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?
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
I went to YouTube.com and did a search using the term bad stand-up comedy and I was kind of amazed at what I found. Below is a video of an unfunny comedian who gets very few laughs in his set Continue reading Bombing On Stage: A Revealing, MUST SEE Video Example
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. Continue reading Is Stand-up Comedy Competitive? Not Even Close…
Comedians who can’t seem to deliver an average of 18+ seconds of laughter per minute (PAR Score 30+) remind me of politicians who skirt the real issues with “spin” and sometimes shear nonsense. They will say that stand-up comedy is Continue reading Telepathic Laughter Doesn’t Count In Stand-up Comedy
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)