who are some good stand up comedians I should check out? whether you think I have or haven’t heard of them, give me some ideas of people I should check out.
please and thank you
tonight I’ll be visiting a comedy club and begging the owner to take me off their blacklist. I was put on it in February for not showing up to my spot (my required two guests didn’t exist at the last minute and I panicked) and now I really want to be able to go back up at their open mics.
wish me luck; I will be asking for a second chance when there is no reason for her to give me one. unless she pities me. pity-face is going on for this one.
Being an open-miker is hard. It’s not easy to gain the respect of comedians who have more experience than you. It also doesn’t help to be a shy person.
In Boston, there’s a whole class of comedians above me, and they’ve been doing it longer and more successfully. I respect them. I know their acts because I see them around a lot. But I feel like a freshmen among seniors.
Is that the point? Is it part of the game? Will I feel lame in the comedy community until it’s my turn to be regionally successful?
I think it is, to some degree. Like most skilled professions, reputation doesn’t come cheap. No one will even look your way for the first year or two of stand up, or so it seems.
But am I going about it wrong? I know I should try and meet these people and get them to notice me, but it’s just…intimidating. It’s tough to make them laugh (in a room when it’s just a dozen comics) and it’s tougher to have them know who I am.
Is there a natural course to all this?
Louie, for sure. But since that one’s pretty obvious: Mike Birbiglia, Hannibal Buress, John Mulaney, Myq Kaplan, and Gary Gulman.
I did a guest spot at the club I work the door for, it was sold out at 125 people, I got a good response and my first ever applause break. It felt great. That is all.