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The Two Distinct Types Of Stand-up Comedy

two-types-stand-up-comedyThere 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 »

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Posted by on November 19, 2015 in How To Do Comedy


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