Comic Lives By Betsy Borns – A Must Read For Aspiring Comedians

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For anyone who is looking for stand-up comedy resources, there is one book that I consider a must read — especially for new comedians — that doesn’t fall into that category.

The name of the book is Comic Lives by Betsy Borns.

While the book is a bit dated (originally published in 1987), you simply won’t find a better resource for discovering what the world of stand-up comedy is really all about.
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Are You Using Stand-up Comedy As A Vehicle To Break Into Acting? Then You Don’t Want To Miss This…

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Are you a stand-up comedian who is looking to “break into” acting for TV shows, commercials and movies?

Please make sure that you read every word of this article because…

I’m going to identify the single biggest mistake many comedians make when it comes to getting acting gigs. First, please allow me to cover some differences and similarities between stand-up comedy and acting. Continue reading

Want A Comedy Expert To Read Your Stand-up Comedy Material To See If It’s Funny?

read-stand-up-materialIt has gotten to the point that on regular basis somebody wants to pay me to read their stand-up comedy material.

I know why — they want me to determine if their stand-up comedy material will get laughs before they take it on stage.

And most of the time, I will respectfully decline — without hesitation or reservation. Why?

It’s certainly not because I don’t want to help someone in their stand-up endeavors. That’s NOT the case at all. Continue reading