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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

Many times I get accused of trying to impose impossible or unrealistic “standards” on a hugely subjective performing art — stand-up comedy with my Comedy Evaluator Pro software.

For the record, I haven’t managed to set a single standard when it comes to stand-up comedy, comedians getting big and frequent laughs on stage or how they manage to do it.

Headliner comedians over many decades have already set the standards of “funny” for comedians to emulate and strive for.
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Comedians who can’t seem to deliver an average of 18+ seconds of laughter per minute (PAR Score 30+) remind me of politicians who skirt the real issues with “spin” and sometimes shear nonsense.

They will say that stand-up comedy is subjective and can’t be measured on a “seconds of laughter per minute” basis.

It’s true that telepathic laughter cannot be measured on a minute-by-minute basis — only laughing out loud can.
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