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Here’s a great question that comes up from time to time regarding “hit-or-miss” stand-up comedy material when it comes to generating laughs:
This seems to happen to me a lot – I will perform a new bit or use a new line in an existing bit and it will work great the first time I do it.
But when I try the material again, it doesn’t get near the laughs or it tanks. Do you know why?
It takes a tremendous amount of drive and determination to become a headlining comedian.
You must possess the confidence, talent and skill to be able to entertain audiences consistently, generating an average of 18+ seconds of laughter, cheering or applause for each performing minute — for 45 minutes to an hour.
That is no small feat, I can assure you. These folks stand among the stand-up comedy elite and they have set the standards for other talented comedians to achieve.
In the mad dash to “write” just the right words, sentences and phrases (jokes) that are going to make an audience howl with laughter…
Many new comedians overlook the most powerful laughter generation aspect of stand-up comedy, which is delivery…
NOT the words written on paper or merely spoken per se.
When I speak of delivery, I am more specifically talking about… Continue reading