Riffing is the term used by comedians to describe spontaneous interactions with the audience. But riffing is not actually what it appears to be. This article identifies the adverse circumstances associated with trying to riff on stage as a comedian instead of delivering a well prepared stand-up routine. Continue reading What You Need To Know About Riffing
The last thing that a comedian wants to do is bomb on stage. Ironically, it is usually the comedian themselves who is the cause of the poor performance on stage. This article contains a brief video of a comedian bombing on stage along with some observational commentary. Continue reading A Brief Video Example Of Bombing On Stage
Are you performing as a comedian and not getting the big audience laughs you want? Could it be the audience is actually laughing telepathically? This article explains exactly why telepathic laughter is most likely not the case during a stand-up comedy performance that is flopping. Continue reading Startling Revelation: Nope, Telepathic Laughter Doesn’t Count In Stand-up Comedy
If you think stand-up comedy is highly competitive, don’t be misled. This article describes the reasons why stand-up comedy is not as competitive as it appears and why there are always great opportunities for new comedians who can actually get the big laughs when they hit the stage. Continue reading Is Stand-up Comedy Competitive? Read This Article Then Decide…
It can be a real let down when your very first stand-up comedy performance goes down in flames and gets no laughs. This article takes a look at my own less-than-optimal first time on stage experience at what to look at to avoid a repeat performance. Continue reading My First Stand-up Comedy Performance Flopped – Now What?
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 Continue reading Hecklers: A Comedian’s Best Defense (Video Interview Segment Included)