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If you're looking to try out stand-up but feel overwhelmed on where to start, we're here to help! Listen to these podcasts discuss topics like how to start stand-up comedy, risks of stand-up, and more. Continue Reading >> If you're looking to try out stand-up but feel overwhelmed on where to start, we're here to help! Listen to these podcasts discuss topics like how to start stand-up comedy, risks of stand-up, and more. << Show Less
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Starting Stand-Up Comedy Ever wanted to try stand-up comedy?
I’ve gathered a bunch of comedians who started at different times in the stand-up comedy scene to tell you what was it like for them. How scary was it to do? What kind of mindset did they having going through it and how supportive was the stand-up comedy scene to new guys.
Mike Saddie, Israel Buenaobra, and Leland Lim tells us their experiences.
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Starting Stand Up Comedy In 2021 Zack Lyman tells you 10 things he would focus on if he had to start over in stand up comedy in 2021!

If I was starting comedy 2021

1. Simple idea, I would try to write one hour a day. Maybe you sit at a coffee shop and write.
or you work on some other parts of comedy like listening back to any recordings you have and
being honest with yourself, how was my speed? Did I get the jokes out? Honest but not too harsh
since you are at just the beginning of this long long journey.

2. I would find an online list of the open mics and try to adventure to a new one each week.
finding your favorite open mics can really keep you going when you been having a hard day or month.

3. Find a writing partner, someone that you feel comfortable with and you feel your styles compliment
each other. I write with my friend Lou moon who can come up with some out of box ideas. But I also
love writing with my friend Savannah who really understands joke structure and keeps me from rambling
too much.

4. Rest is important, taking a day off from the open mics if you did an open mic everyday for 30 days
I would not be surprised if you became worse. I mean you can just push too hard and really lose yourself
taking a step back and living life is important. Living life is where I find a lot humor
just recently I took a vacation and came back to write 10 new mins about what happened.

5. Study those who you love! Watch your favorite comedy special again and review what is truly going on.
How are they moving? Where are they pausing? Why did they change up their timing or slow down? What is
different at a 10 min mark vs the energy at 45min mark.

6. Do not worry about finding your voice just yet. You are new! Your voice will come over time.
I knew I found my voice when I would write jokes and think "wow that doesn't sound like me,
I am not doing that" Then I slowly stopped writing jokes that didn't sound like me.

7. Start setting comedy goals. I like simple ones like 5 new jokes this month. Then putting something
crazy on the list like Audition for Americas got talent this year. Or record and listen to all my sets this
month. And email a comedy packet to SNL. These goals will help you push through the hard times.

8. Record all your sets on your phone. Yes every set, I still have recordings from 2011 that I cringe
at the idea of even listening to. But YES do it, you will thank yourself later.

9. Video record when you can, I know it is hard to get good footage. When you are new its not recording to
post content online. I would record when I can so I can watch my nervous ticks and try to get rid of them.
Sometimes your movements can giveaway the punchline or ruin the set up. You want to seem like you know
what you are doing up there. Or you might watch the tape and be like "WOW I look bored or upset"

