If My Comedy Material Reads Funny On Paper, Will It Be Funny On Stage?

Probably one of the most prevalent misconceptions about writing a stand-up comedy routine is that if it reads funny from a piece of paper or word processor then it will automatically be funny when delivered on stage. By its very Continue reading If My Comedy Material Reads Funny On Paper, Will It Be Funny On Stage?

What Can I Do To Stand Out As A Comedian?

If 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 Continue reading What Can I Do To Stand Out As A Comedian?

How Can I Develop My Comedy Timing As A Comedian?

Comedy 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 Continue reading How Can I Develop My Comedy Timing As A Comedian?

What Do I Need To Know About Working With Talent Agencies?

There 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 Continue reading What Do I Need To Know About Working With Talent Agencies?

How Much Of What Stand-up Comedians Say Is True?

The first thing you need to know is that all comedy and humor has a foundation in truth, whether it be in casual conversations or on the stand-up comedy stage. The degree that stand-up comedy material is “truthful” is dependent Continue reading How Much Of What Stand-up Comedians Say Is True?