blue-questionOne of the things that new comedians want to know is what the earning potential is for pro comedians.

First, let me start with this:

All pro comedians are independent contractors who are usually paid on a performance by performance basis.

They are usually paid in cash or with a company check and they are responsible for paying the taxes on income earned. Read the rest of this entry

blue-questionMost comedians tend to “follow the herd” so to speak and focus on the development and delivery of an “adult” stand-up comedy act.

And there’s nothing wrong with that at all. The stand-up comedy act that any comedian chooses to develop is strictly up to them and what their own creative abilities will allow.

But most comedians don’t realize that there are tremendous advantages and opportunities available to talented individuals who are able to develop and deliver a clean stand-up comedy act that gets big laughs, such as: Read the rest of this entry

blue-questionWith the exception of poorly set-up stand-up comedy shows or very small audience attendance, you may be surprised to know that bombing on stage as a comedian is mostly a self-inflicted experience.

What adds insult to injury when it comes to bombing on stage as a comedian is that it is also largely an exercise in what I can only describe as “silent public humiliation”.

The reason I say that is because there seems to be some sort of unwritten rule that one does not comment on an individual’s failed sense of humor or a less than optimal stand-up comedy performance, which basically leaves a comedian in the dark about how awful their stand-up comedy performance actually was on stage. Read the rest of this entry

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