The Difference Between Comedy Speeches And Stand-up Comedy

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Many people are under the impression that the process for generating laughter while giving a speech or presentation is somehow vastly different from delivering stand-up comedy.

This notion is FALSE.

The comedy mechanics for generating audience laughter are exactly the same as those needed for stand-up comedy regardless of the speaking environment.

The big difference is that speeches and presentations usually contain “informational content” that is not designed or intended to generate laughter.
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Street Jokes: A Powerful Tool For Comedians

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.

Let me say this – street jokes as a general rule are NOT considered stand-up comedy material.

But here’s what I can tell you about street jokes…
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