples — comedy material that is proven to work as evidenced by the audience laughs in the video.
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