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Old 12-27-2012, 10:27 AM #1
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Anyone ever try stand up?

I've always wanted to give it a shot. I can't imagine anything more difficult than getting on stage and trying to make people laugh, that has to be one of the hardest things you can do in the entertainment industry. Has anyone ever tried it? I've been to a few local shows and I've seen some people who have the crowd cracking up and others who made me think they were going to break down and run off the stage . There's nothing more awkward than watching someones joke fall completely flat and start to choke up and all they get is an awkward silence
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:27 AM #2
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:28 AM #3
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I've always wanted to give it a shot. I can't imagine anything more difficult than getting on stage and trying to make people laugh, that has to be one of the hardest things you can do in the entertainment industry. Has anyone ever tried it? I've been to a few local shows and I've seen some people who have the crowd cracking up and others who made me think they were going to break down and run off the stage . There's nothing more awkward than watching someones joke fall completely flat and start to choke up and all they get is an awkward silence
Make me laugh, funny man.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:35 AM #4
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:36 AM #5
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:38 AM #6
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Ever notice how when you go to the grocery store, there's always that cart with the one bad wheel? WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH THAT
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:39 AM #7
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:41 AM #8
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:48 AM #9
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:54 AM #10
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my roommate does standup, he's pretty good at it. One time my roommate opened for Sarah Silverman in front of like 5000 people. He keeps a notebook in his back pocket and whenever anything happens in his life that could be funny he writes it down then modifies it later into a joke.
Start with college open mics and stuff because the audience will be a lot more receptive and laugh even if you aren't that funny which will give you confidence which is key. Once you have confidence you can do pretty well as long as you can write a half decent joke.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:11 AM #11
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If recent airings of Comedy Central standup specials are any indicator of current comedic trends, you should make several references to Apple products and social networking. They don't even have to be part of a joke. People will laugh at just the references.

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You: So the other day I was using my iPad to check my Twitter
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:18 AM #12
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yeah relating to people is always good, also never act like you're better than the audience, they hate being talked down to
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:44 AM #13
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Friend of mine did it a few times. He fell kinda flat the first time or two but he's just doing it for fun. Just give it a shot, worst thing that can happen is a bunch of people you don't know don't think you're funny.
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:30 PM #14
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:36 PM #15
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looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool
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Don't do standup in the town/city you live in. Go far away and give it your all!
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:31 PM #17
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:57 PM #18
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Don't do standup in the town/city you live in. Go far away and give it your all!
This is a good idea, as is the "no soap, radio" plan. There's a reason sitcoms use laugh tracks, gnome sane?
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comedy is all about personal pain and suffering. i can tell the worst stories of my life and turn it into humor.

open up with some generic "airline food" joke and bash the audience for why and how they aren't laughing.
be the most cynical ****er you can be and show no mercy toward anyone.

tosh and dave chappelle are two great examples.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:21 PM #21
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looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool
Yea the last show I went to all the other commedians in the set were sitting at the tables behind us giving sympathy laughs when some jokes fell flat. It works I suppose but to me it seemed sort of obvious they were trying to help him out.
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