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Who Invented Stand-up Comedy?

Who invented stand-up comedy

Stand-up comedy feels like it’s been around forever. But it’s actually a relatively new art form and phenomenon. The world was familiar with French satire and British cartoons. But American stand-up comedy involved a solo performer speaking directly to audiences. There is no real narrative structure that stand-up comedy seems to follow. Nor is there … Read more

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 Long Are Comedy Shows?

How long are comedy shows

Everyone loves to laugh. But you know that moment that even a comedy show starts to drag? Yeah, even laughter knows when it’s time to move on. That’s why comedy shows have specific time requirements and durations. Typically, even with a warm house, audiences will start to tire around the half-hour mark. So for comedians, … 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

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