Comedian Teams Can Have Some Significant Advantages

One of the things that I suspect will become more and more prevalent is comedians working together as a performance team.

The reason that I say that is fairly simple:

Usually it takes a fair amount of time to develop a stand-alone 45-60 minute headliner level stand-up comedy routine.

It is at this level that any individual comedian has the most “marketable” (and salable) comedy entertainment product they can produce – and one for which they can get paid the most for.

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That’s why there are some significant advantages when it comes to working with a team of comedians.

Let me explain why I say that...

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:

Getting Started As A Comedian Is Different For Everyone

Some people who are looking to jump into stand-up comedy may be under the impression that getting started as a comedian is the same for everyone.

Well, that’s not exactly correct.

While most people start out at comedy club open mic nights, those are not the only avenues that get folks into the stand-up comedy game, nor is it exactly the same depending upon where someone lives.

Let me give you some examples of what I am referring to: