How to Be a Comedian

How to Be a Comedian – Tip 34: Never Make Fun of Someone’s Laugh

  In my previous blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 33: Stop Using Comic’s Clichés - Part 3, I discussed those overused greeting comic’s clichés comedians use when they don’t think about their reasons for doing what they do on stage. In this blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 34: Never Make Fun of Someone’s Laugh, I’ll explain how not to kill the laughter in the room.

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Tip 34: Never Make Fun of Someone’s Laugh

This is an unwritten cardinal rule. When you make fun of someone’s laugh, not only will that person stop laughing, but the rest of the audience will too because they don’t want you to make fun of them.   A person develops a loud or unusual laugh to get attention, so he or she often becomes the lead laugher for a crowd. If you squelch that person, you’re likely to stifle the entire audience. You’re on stage to make people laugh, so let them la



How to Be a Comedian – Tip 33: Stop Using Comic’s Cliches – Part 3

  In my previous blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 32: Stop Using Comic’s Clichés - Part 2, I discussed those overused physical comic’s clichés comedians use when they don’t think about their reasons for doing what they do on stage. In this blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 33: Stop Using Comic’s Clichés - Part 3, I’ll try to persuade you to greet the audience with something other than a question where you don’t care about the answer.

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Tip 33: Stop Using Comic’s Clichés - Part 3

Greeting an audience is a very important part of a show which usually gets delegated to a comic’s cliché, like, “Hi. How you all doing tonight?” Do you really care how they are doing? No, so don’t ask. Comic’s Clichés are all the commonly used phrases comics repeat because they heard other comics use them.   Then again, it’s



How to Be a Comedian – Tip 31: Stop Using Comic’s Clichés – Part 1

In my previous blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 30: Avoid the Motor Mouth Syndrome, I gave some of the reasons beginner comics stream roll through their shows. In this blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 31: Stop Using Comic’s Clichés – Part 1, I’ll discuss those overused phrases comics constantly use.how to be a comedian Stand-Up Comedy Classes Los Angeles class workshops schools

How to Be a Comedian

Tip 31: Stop Using Comic’s Clichés – Part 1

There are phrases that all the beginner comics use because they heard some other comic say them. These are what I call comic’s clichés. I’m not discussing societal clichés, which are



How to Be a Comedian – Tip 30: Avoid the Motor Mouth Syndrome

In my previous blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 29: No Questions as Segues – Part 2, I discussed the overuse of asking the audience a question to bring up a new subject. In this blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 30: Avoid the Motor Mouth Syndrome, I’ll give some of the reasons beginner comics stream roll through their shows. how to be a comedian Stand-Up Comedy Classes Los Angeles class workshops schools

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Tip 30: Avoid the Motor Mouth Syndrome

The motor-mouth syndrome occurs when the comic goes through the material without stopping for laughs or even a breath. You’re on stage to have fun mak



Segues – No Questions – Part 2 – How to Be a Comedian – Tip 29

In my previous blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 28: No Questions as Segues – Part 1, I discussed the overuse of asking the audience a question to bring up a new subject. In this blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 29: No Questions as Segues – Part 2, I’ll point out more amateurish mistakes which make comics look foolish. segues Stand-Up Comedy Classes Los Angeles class workshops schools

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Tip 29: No Questions as Segues – Part 2

Another unwanted by product of using questions as a way of bring up a Topic is when the comic doesn’t get the response he wants. Then, even worse, ignoring the answer or lack of answer to his questio



Segues – No Questions – How to Be a Comedian – Tip 28

In my previous blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 27: Closing Line, I covered the importance of having a joke to get off stage with a laugh. In this blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 28: No Questions as Segues – Part 1, I’ll discuss the overuse of asking the audience a question to bring up a new subject.segues Stand-Up Comedy Classes Los Angeles class workshops schools

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Tip 28: No Questions as Segues – Part 1

Of all of the comics’ clichés, asking a question as a means of bring up a new subject matter is the most frequently abused and the biggest waste of valuable stage time. It’s a personal quest of mine to era



How to Be a Comedian – Tip 27: Closing Line

In my previous blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 26: Opening Line, I discussed the importance of having an opening line to get a laugh right away. In this blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 27: Closing Line, I’ll cover the importance of having a joke to get off stage with a laugh.how to be a comedian Stand-Up Comedy Classes Los Angeles class workshops schools

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Tip 27: Closing Line

One of the more awkward parts of a show is getting off stage. If you don’t have a designed exit, then you get whatever you get. Or if you want a smooth exit the technique to use is call Closing Line. By its name, it’s self evident what it



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 Greg Dean Comedy, comedy class, comedy class Los Angeles, comedy class la, comedy classes, comedy classes Los Angeles, comedy classes la, stand-up comedy class, stand-up comedy classes, stand-up comedy class Los Angeles, stand-up comedy classes Los Angeles

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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 Stand-Up Comedy Classes Los Angeles class workshops schools How to Be a Comedian Tip: 25 – Acknowledge Idiosyncrasies

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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 Stand-Up Comedy Classes Los Angeles class workshops schools

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

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  Be Quiet and Focus Some people need to be left alone before they perform. If this is your style, physically warm up, an



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