Why The Opening Stand-up Comedy Act Has The Hardest Job

It’s a well known fact that the hardest job in a line up of comedians is the opening act. But you might be surprised to learn that it is not necessarily talent or experience that makes it tough. There are other factors involved, even when the comedian talent level in a show is the same. Continue reading Why The Opening Stand-up Comedy Act Has The Hardest Job

Does It Take 5 – 10 Years To Get Good At Stand-up Comedy? Only If You Want To Take That Long…

This revealing article discusses the difference between the time it takes to become funny as a comedian versus progressing in a stand-up comedy career. Continue reading Does It Take 5 – 10 Years To Get Good At Stand-up Comedy? Only If You Want To Take That Long…

Easily Sizing Up The Stand-up Comedy Competition In Your Area

It really doesn’t take much to stand out among what can seem like a sea of stand-up comedy losers performing at every open mic in town. Now here is the cool part (for the younger people, here is the sick Continue reading Easily Sizing Up The Stand-up Comedy Competition In Your Area

So, When Is The Next Stand-up Comedy Boom Going To Happen?

I have been approached by several journalists lately with broad questions about stand-up comedy. One of those questions was: Why hasn’t stand-up comedy been big since the late 1980’s? It’s a well-known fact that stand-up comedy was a massively booming Continue reading So, When Is The Next Stand-up Comedy Boom Going To Happen?