There are two distinct types of stand-up comedy that are easily identifiable:
- The one or two line type type of stand-up comedy.
- The topic based (or story telling) type of stand-up comedy.
Both types can be very effective when it comes the audience laughter results that can be generated.
Here are the differences between the two types of stand-up comedy:
I tend to refer to the one or two line type of stand-up comedy as “old school”.
I don’t call that “old school” because it’s not effective. It stems from the fact that this particular type of stand-up comedy is based on early 20th century vaudeville type comedy that was delivered before stand-up comedy as we know it today developed. Read the rest of this entry »