Are Women Wanting To Become Comedians At A Disadvantage?

I found an interesting article about stand-up comedy and women with this headline: Is a workshop for women the way to break into the male-dominated world of stand-up comedy? It kind of hit me the wrong way because it appears to imply that women don’t have the same opportunities in stand-up comedy as men, which is 100% bogus. Here’s the real deal: If you go to ANY stand-up comedy open mic, you will find that the folks who try to Continue reading Are Women Wanting To Become Comedians At A Disadvantage?

Hecklers: A Comedian’s Best Defense (Video Interview Segment Included)

The best defense that I know of for dealing with hecklers as a stand-up comedian is to have the audience laughing throughout their entire show — no matter how long or short that show may be. That’s right — the most effective way to reduce heckling is to be as funny as possible with the tightest act possible because… When an audience is laughing loudly and frequently, they are not heckling.