blue-questionIf you subscribe to what most of the popular books on stand-up comedy have to offer about standing out from other comedians, they imply or blatantly express that you need to develop some sort of “hook” or gimmick.

I don’t subscribe to that notion at all.

Ironically, NONE of these books provides so much as an actionable clue about how to develop this so-called “hook” or gimmick that will set you apart from other comedians. Read the rest of this entry

blue-questionComedy timing for comedians is more than just stopping talking when the audience starts laughing and starting talking when the audience stops laughing.

But I will also say this – most new comedians don’t realize that they already have most of the comedy timing they are ever going to have before they ever hit the stage.

Like most other aspects in stand-up comedy, having great comedy timing as a comedian is not just about one thing. It’s a combination of things that work together to make comedy timing work for a comedian.
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blue-questionThere are basically 3 types of talent agencies that can work with comedians: local, regional and national.

A comedian’s ability to get into the talent pool of any particular talent agency is dependent upon the type of talent agency involved and the type of act the comedian is able to deliver.

Usually (but not always) comedians who are in a position to approach a talent agency for potential inclusion in their stable of entertainers need to be at headline level and can deliver a solid 45 minute stand-up comedy routine and have a professional EPK (electronic press kit).
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