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  Standup Comedy Tips from Judy Carter
Rather than personal revelatory comedy, they love political satire where the comic doesn’t hit the nail on the head, but jokes are clever and ironic.
American standup is self defacing, authentic, and shame based.
People say that comedy is hard, but comedy is hardest when there is sunlight streaming into the room.
www.standup411.com /standupblog.html   (3414 words)

  Articles About Stand-Up Comedy by Greg Dean - standup teacher
The purpose of teaching comedy techniques is to remove the instructor's opinions about what is funny or acceptable from the process, and to replace them with consistent fundamental techniques of writing and performing.
Comedy instructors practice creative censorship when they state their own opinions about what they find offensive or inoffensive, what they think is funny or unfunny, or what the student can or cannot do in their show.
Therefore, the stand-up comedy classroom-environment needs to be a safe place where students can feel free to present and test all ideas without the teacher's instant condemnation about the nature of their content.
www.stand-upcomedy.com /article3.htm   (1667 words)

Rhys Darbys live comedy performance at the 2001 Billy T Awards show held in Auckland New Zealand.
Victor Varnado doing standup comedy on comedy centrals premium blend.
Comedy is proudly powered by WordPress and SeoLuv
www.comedyvlog.info   (51 words)

 Standup Comedy
Some thoughts on enjoying comedy as a comedian, and avoiding putting too much focus on career advancement and success.
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www.suite101.com /reference/standup_comedy   (315 words)

 perform standup comedy on 43 Things
What’s odd, is when I think about this I really have no desire to stand up in front of a whole crowd of people, I’m not really one to attract attention to myself, but at the same time I’m curious as to if I could pull it off, if I apply myself to it.
I’m firmly of the belief that there is very little “Natural Comedy Genius” about, but rather like everything with planning, focus, and preparation I could put together something which would make people at least put up with me for half an hour or so.
When I was 8 years old, I took a stand-up comedy class that was intended for teenagers.
www.43things.com /things/view/815   (1055 words)

 Stand-up comedy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stand-up comedy is considered difficult to master, because the stand-up comedian is at the mercy of the audience, which is an integral element of the act.
There is currently a renaissance of sorts occurring in the comedy world, with younger comics (often between the ages of fifteen and twenty nine) finding their way on stage and becoming the norm, evolving the art form in a new direction for a new age.
Stand-up comedy is the focus of three major international festivals: the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland; Just for Laughs in Montreal, Canada; the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in Melbourne, Australia; and a number of smaller comedy festivals, most prominently the Boston Comedy and Film Festival and the New York Underground Film Festival.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Standup_comedian   (1939 words)

 BasilWhite.com - stand-up comedy from a standup comedian.
BasilWhite.com - stand-up comedy from a standup comedian.
The next step is a comedy style move of using the imperative (the sentence style of direct orders, like "Tote that barge!") to delete words and command the listener to do something.
The Comedy Lodge is a group of people writing humor independently all day long and gathering at the end of the day in an event free of consequences and expectations.
www.basilwhite.com /comedyworkshop   (10669 words)

 Comedy clubs, open mikes, standup comedy festivals and more!
A good comedy coach can help ease beginners through those painful first months of learning what works and what doesn't, as well as offering pointers and brush-up tips to more veteran performers, as well.
Canoga Park, CA Voted the #1 comedy teacher in LA. Dante is a working headliner with 20 years of stand up comedy under his belt.
New York, NY The official comedy class for New York Comedy Club is taught by National Headliner Buddy Flip.
www.chucklemonkey.com /teachers.htm   (906 words)

 Chicago Comedian : Comedy Column : Behind the Standup Comedy Mike
Derenger spends a lot of his time telling jokes on the road, last year logging 11,000 miles in his car on one 17-state tour, playing comedy clubs, bars and about any other place that would pay him to be funny.
The fact that he's still working six years after he started says enough about his viability on the comic scene, said Carlson, who spent seven years on the road before he decided being with his family was more important.
Before he starts believing the doubt, he calls the Jukebox Comedy Club and finds out he's supposed to be there at 7:30 p.m.
www.shaveyourhead.com /ComedyColumn/Spotlight/StoryByKapellas.shtml   (1808 words)

 Kevin Newnan's Standup Comedy Homepage
Newnan's comedy career took a brief hiatus as he focussed on grown-up things for a while.
Although he continued writing, performing comedy took a back seat to getting married, buying a house, and adopting a dog.
Now that he's settled into a life of wedded bliss and property taxes, he is returning to the stage with his unique and irreverent brand of comedy.
home.earthlink.net /~lnkn/standup.htm   (635 words)

 Stand-Up Comedians and Comedy On-Demand - AOL Comedy
Stand-Up Comedians and Comedy On-Demand - AOL Comedy
Watch your favorite stand-up comedian in action and when you want with AOL Comedy’s On Demand.
On Demand means you decide when you want to watch stand-up comedy.
comedy.aol.com /standup   (36 words)

