Stand-up Comedy Tips Are NOT Enough

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success-or-failure2Most people who land on this blog are under the impression that all they really need to get off to a great start as a comedian is to find a few solid stand-up comedy tips and they are good to go!

If that describes you, I wish you the best of luck in your stand-up comedy adventures because luck will be most of what you will be depending on.

Don’t get me wrong – the right stand-up comedy tips can provide a variety of insights, perspectives, career considerations, etc. along with other basic and foundational information about the process of becoming a comedian.

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How To Get Stuck In Stand-up Comedy Joke Writing Mode

Probably one of the most unfortunate conditions that a comedian can experience is that they get hopelessly stuck in what I can only describe as “conventional” stand-up comedy “joke writing” mode.

When I refer to “conventional” joke writing, I am talking about the process of trying to fabricate funny jokes from a blank piece of paper using a literary writing skill set that is designed for consumption by an individual reader.

If you have read my article about using your natural comedy talent as a comedian, then you know that trying to “write” stand-up comedy material working only with words and sentences alone to get the audience laughter a comedian needs to succeed is problematic on a number of levels.

It’s kind of like trying to eat a bowl of rice using only one chopstick. Continue reading

You Already Have Much Of What You Need To Produce A Powerful Stand-up Comedy Act

tap-into-talent2If you are trying to discover the techniques to somehow “write” a stand-up comedy act that actually works to generate big laughs…

Please allow me to offer an alternative perspective that may be of immense value to you — especially if you want to have a significant advantage over other new comedians when you enter the world of stand-up comedy.

And that perspective is this: you already have much of what you need to develop a powerful stand-up comedy act very quickly if you will use and apply all of your comedy talent right from the start of the process. Continue reading