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How to Be a Comedian – Tip 26: Opening Line

In my previous blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 25: Acknowledge Idiosyncrasies, I discuss why comedians need to talk about things the audience may fixate on in order to get their attention back on the show. In this blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 26: Opening Line, I’ll show the importance of getting that first laugh quickly. How to Be a Comedian Tip 26: Opening Line After you greet



How to Be a Comedian – Tip: 25 – Acknowledge Idiosyncrasies

In my previous blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 24: Warm Up - Part 2, I gave more ways to warm up before going on stage. In this blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 25: Acknowledge Idiosyncrasies, I’ll discuss why comedians need to talk about things the audience may fixate on in order to get their attention back on the show. How to Be a Comedian Tip: 25 – Acknowledge Idiosyncrasies To learn how to be a comedian, check out my Stand-Up Comedy Workshops Free Class If there’s something about you the audience might fixate on, you must address it so they’ll let it go and you can ge



How to Be a Comedian – Tip 24: Warm Up – Part 2

In my previous blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 23: Warm Up - Part 1, I explained some reasons to warm up before you go on stage. In this blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 24: Warm Up - Part 2, I’ll give more ways to warm up before going on stage. How to Be a Comedian – Tip 23: Warm Up - Part 1 To learn how to be a comedian, check out my classes that teach joke writing and performance techniques. Click on the logo.   Be Quiet and Focus Some people need to be left alone before they perform. If this is your style, physically warm up, an



Before a Show Warm Up – Part 1 – How to Be a Comedian – Tip 23:

  In my previous blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 22: Arranging Routines – Part 3, I presented about some techniques for arranging routines. In this blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 23: Before a Show Warm Up - Part 1, I’ll explain some reasons to warm up before you go on stage.  How to Be a Comedian - Tip 23: Before a Show



Arranging Comedy Routines – Part 3 – How to Be a Comedian Tip 22

  In my previous blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 21: Arranging Comedy Routines – Part 2, I showed you how to graph your show to create a more effective order of jokes for your routine. In this blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 22: Arranging Comedy Routines – Part 3, I’ll give some more ideas about effective ways for arranging routines. How to Be a Comedian - Tip 22: Arranging Comedy Routines



Arranging Comedy Routines – Part 2 – How to Be a Comedian – Tip 21

  In my previous blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 20: Arranging Comedy Routines - Part 1, I talked about the importance of rearranging routines and offer an excellent guideline. In this blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 21: Arranging Comedy Routines - Part 2, I’ll offer another technique for rearranging routines and bits so they are more effective. How to Be a Comedian



Arranging Comedy Routines – Part 1 – How to Be a Comedian Tip 20

  In my previous blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 19: Have an Introduction - Part 3, I’ gave a couple more ideas on how to writing introductions. In this blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 20: Arranging Comedy Routines – Part 1, I’ll talk about the importance of rearranging routines and offer an excellent guideline. How to Be a Comedian - Tip 20: Arranging Comedy Routi



Stand-Up Comedy Introductions – Part 3 – How to Be a Comedian Tips 19

  In my previous blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 18: Stand-Up Comedy Introductions - Part 2, I offered several pointers for writing good stand-up introduction. In this blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 19: Stand-Up Comedy Introductions - Part 3, I’ll give a couple more approaches to writing stand-up introductions. How to Be a Comedian – Tip 19: Stand-Up Comedy Introductions – Part 3    Stand-Up Comedy Introductions - Use Credits   If you have some legitimate credits, put them in your stand-up comedy introductions. But don’t give the audience your resume. One or two good credits are enough. Any more than that and it’ll seem as if you’re trying too hard to impress the audience. If you don’t have any credits, then make fun of that with a standard like this:



Stand-Up Comedy Introductions – Part 2 – How to Be a Comedian Tips 18

In my previous blog, How to Be a Comedian Tips 17: Stand-Up Comedy Introductions - Part 1, I discussed the importance of writing stand-up comedy introductions for your shows. In this blog, How to Be a Comedian Tips 18: Stand-Up Comedy Introductions - Part 2, I’ll offer several pointers for writing grest stand-up comedy introductions. How to Be a Comedian Tips 18: Stand-Up Comedy Introductions - Part 2   Stand-Up Comedy Introductions - Write Your Introduction on a 3 X 5 Index Card   This will help because the M.C. can stick it in his pocket and read it on stage. Print it in large letters that’ll be easy to read. Sometimes performers go on stage without their glasses. Also, bring two or three duplicate cards because the M.C. may lose the original before it’s time to bring you up. If you have an extra, you’ll be able to hand it to him just before you are brought o



Stand-Up Comedy Introductions – Part 1 – How to Be a Comedian Tips 17

  In my previous blog, How to Be a Comedian Tips 16: Microphone Technique - Part 4, Il offered tips on the mic stand, being ready for the unexpected, and how to exit the stage. In this blog, How to Be a Comedian Tips 17: Stand-Up Comedy Introductions – Part 1, I’ll discuss the importance of writing stand-up comedy introductions for your shows. How to Be a Comedian Tips 17: Stand-Up Comedy Introductions – Part 1   Stand-up comedy introductions are one of the most neglected aspects of stand-up comedy shows. Stand-up comedy introductions are the first line of your show, but you don’t say it. How you’re brought on stage will set the tone for your show. Of course, it’s best to come on with a laugh that foreshadows your particular comic slant. Since most M.C.’s won’t know you, supply them with stand-up comedy introductions that will bri



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