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stand-up-comedy-researchI can fully understand why someone who is considering becoming a comedian could get easily stuck in what I can only describe as “research mode”.

By this, I am talking about doing continuous research about becoming a comedian but never seeming to have enough information to ultimately get on the stand-up comedy stage.

That’s probably why you are reading this article right now. 🙂

It’s not hard to understand how someone can get stuck in research mode when you consider that… Read the rest of this entry

Lately folks have been reaching this blog by using this search phrase:

How do I get my first paid stand-up comedy gig?

Performing as a stand-up comedian is a very thrilling adventure once they are able to generate significant laughs.

But getting paid to perform is awesome as well.

As a general rule, here’s how many comedians get their first paid gig: Read the rest of this entry

qmarksThe vast majority of comedians start out performing at local comedy club open mic nights or other comedy open mic venues.

If you are in the process of considering jumping into stand-up comedy…

One of things I would recommend that you do is talk with the new comedians who are currently participating in comedy open mics.

Below is a list of 7 questions you may want to ask other open mic comedians as you gather some basic information about the stand-up comedy scene in your area…
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