10. Go to shows. Go to shows you wish you were booked on but sadly you were not! Support local comedy,
be friendly with your co workers truly. Two reasons I mention this, I often get asked "How do I get booked
on that thing?" Well have you ever gone to that thing just to support? No? Start there! Also, you should
be celebrating the fact your friends are doing something cool! You can sit and watch local comedy and there
is always something to learn.
#021 - Starting Stand Up Comedy with Matthew P. Brown Happy March! To celebrate a new month I am very happy to introduce all of you to my good friend Matt P. Brown. Matt and I met in LA doing a comedy/burlesque show. I was doing burlesque and Matt was doing comedy. I had him on to tell you how he started stand up comedy and what tips he had for new and aspiring comedians. Check out Matt's podcast, "I'm Workin' On it" I was a guest in December of 2020.  https://linktr.ee/Leesyatt
Julia Scotti Talks Comedy Specials, ‘America’s Got Talent’, and The Power of Honesty and Age, Plus Advice for Stand-Up Beginners - Episode 502 Comedian Julia Scotti joins Nancy to discuss age and gender in the comedy world, her Showtime special More Funny Women of a Certain Age, and her career journey—including the experience of becoming a quarter finalist and fan favorite on Season 11 of America’s Got Talent and the impact of revealing her personal story of becoming a woman of transgendered experience via the primetime stage (1:20). Plus, Nancy talks with Arcade Comedy Theater manager and comedian Jason Clark about the common mistakes new comics make onstage and off (21:00) and why early branding strategy can be crucial to leaving the best footprint as you tiptoe into the business. Watch the trailer: More Funny Women of a Certain Age. Check out Julia Scotti’s comedy album Hello Boys…I’m Back. Find out more about segment sponsor the Finding Brave podcast (0:59, 20:48). Visit Nancy’s website.
#87 - Red Flag Risks & Starting Stand-Up Pt. 2 Time flies when you're having fun! In this plus sized episode, Sam shares his insight on a key aspect of any insurance brokers' job: the front line underwriting. If you're wondering what that even means, this episode is for you! Andrew picks up from last week with real-world advice for those starting out in comedy. He covers crowd work, joke structures, and much more. Thanks as always for tuning in.
Starting Stand-Up Comedy at 70 with Lynn Ruth Miller This is the authentic story of how one person began a new art form at 70, fought an almost lifelong eating disorder at a time when no one knew what an eating disorder was, dealt with discrimination in her line of work, and what her message to the world is.Lynn Ruth started doing stage comedies when she was 70 years old and has since received many accolades and recognitions. She has done numerous comedy and five-star cabaret shows, including Britain's Got Talent, and has toured all over the world. At 87 she is currently considered as the oldest performing stand up female comedian on both sides of the Atlantic. She is the author of Getting the Last Laugh: The World's Oldest Comedienne Rocks the Comedy Stage.Quotes to remember: “There are two ways to go when you have a childhood like that: you either succumb to it or you fight your way through.”“I fought for every gig I got.” “I do not feel old; I feel just like you do, I feel me.”Takeaways:Quality and the craft of your work keep you goingGo for it and use what you already have to get startedIt’s okay if others don’t think you’re funny (or insert adjective); it’s subjective; even if they are a talent managerThere is rampant age discrimination in entertainmentComedy, and art, are messages to the worldIt’s okay to not know what you’re doingTo get well, you must relinquish the perks of being ill; and there are many perksConsistency is often more important than qualityWhen you treat your art as something someone else must approve of, you are in rocky watersAnyone can do something like what Lynn Ruth didWhat you’ll learn:How Lynn Ruth pivoted to comedy coming from a background in journalism, amidst failure and being brokeHow she accidentally found herself in comedy after not knowing that it was a careerAbout her surprising and unexpected start in the businessOn doing burlesque at 72 and being spotted by Amy SchumerHow she made things work on 14,000 dollars a yearHow Lynn Ruth healed herself from decades of anorexia and bulimia, and how comedy helped herHer thoughts on comedians and depression and what the psychology of it isMentioned on the podcast: http://www.lynnruthmiller.net/Getting the Last Laugh - Lynn Ruth MillerSF Comedy CollegeTony Sparks - BrainwashEdinburgh FestivalJames HollisStarving Hearts - Lynn Ruth MillerA Million Little Pieces - James FreyLinks:YoutubeInstagramFacebook
#14 Stand-up Comedy: How to start with Laura Smyth: Part 1 Stand-up Comedy: How to start with Laura Smyth, winner of Funny Women Award 2019. As seen on Jonathan Ross’s comedy club, Dave, Comedy Central. Described as a ‘force of nature’ Steve Bennett, Chortle. 
In this episode, part 1, we talk about what led us to stand up on stage and give comedy a go, how the comedy circuit works, how to master a room not to mention hecklers, and the rest well you’ll have to listen to the episode to find out.
Find Laura being funny at:
www.laurasmyth.com
@thatlaurasmyth
Find us:
@myselfincludedpodcast
Episode 9 - How To Start In Stand Up Comedy Welcome to 2021! I hope you have at least one New Year's resolution still in tact.&nbsp;
Inspired by a friend who reached out saying they started working on their comedy skills (in part) because they listened to my podcast "Small Town Radio," I wanted to give some advice. I want to share how you can get started in stand-up comedy.&nbsp;
Getting started in stand-up comedy is extremely easy. I break it down into one "must-do." &nbsp;Getting good at stand-up comedy is a bit more consuming.&nbsp;
Thank you to the very funny Daniel Toppani for asking a question in which I have no answer to. Starting this month, if you ask me a question for "What's Up With Me?" you'll be entered into a raffle for one free piece of content that I'll make for you free of charge. Obviously, the content made has to be within reason. I will edit your podcast for free, but I will not shoot your TV pilot (unless it's the second coming of Always Sunny in Philadelphia.)&nbsp;
To send me a question, you can connect with me on Instagram, @connor_kwiecien, via email, comedy@connorkwiecien.com, or head to my website connorkwiecien.com.

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