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Improving Performances As A New Comedian

comedy-performance-improvementOne 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 »

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Posted by on November 26, 2015 in How To Do Comedy


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Why Fast Progress Matters As A New Comedian

become-comedianI’m sure you read the title of this article and thought that making rapid progress as a comedian is because of quickly achieving fame or fortune.

Actually, I want to approach this from a different perspective.

When I speak of making progress as quickly as possible as a comedian, it actually revolves around three very important aspects of stand-up comedy critical in the beginning – confidence, motivation and persistence.

Let me explain what I mean.

As a general rule, folks tend to do (and certainly like to do) those things that they are proficient at.

The more success they have, the more motivated they are to move forward and the more confidence that they have to move forward.

Like most every other challenging endeavor in life, becoming a comedian is a process. For some, it’s a faster process than for others. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 31, 2013 in How To Do Comedy


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