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Steve Roye
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Stand-up Comedy Guru, Blog Expert and Novice Gardener
Stand-up Comedy Guru, Blog Expert and Novice Gardener

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Why Stand-up Comedy Books Don't Make The Grade
Introduction When I started my stand-up comedy career (for the second time after a disastrous first start almost 10 years earlier in my life), I wanted to be as prepared as I could possibly be. I made what would seem to be a logical assumption -- I would ge...

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Comedy Open Mic: The Starting Point For Most Comedians
For those who are looking to jump into stand-up comedy, the starting point for most new comedians is the comedy open mic. The most common place to find a comedy open mic is at a local comedy club if the city is large enough to have a comedy club. Smaller ci...

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Joke Writing: False Perceptions That Can Hold A Comedian Back
Let’s assume that you want to develop a stand-up comedy routine. If you are like most people, you will focus on joke writing. And that’s where you will run into some significant problems if you want to develop comedy material that generates audience laughte...

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Great Writing Skills Are NOT Required To Develop And Deliver A Powerful Stand-up Routine
Many new comedians are under the impression that the key to producing a stand-up comedy routine requires great writing skills. I don’t agree with that at all. Let me explain why having great writing skills is NOT a requirement for producing stand-up comedy ...

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Writing Stand-up Comedy Material Involves More Than Just "Writing"
One of the major roadblocks most comedians have involves the perception of the terminology used to describe the process of producing stand-up comedy material. Specifically, I am talking about the term “writing stand-up comedy material”. Here are some reason...

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Comedian Teams Can Have Some Significant Advantages
One of the things that I suspect will become more and more prevalent is comedians working together as a performance team. The reason that I say that is fairly simple: Usually it takes a fair amount of time to develop a stand-alone 45-60 minute headliner lev...

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Getting Started As A Comedian Is Different For Everyone
Some people who are looking to jump into stand-up comedy may be under the impression that getting started as a comedian is the same for everyone. Well, that’s not exactly correct. While most people start out at comedy club open mic nights, those are not the...

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The Problem With Trying To “Find” Stand-up Comedy Topics
There is an interesting thing that happens when a person makes the decision to take a stab at stand-up comedy – specifically, this nagging question seems to pop up: How do I find funny stand-up comedy topics to write jokes about? I have firsthand experience...

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Why Most Stand-up Comedy Material Doesn’t Read Funny On Paper
Sometimes I get into spirited discussions with comedians at all levels when I say that most stand-up comedy material doesn’t read funny on paper. Just to be clear, some stand-up comedy material will read funny on paper. It will always be that way, just by i...
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