The Foundation For Confidence As A Comedian

One of the things that every comedian simply cannot have enough of is confidence.

But where does that confidence come from — especially in the beginning?

I would be so bold as to say that in stand-up comedy, having confidence on stage originates from having confidence in the material development process that a comedian uses — specifically one that works with a measure of success.

And I say that whether a comedian chooses to “write” their stand-up comedy act in the “conventional” way or they use the system provided in my online course.

Here’s why I say that the foundation for having confidence on stage lies firmly in the process used by the comedian to develop their stand-up comedy act…

1. If a comedian can only guess at what may or may not be funny to an audience, they are left with blind trial and error when they deliver that stand-up comedy material on stage.

Having to guess at anything that requires skill and knowledge, no matter what the endeavor may be, will always foster doubt (which is the opposite of confidence).

2. If a comedian doesn’t really know why their stand-up comedy material worked or didn’t work, not only are they left with blind trial and error, but…

They really have no idea how to duplicate the laughter generation that occurred in their stand-up comedy material that worked in the development of new material.

It also makes it very difficult to make intelligent decisions when it comes to adjusting, tightening or getting rid of stand-up comedy material in order progress quickly and develop a core stand-up comedy act that generates big laughs on a consistent basis.

3. If a comedian doesn’t have a good grasp on the combination of elements that make them funny in the first place, they are going to have a difficult time incorporating those elements into their stand-up comedy material.

The end result?

It ends up taking a comedian an unnecessarily long time to not only have confidence in one’s ability to develop a decent stand-up comedy act, but to also deliver that material with confidence as well (which combined will ultimately generate the most laughter).

And that’s assuming that a comedian is willing to deal with a tremendous amount of unneeded bombing on stage in order to finally “figure out” how to “write” a stand-up comedy act or develop stand-up comedy material that actually works.

So here’s the question – do you have confidence in the process that you are using to develop your stand-up comedy material or write your stand-up comedy act?

Because if you don’t and you have real comedy talent to bring to the table, you may want to investigate an alternative approach when it comes to developing your stand-up comedy act – one that you DO have confidence in BEFORE you ever hit the stage.

Stand-up comedy is a highly deceptive performing art in that professional comedians make it look easy and spontaneous during their performances when in reality…

There is much more involved with developing and delivering a high level stand-up comedy act than meets the eye.

Find out for yourself why Steve Roye is a top stand-up comedy expert/trainer globally for both new and experienced comedians as well as for humorous speaking professionals.

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5 Replies to “The Foundation For Confidence As A Comedian”

  1. One of the best ways to spend a dollar, whether in business or school or in pursuit of putting together a great book of material is to ALWAYS keep post- its on you. They’re the perfect size to just jot down a punchline or a few keywords. In the past two years I would say roughly forty post – its translated into approximately twenty solid minutes of material. That’s enough for an opening act,just because I jotted something down and expanded on it later, all for about two bucks!