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How to Write a Stand-up Comedy Routine

How to write a stand-up comedy routine

Stand-up comedy is a niche field. It takes a performer guts to get onstage. But it takes brains to assemble the perfect act. Standup is said to have started in New York in the late 19th century. African American vaudeville performer Charley Case is credited with doing the first standup act in the 1880s. Since … Read more

How To Do Stand Up Comedy for the First Time

how to do stand up comedy for the first time

Not everyone can make a joke. And not everyone can do stand-up comedy either. But if you’re serious about getting into the stand-up comedy scene, below are a couple of tips to help you tackle your first open mic. But make no mistake. Stand up is not something you can master overnight. It takes years … Read more

7 Classic Slapstick Comedy Examples

7 classic slapstick comedy examples

By now, it’s clear to see that there are a thousand different ways to be funny. But one of the most classic forms of comedy that any clean or dirty comic should be familiar with is slapstick. Slapstick comedy has roots that can be traced all the way back to Ancient Rome and Greece. Its … Read more

Who was the first comedian?

who was the first comedian

Over time humans have sought out entertainment in various forms. From telling stories around the fire to brick-walled comedy clubs, there have always been elements that make us laugh. Throughout human history, comedy, or at least laughter, has pretty much been a constant.  Whether it was family-friendly fun on the Ed Sullivan show, Richard Pryor … Read more