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Stand-Up Comedy Microphone Techniques Part 3 – How to Be a Comedian Tips 15:

In my previous blog, How to Be a Comedian Tips 14: Stand-Up Comedy Microphone Techniques - Part 2, I gave several suggestions for what to do when the mic isn’t working and how to hold a hand mic properly. In this blog, How to Be a Comedian Tips 15: Stand-Up Comedy Microphone Techniques - Part 3, I’ll discuss how to deal with the cord and how to gesture with a mic in your hand. H



Stand-Up Comedy Microphone Techniques – Part 2 – How to Be a Comedian Tips

In my previous blog, How to Be a Comedian Tips 13: Stand-Up Comedy Microphone Techniques - Part 1, I discussed the importance of knowing how to used a mic and gave several Do’s and Don’ts. In this blog, How to Be a Comedian Tips 14: Stand-Up Comedy Microphone Techniques - Part 2, I’ll offer even more Do’s and Don’ts. How to Be a Comedian Tips 14: Stand-Up Comedy Microphone Techniques – Part 2   STAND-UP COMEDY MICROPHONE TECHNIQUES - IF THE MIC DOESN’T WORK . .



Stand-Up Comedy Microphone Techniques – Part 1 – How to Be a Comedian Tips

In my previous blog, How to Be a Comedian Tipa 12: When the Audience is Laughing - Part 4, I shared several things comedians can do while the audience is laughing. In this blog, How to Be a Comedian Tips 13: Stand-Up Comedy Microphone Technique - Part 1, I’ll discuss the Do’s and Don’ts of using a microphone and stand. How to Be a Comedian Tips 13: Stand-Up Comedy Microphone Techniques - Part 1   Having no experience with a microphone can be an ordeal for the beginner’s first few times on stage. At first the mic will seem like this awkward phallus with an annoying cord that’s always underfoot, but with a few stand-up comedy microphone techniques and a little practice using it will become second nature. In fact, you’ll soon come to depend on it because controlling an audience is so much easier when you’re louder than they can ever be.



How to Be a Comedian Tips 12: When the Audience Is Laughing – Part 4

  In my previous blog, How to Be a Comedian Tips 11: When the Audience Is Laughing – Part 3, I suggested several things for you to do when the audience laughs. In this blog, How to Be a Comedian Tips 12: When the Audience Is Laughing – Part 4, I’ll offer several more techniques to use when holding for a laugh. How to Be a Comedian Tips 12:



How to Be a Comedian Tips 11: When the Audience is Laughing – Part 3

  In my previous blog, How to Be a Comedian Tips 10: When the Audience is Laughing – Part 2, I discussed the importance to pause after each punch or tag. In this blog, How to Be a Comedian Tips 11: When the Audience is Laughing – Part 3, I’ll offer several techniques to use while the audience is laughing. How to Be a Comedian Tips 11: When the



How to Be a Comedian Tips 10: When the Audience is Laughing – Part 2

In my previous blog, How to Be a Comedian Tips 9: When the Audience is Laughing - Part 1, I discussed the reason comedians talk through their laughs. In this blog, How to Be a Comedian Tips 10: When the Audience is Laughing - Part 2, I’ll explain the most important rule to follow when a comedian gets a laugh. How to Be a Comedian Tips 10: When the Audi



How to Be a Comedian Tips 9: When the Audience is Laughing – Part 1

In my previous blog, How to Be a Comedian Tips 8: Be Playful, Not Funny, I discussed how trying to be funny never works, so instead be playful. In this blog, How to Be a Comedian Tips 9: When the Audience is Laughing – Part 1, I’ll examine the reasons comedians talk through their laughs. How to Be a Comedian Tips 9: When the Audience is Laughing - Part 1 A gr



How to Be a Comedian – Open Mic Tip 8: Be Playful, Not Funny

In my previous blog, How to Be a Comedian – Open Mic Tip 7: Make a Show List, I showed how making a bullet point outline of your show helps you feel more comfortable on stage. In this blog, How to Be a Comedian – Open Mic Tip 8: Be Playful, Not Funny, I’ll explain the problem with trying to be funny and why it doesn’t work.  How to Be a Comedian



How to Write Jokes – Joke Premise Part 2

In my previous article, How to Write Jokes – Joke Premise Part 1, I defined the joke premise for its specific use in stand-up comedy as a negative opinion about a subject.  In this article, How to Write Jokes – Joke Premise Part 2, I’ll explore the difference between a premise and the jokes, and how to change from one premise to the next. The Difference between the Premise and the Jokes First, let me give you a dictionary definition of premise: a statement used to develop a further argument. This definition affirms how the joke premise is used in stand-up comedy. The premise is the statement of the negative opinion about a subject; and the argument is expressed through the jokes that follow. For instance, Chris Rock’s joke premise: women cannot go backwards in lifestyle. Rock states this premise several times at the top of the bit, and then proceeds to do a series of jokes to develop his argument. Here’s one:



How to Be a Comedian – Open Mic Tip 7: Make a Show List

In my previous blog, How to Be a Comedian – Open Mic Tip 6: Proper Microphone Technique, I discussed how to use a microphone so it doesn’t distract from the show. In this blog, How to Be a Comedian – Open Mic Tip 7: Make a Show List, I’ll show how having a list of your material makes getting on stage easier. How to Be a Comedian – Open Mic Tip 7: Make a Show List One of the top fears of fledgling comedians getting on stage is, “I’m afraid I’ll forget my material.” It’s ironic the number one reason comics go blank is their fear of going blank. You will go blank during shows and the sooner you go blank and handle it, the sooner you’ll get over this fear. Make a Show List Many comedians use show lists. A show list is a bullet point outline of the material for that show. It’s not a verbatim transcript of your jokes. It’s a series of key words or phrases to remind you of the order of your jokes. Here’s an example:



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