Aug 26, 2009 5:39 PM GMT
Any feedback is appreciated, think I might have what it takes?
zeebyaboi saidSorry, friend, but when you said "There'll never be a boring moment" is when you lost me. The WHOLE THING, up to that point, WAS boring.
Don't sit there in your room on your webcam TELLING us about how funny you are and how you want to make people laugh; SHOW US. Start out as if you're already on stage in the middle of your act. If you go onstage and start to tell us about yourself the way you did on the clip, nobody will be interested.
Stand-up comedy is VERY DIFFICULT, especially for a beginner. The only exceptions I can think of are Robin Williams and Bill Cosby, and maybe George Carlin. They TOOK CONTROL of the room as soon as they walked out on that stage. From your video, you don't seem to show any of that kind of charisma, sorry to say.
There are many approaches to stand-up: you can do the Henny Youngman thing and tell one-liners. You can do the Cosby thing, and tell stories from your own life that are funny, as well as universally honest. Many of us still laugh at Cosby's old routines because his childhood is similar to our own (in my generation, anyway). You can do the George Carlin or Eddie Murphy thing, and make pithy and outrageous observations on real life. Or you can do a funny character, like Andy Kaufmann, Stephen Wright, or Howie Mandel. There are many ways to approach stand-up, but most important is to be confident, and have a LOT of material, or at least be very fast on your feet. You MUST control the room, and fidgeting, and allowing your ADD to control you, will cause your audience to lose interest. The worst thing in the world is to be a stand-up comic who bombs because he can't control himself or the room.
Your friends might think you're funny, and you may very well be. But you need a lot of practice before you can easily make an audience of paying strangers who wish to see good stand-up comedy, laugh.
phemt said I would also suggest joining Toastmasters (public speaking group) - I know it ihas helped me a lot.
spookyspoon saidAny feedback is appreciated, think I might have what it takes?
bigtallguy saidwhat exactly are you auditioning for?