 Standup for Cerebral Palsy - Talent   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Standup for Cerebral Palsy features special guest performances by your favorite hometown comedians, regional and nationally recognized touring professionals, plus your best local radio and television personalities host the entertainment.
All taking to the stage in support of Standup for Cerebral Palsy, donating their time, energy and comedic talents to help raise awareness for the United Cerebral Palsy Association (UCP) and other organizations through laughter.
Calvin combines music and topical comedy tailored to especially for the event whether he's entertaining for a corporate audiences or charitable organization.
www.standupforcerebralpalsy.org /talent.shtml   (843 words)

 Comedy Classes, Stand-up Comedy Classes Atlanta, Comedy Course
Jeff Justice's Comedy Workshoppe is dedicated to teaching you the basics of stand-up comedy and giving you a night on stage at the Punchline Comedy club that you will cherish for the rest of your life.
The Comedy Workshoppe is dedicated to teaching its participants the basics of stand-up comedy.
Whether you are starting a comedy career, living out a fantasy or just want to conquer your fear of speaking in public, Jeff Justice's Comedy Workshoppe is sure to be one of the highlights of your life.
www.jeffjustice.com /comedyclasses.htm   (1309 words)

 Applying Standup Comedy Writing Techniques to Other Writing Forms - BasilWhite.com
Participants are invited to bring their own writing goals to class to apply these comedy tools to their current projects, adding the dimension of humor and humor writing tools to their repertoire.
The next step is a comedy style move of using the imperative (the sentence style of direct orders, like "Tote that barge!") to delete words and command the listener to do something.
The Comedy Lodge is a group of people writing humor independently all day long and gathering at the end of the day in an event free of consequences and expectations.
basilwhite.com /comedyworkshop/default.htm   (10727 words)

 Standup comedy gig guide for Cape Town
The Cape Town Comedy Festival is back in September, with the hottest line-up in years.
But in case we don't hear the latest, you're strictly, strongly and violently advised to call venues to confirm that the show will go on before venturing out, as we're not always told of cancellations.
We reported on events during the 1999 Smirnoff International Comedy Festival held in Cape Town and Durban during October 99 - some Pics and nasty comments here.
www.comedyclub.co.za /gigcape.html   (428 words)

 Dave Anderson, comedians, personal appearances, standup comedy, Dave Anderson   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Soon he was performing at comedy clubs and colleges across the United States and Canada.
Two weeks later he was hired as a staff comedy writer for NBC's comedy game show "Wordplay." "That job was a bittersweet experience," he says.
His unique ability to turn ordinary conversations into hilarious comedy routines has made him a highly sought after act for some of the nation's top comedy clubs, colleges and corporate events.
www.comediansusa.com /standup3/anderson_dave.html   (461 words)

 Press   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While the benefit is free, comedy clubs across the country -- more than a dozen had shows planned for Tuesday -- were to solicit donations to raise money for the USO and a Veterans of Foreign Wars phone-cards-for-the-troops program and to take out pro-armed services newspaper ads.
This is no joke: Standup comics nationwide and locally are taking the stage Monday in free performances to benefit men and women of the armed forces and their families.
Penguins Comedy Club in Bettendorf — where Bauer is performing five shows this weekend — is not participating, Bauer said, because of the difficulty of scheduling a number of comedians for the one performance.
www.standup4troops.com /press.htm   (3206 words)

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Standup comedy consists of a string of short and fast jokes that end in “punch lines.”
Standup comedy is a very American form of humor and it began both with Jewish comedians and a very violent form of stage performance humor called “slapstick.”
A military veteran of the Vietnam War heard about my “explosive” comedy act and invited me to “execute” my routine on his comedy club stage.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3147645,00.html   (790 words)

 DC Standup -- Comedy Kumite
Comedy Kumite is an amazing one-night tournament in which 8 comics vie for the title of funniest person alive.
Comedy Kumite started in September 2003, pitting eight comics against eachother in a one-night single elimination tournament.
Comedy Kumite IX: Because We Can -- Erik Myers: Comedy Kumite took an eight-month hiatus as various competitors battled through the astral realms to return their souls to the mortal plane and once again become living competitors (we have a strict "no zombies" policy for the tournament).
www.dcstandup.com /kumite.shtml   (916 words)

 Comedy Newswire - Standup Comedy News and Events   (Site not responding. Last check: )
We have doubled the number of comedy domains that we publish to directly and improved the publication format to give each press release a hosted web page making it compatible with major RSS news aggregators including Google and Yahoo for global exposure.
Comedy Newswire is the largest comedy news network in the world, the only service where comedy news is our primary concern.
We will make every effort to help with error correction however, this service is dependent upon Comedy Newswire staff resources and may, after distribution, be impossible or limited to distribution of a retraction.
www.comedynewswire.com /submit.html   (441 words)

