Stand Up Comedy Tips For Open Mic Night

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					Most stand-up comedians begin their comedy careers by performing at open mic
nights.

Here are three stand-up tips that you can use now to get the most out of your
performance at open mic nights:

Stand-up Comedy Tip #1: Before you perform at an open mic, you need to go see a
paid stand-up comedy show featuring real comedy talent.

The reason for this is simple

Open mic nights are NOT representative of the best comedy talent. Its easy to assume
that you could do better than most people performing at an open mic because the
overall talent level is low to very low.

If you want to model success, study comedians who have paid their dues and can
command a comedy stage.

Stand-up Comedy Tip #2: Rehearse your stand-up comedy act extensively before you
ever hit the comedy stage.

A simple guideline for rehearsing is to devote at least 20 minutes of rehearsal time for
every 5 minutes of comedy material you are performing.

Which directly ties into my last stand-up comedy tip

Stand-up Comedy Tip #3: Understand that it is your delivery that will give you the
most laughter impact on stagenot how the words or sentences in your act read from a
piece of paper or word processor.

Unfortunately, most people get completely stuck trying to write jokes the old school
way instead of using some of the easier and more effective topic based techniques for
developing big laugh comedy material that depend on delivery and presentation as
opposed to writing jokes on paper.

No matter what, if you want to get the most out of your open mic performances, you
should record every single show that you do for performance evaluation (audio or
video).

If you are looking for more stand-up comedy tips, check out the link in my resource
box below.

				
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