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I went to YouTube.com and did a search using the term bad stand-up comedy and I was kind of amazed at what I found.

Below is a video of an unfunny comedian who gets very few laughs in his set and is an obvious flop on stage.

It’s called bombing in the world of stand-up comedy and this guy was pretty darn good at it.
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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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It is easy to understand why anyone who has attended or performed at a stand-up comedy open mic night could easily assume that stand-up comedy is highly competitive.

Don’t be fooled.

Just because there are usually a couple of dozen comedians taking to the stage on any particular open mic night is somewhat misleading when it comes to making an accurate assessment on how competitive stand-up comedy actually is.
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