Nov 17, 2016
Today we celebrate our 100,000th download with a special episode stand up comedy how to start from scratch. This is a great episode if you have yet to get started because you just feel it's all overwhelming.
I bring in my co-host Gavin Miller to walk through a few “first steps” I recommend to new comedians. Gavin, by the way, just saw his baby girl take her first steps this past week. And, before Gavin took his paternity leave, he had started to dip his toes in the stand-up world. All that changed with the baby. But now he has a little time to start back into it.
Starting comedy form scratch isn’t easy. But it doesn’t have to be difficult. Waiting for the right time to begin is a mistake. Because the right time was yesterday. The first step is grabbing a notebook and start accumulating the “seeds” of stories and jokes you will one day tell onstage.
Specifically, we talk about:
If you would like to get more specific information on getting started stand-up comedy, I recommend the following blogs and podcast episodes:
Top Mistakes New Comedians Make
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