The Stand-up Comedy Secret That No One Will Tell You (Part 2)

Environmental Differences

Let’s start by examining some of the obvious environmental differences between making people laugh in everyday conversations and generating laughs from an audience of strangers.

Using a microphone. Comedians use a microphone because they communicate with audiences and those audiences need to be able to hear the comedian outside their usual voice range.

We don’t use a microphone in casual conversations because the people we talk to in casual conversations to are close enough to hear us without the need for a microphone.

So the related question that I want to ask is this:

Does using a microphone have an impact on whether or not a person is funny and has the ability to generate audience laughter when they talk?

I submit to you that simply using a microphone has no bearing whatsoever on whether or not a person is funny or not or if they can generate laughs from what it is that they have to say and express to an audience.

Again, using a microphone is merely a means by which larger numbers of people can hear what is being said by the person using the microphone.

If simply using a microphone was all that was needed to be funny, every comedy open mic comedian would slay audiences every time they picked up a mic. Trust me, that is NOT the case — not even remotely close.

MOST comedy open mic comedians are NOT funny at all and tend to fall into the moderately to severely awful category.

This is not hyperbole — you can easily verify this for yourself by attending ANY comedy open mic ANYWHERE on the planet.

A major factor for why most open mic comedians flop on stage is revealed in this special report.

Addressing the audience from an elevated stage. A stage is nothing more that an elevated platform that allows a larger number people to see a full body aspect of comedian (or any other performer for that matter) that they otherwise cannot see as well if they were performing on the same level as a seated audience.

Keep in mind that body language — even subtle movements of any part of the body, arms, legs and face along with talking — is a major factor in laughter generation when expressing oneself to others.

However, does speaking from an elevated stage where the audience has a full body view of the person speaking have any impact on whether or not a person is funny or not when they talk to the audience?

No, it does not. Again I will refer back to the vast majority of open mic comedians who couldn’t get a laugh from an audience if their mom was being held hostage.

Using stage lighting. Stage lighting is used to improve visibility and help focus the attention of the audience on a comedian in an otherwise darkened space.

Just like using a mic and standing on an elevated stage — does the use of stage lighting have ANY bearing on whether or not a person is funny when they talk to an audience?

And once again, no, it does not.

The reason that I bring these environmental differences up is this:

While these things fall into the category of being significant differences that are clearly visible when it comes to delivering a stand-up comedy routine or conversing with people we know and meet on a daily basis…

These differences DO NOT have any bearing on whether or not a comedian is funny or not or if the stand-up routine they deliver will generate frequent laughter.

Now let’s talk about the audience.

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