Stand up Comedy, Could you do it?

@spcbrass (1192)
United States
December 14, 2006 12:13pm CST
I have been thinking long and hard about some other things that I would really like to do with my life and coedy is one of those things. I have no problems talking to large groups of people and making them laugh, I've just never done it on stage. Could any of you get up in front of an audience for 15 minutes and give a good comedy show?
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@neilf49 (810)
14 Dec 06
I too have thought about this on a few occasions. I make presentations to groups of strangers on quite serious subject matter and manage to have them laughing quite quickly, even though they don't want to be there (they are on offender referral courses) I seem to have the ability to make them feel comfortable enough to laugh along with me. Try it for a living, I don't think so, a very different animal with lots more pressure. And if you do want to give it a go I would suggest you need to find a style that suits you, and also don't try to be one of these who use the 'f' word every third word, its not funny and just shows the low mentality of these people. If you give it a go, good luck!
@spcbrass (1192)
• United States
14 Dec 06
I do good with a captive audience on the fly. I have so much potential material that it's crazy. All I really need to do is write it down and organize it somewhere. I would definitely try open mic somewhere before I tried to take this act out for money. As for the F-word it's more effective when used sparingly. Throw it in once or twice to spice things up a bit and you can get a whole room laughing.
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@neilf49 (810)
16 Dec 06
Have you thought about becoming a comedy writer, I'm sure there's a market for it, I just wish I had the right mind to do it. Good luck
@loved1 (5336)
• United States
14 Dec 06
I have no problem talking to large groups of people but I could not do this. For one thing, are the people you are making laugh your friends? I think it would be much harder to impress a crowd of strangers who are expecting you to be hillarious. My friends think I am funny too but they are not paying $40.00 to listen to me. I am not trying to discourage you, just giving you something to think about. Why don't you find a comedy club that has open mike night and give it a try! You never know you might just be the next Robin Williams!
@spcbrass (1192)
• United States
14 Dec 06
That is exatly how I would go about doing it. Plus tha really is he only way to break right into comedy in the first place. I know of a few places that have open mic nights that I might try.
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@rhinoboy (2129)
15 Dec 06
i guess being used to speaking to large groups is a good head-start. Even 15 minutes is meant to feel like a lifetime on stage. Try putting together a few 3-4 minute routines and try them out on open-mic nights. You should write out a running order (not a word for word script) and practice the timing of it repeatedly with friends.
@spcbrass (1192)
• United States
15 Dec 06
I have always had a knack for timing whether it be with friends or complete strangers. In fact my friends like to test me out all of the time on complete strangers just to see how fast I can break the ice with them. First thing I need to do is put all of my material down somewhere then decide what would be best for the 3-4 minutes for an open mic night.
@arvee17 (730)
• Philippines
21 Jan 07
if i could be with my close friends while doing it, i could probably do it. every time my friends and i eat our lunch on our break time. almost all the people who listen to us die of laughter. because of how we talk. it is like there is a big comedy show and every one are free to watch. we bash each other but nobody gets humiliated. it's really fun. but if you ask me if i can do it alone? maybe i won't be able to do it.... i am a bit shy... although people who know me will tell you otherwise... but deep in my heart i don't have the courage to do such thing...
@ricky1209 (1677)
• India
31 Dec 06
Kid: Mom who's god? Mom: God is not male nor female nor child nor adult nor black nor white & he loves childrens!
@ravenz (423)
• India
29 Dec 06
i can try
• Janesville, Wisconsin
29 Dec 06
There is no way I could do it for a living or as a job, althought I can be very humerous most of the time. Not everyone enjoys or appreciates my humor, nor do they always catch onto it. It's pretty repetitious you have to really know your railroad history, and me very well to know or understand my humor. It does look like for for those who are able to do it. I know the show Whose Line is is Anyone makes us all wish we could do so for a living - DNatureofDTrain :) .
@Etharon (217)
• Malaysia
20 Dec 06
I don't think that I would have too much trouble keeping an audience laughing for 15 mins. I've been told that I am such a joker many times. It would have to be rehearsed though with a script. Won't be able to do it off the cuff... Your life sounds really colourfull , you should give it a shot and tell us about it.
@ffnstuff (411)
• United States
17 Dec 06
i dont think i could be that funny. i think i could do more of a reality show that could be funny lol