Friday, October 07, 2005

 

Stand-Up Comedy Advice

from an email list:
I was wondering if I could get any advice from anyone who may be experienced in stand-up comedy. I have about 2 pages of material and am going to try and get into an open mike nite in my area, but was wondering if anyone could offer up any do's or don't's or just advice.

Thanks,
Jenn
Jenn,
I did some stand up a few years ago at Carolines on Broadway, and while I'm by no means an expert, here are a couple ideas:
  1. own the Room: your confidence will win the audience, not matter whether they laugh or not
  2. don't get disappointed while you are on stage (at minimum don't show it)
  3. have fun
Have a great set!
David Lawrence

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