 Stand-Up Comedy Writing | Creative Writing Classes in NYC and Online with Professional Writing Instructors
Using a balance of lecture, exercise, and feedback on work from the instructor and classmates, this course gives students a firm grounding in all the basics of standup comedy writing.
All Standup Comedy Writing students will be given the opportunity to perform at a New York City comedy club.
Standup Comedy I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals.
www.writingclasses.com /CourseDescriptionPages/GenrePages.php/ClassGenreCode/SU   (456 words)

 Stand-Up Comedy FAQ - Faq.txt [01/01]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is mostly a place where stand-up comedians, agents, club owners, bookers, comedy writers, comedy fans, and an occasional doorman, sound guy or entertainment attorney hang out and discuss performing, the state of comedy, and other issues pertaining to stand-up comedy.
Comedy writers are encouraged to use alt.comedy.standup for that purpose.
Comedy Periodicals The Comedy USA Guide (A must for any comedian working the road) I'm not sure which address is correct.
www.faqs.org /faqs/comedy-faq/standup   (8973 words)

 YouTube - Standup Comedy
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Rayman is Laat - Todd Lynn Standup Comedy - www.uber.be
Rayman is Laat - Sherrod Small Standup Comedy- www.uber.be
www.youtube.com /?v=2jW_PTT4Ac8   (160 words)

 Standup Comedy Music Artists - AOL Music
Browse Standup Comedy Music Artists Beginning with S
There are no Standup Comedy music artists beginning with the letter S. Select another letter to find artists of style Standup Comedy.
Browse Standup Comedy Music Artists on AOL Music beginning with the letter S. © 2007 AOL LLC.
music.aol.com /artists/standup-comedy/s   (76 words)

 Stand Up Comedy and Comedians at The Comedy Zone
An elder statesman of comedy appearing in films, TV and on stages for millions of years.
Comedy partner of Ernie in the classic Morecambe and Wise shows on UK television.
Comedy DVD from the BBC Relive all those classisc TV comedies from the BBC Archives!
www.comedy-zone.net /zones/standup.htm   (448 words)

 Sharon Does Standup Comedy!
She has ventured into the world of standup comedy.
So far, she has been seen at the Improv in Hollywood, CA, The Comedy Store, The Ice House, and Comedy Comedy in Lisle, IL.
Her most popular character so far is “Standup Comedy Barbie”, a robot doll who tells jokes about Ken and the other dolls.
thelivingdoll.com /standup.htm   (109 words)

 Last Comic Standing Winner Alonzo Bodden. Check out Alonzo Bodden's brand new standup comedy DVD Tall, Dark and Funny ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Check out Alonzo Bodden's brand new standup comedy DVD Tall, Dark and Funny and see the material that is quickly making Alonzo a standup comedy star.
Network television continues to dilute well crafted, intelligent and intriguing stand-up comedy and the result has become a product that is blander than a bowl of week old oatmeal.
All of this has been done in some misguided effort to try and attract a larger audience; unfortunately all it has really accomplished is to leave the very best and most talented performers on the sidelines in favor of comedians who won't challenge the status quo (or the audience, for that matter).
www.standupcomedydvd.com /index.html   (934 words)

 Standup Comedy - FREE!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
His comedy is a mix of intelligent observations and opinions expressed through entertaining characters, voices, and act-outs.
She's exploded onto the San Francisco comedy scene, and audiences are still finding shrapnel of laughter from the fallout.
She regularly showcases at Cobb's Comedy Club and the Punchline in San Francisco.
www.craigslist.org /eve/224828691.html   (392 words)

 Latino Standup / Hispanic Comedy
Iglesias is no exception and despite his fame and fortune, he returns to El Paso April 1-6 to promote his "Big Ass" Comedy Tour.
Comedy was my therapy to help me get over my ex.
He is the original King and I have been blessed to have worked with a legend.
www.latinostandup.com /bigass/elpaso.html   (773 words)

 KidKountry.com: Standup Comedy Talent Center   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The NCT High School League is a unique opportunity for High School students in San Diego County to learn improv skills and theory, and to put it into practice with regular performances.
A six week workshop in stand-up comedy for teens/pre-teens that takes place in NYC at the world famous Improv Comedy Club and also The New York Comedy Club.
The Manhattan comedy school is NYC'S only comedy school that has class devoted to teenagers.
www.kidkountry.com /comedy   (626 words)

LATIN KINGS OF COMEDY The producer of the Original Kings of Comedy tour has packaged another impressive roster of stand-ups, including Frank Lucero, Manny Maldanado, Dennis Gaxiola, and the very funny host and headliner Paul Rodriguez.
BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie, 773-279-9141: Thunder Comedy Thursdays showcase.
COMEDY COMEDY Walter Payton's Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora, 630-906-2277 or walterpaytonsroundhouse.com.
www.chicagoreader.com /listings/static/stand.html   (1025 words)

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