One of the things that new comedians should be aware of is how to gauge their performance levels and use that information to improve their stand-up comedy performances in the shortest time possible.
There are a couple of ways to do this objectively:
- Count the number of laughs generated
- Measure the accumulated seconds of laughter generated
Let me cover each of these separately and then explain why you should use them both together.
Counting the number of collective audience laughs in any given performing minute is a direct indicator of punchline frequency.
Comedians should strive to generate 4-6+ laughs per minute. Too few laughs in any given minute of a stand-up comedy routine are an indicator of: Read the rest of this entry »