How Many Jokes Are In A Minute Of Stand-up Comedy Material?

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One of the things new comedians want to know is how many jokes are in a minute of stand-up comedy material.

If a comedian wants to generate headliner laughter levels, they need to average 4-6+ laughs per minute.

That equates to an average 4-6+ punchlines (jokes) that generate laughs every performing minute.

For 5 minutes of stand-up comedy material, that would equate to 20-30 “jokes” (punchlines) for that set.
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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

Stand-up Comedy Misconceptions

It can be difficult at best to get accurate and complete information about anything, whether it be about politics or how to write stand-up comedy.

I also know that if an individual is willing to get enough “second opinions”, they will eventually find the answers they want to hear.

But when it comes to stand-up comedy, there are some misconceptions that keep those without real comedy talent thinking they can excel at stand-up comedy.

And sadder still are the misconceptions that keep those who do have real comedy talent from ever capitalizing on their talent.

So, let’s cover two of these misconceptions… Continue reading