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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

One of the questions that new comedians have is:

Does it take 5-10 years to get good at stand-up comedy?

If you read some of the conventional books on stand-up comedy, that’s what they will tell you.

Personally, I think that question is not a very good one and should actually be broken down into two better questions: Read the rest of this entry

When it comes to learning how to be a comedian…

The opening act in the stand-up comedy environment is arguably the hardest spot in a line up of comedians — particularly from a laughter generation stand point.

It’s often referred to as the “bullet taking” spot.

Here’s why that is, no matter what “level” the comedian is at when performing in that critical opening spot…
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