Small Audiences Should Matter To Every Comedian

I’m going to be bold and say that a new comedian’s ability to entertain smaller audiences holds the key to not only their future performing opportunities, but their ability to entertain bigger and bigger audiences at a high level.

Here’s why I say that:

In the beginning, a new comedian is an unproven performer who is in the process of developing the highest level stand-up comedy act that they can.

Subsequently, most new comedians don’t get the opportunity to perform for 50-100+ audience members in the beginning.

As a matter of fact, most will be lucky if they are able to perform for a couple of dozen people.

Still, a comedian’s ability to entertain small audiences is very important for a number of reasons:

Understanding Comedy Mechanics

Even though it has been many years ago, at the time I vividly remember what I thought was the hardest obstacle to overcome when I first started out as a comedian, which was...

To try to "come up with" my first 3 minutes of great comedy material.

One of a number of reasons that I had such difficulty is because I didn’t understand what comedy mechanics were or how to apply them to developing stand-up comedy material.



In a nutshell, comedy mechanics are the combination of every aspect of what person uses to express themselves to others that creates a laughter response. The important things to note are: 

Basic Stand-up Comedy Tips For New Comedians

New comedians can sometimes have unrealistic ideas about how to progress when they first start their stand-up comedy adventures.

In the video below, you will find some basic stand-up comedy tips for new comedians:


More Stand-up Comedy Tips

The first order of business for any new comedian is to develop a solid and consistent stand-up comedy act that generates the biggest audience laughs possible.