Another question I get on a fairly regular basis is this: “Should I use a stage name as a comedian?” And my answer is that it is a 100% personal choice. If you want to use a stage name, go for it. If you want to use your real name, go for it. But here’s what you really need to know: A stage name won’t make a person funnier. It’s talent that makes a name, not the other way around. It’s talent that will put a name in the eye of the public, not the other way around.