I performed at an open mic last night. It didn’t go as planned.
It was my first time performing at an open mic. Of course as luck would have it I ended up going last.
I had the energy but not the responses from the jokes that I had written down.
I could totally use some help and advice.
Here’s my response:
Specifically, I am talking about the term “writing stand-up comedy material”.
Here are some reasons why I say that the perception that seems to be associated with writing stand-up comedy material can often a roadblock:
We are trained from a very early age to write in a way that is usually quite a bit different from the way we actually speak and communicate verbally.
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.
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...