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