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You will hear this over and over again about stand-up comedy:
“It’s all in the delivery.”
There’s a great measure of truth in that statement.
While not all, most of a stand-up comedian’s ability to generate noteworthy laughs lies squarely in how a comedian delivers their comedy material.
Before I move on with a discussion about delivery, let me say this: Continue reading
When it comes to knowing how to be a comedian who can rock a room…
I can tell by the search terms that people use to find this blog that many are under the impression that if they can just find out one critical piece of information that their stand-up comedy material will somehow become funny.
However, getting big laughs on stage as a comedian is not just about one thing – it’s about a combination of things that happen in symphony that causes audience laughter to happen at a high level.
I want to give you an example of the incredibly lame information that is provided to new and prospective comedians in popular stand-up comedy books, workshops and classes as well as on online stand-up comedy tips sites.
The Standard Blah Blah
Here’s the anatomy of a stand-up comedy joke that you will get from almost every resource:
A stand-up comedy joke has 3 primary parts: