Virtually everyone has told a street joke (which is the stand-up comedy term for jokes told on the street). However most comedians discount the value of having a cache of carefully selected, edited and well-rehearsed street jokes at their disposal. Continue reading Street Jokes: A Powerful Tool For Comedians
Another question that seems to come up from time to time is this: Is there any way to bypass stand-up comedy open mic nights? The answer is yes, but there’s a bit more involved than meets the eye. Let me Continue reading Is There Any Way To Bypass Stand-up Comedy Open Mic Nights?
One of the questions that has crossed the minds of those who want to know how to be a comic is this: How do I get discovered as a stand-up comedian? And my immediate reply would be… What are you Continue reading How Do I Get Discovered As A Stand-up Comedian?
Let’s assume that there are two comedians performing five minute sets at a comedy club. The first comedian averages 18 seconds of laughter each performing minute. The second comedian averages 5 seconds of laughter each performing minute. Which comedian is Continue reading A Question About Performance Levels
Before someone invests time and effort learning how to become a comedian… One of the questions that many prospective comedians have is this: What are my chances of becoming a comedian? That question is very broad and doesn’t have a Continue reading What Are My Chances Of Becoming A Comedian?
I find it amusing when aspiring comedians want to get into a spirited discussion with me about stand-up comedy “styles” — joke telling vs. story telling or topic based stand-up comedy and how that somehow makes a comedian funny or Continue reading The Stand-up Comedy Bottom Line