Stand-Up Comedy & Pedagogy

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No, I am not joking at all – 100% serious. Here’s the thing: teaching university students and stand-up comedy have a LOT in common.


1 – DO NOT BORE THE CROWD.

2 – YOU WILL ALWAYS ENCOUNTER AT LEAST ONE HECKLER. PREPARE ACCORDINGLY.

3 – EXPLAINING A JOKE KILLS IT – CLARITY MATTERS.

4 – HONE YOUR IMPROV SKILLS. YOU WILL NEED THEM.

5 – PAY AIN’T SHIT AND PERMANENT GIGS ARE RARE IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE TO GET.

6 – YOU DO IT BECAUSE YOU LOVE IT – OR: TO MASK YOUR DEPRESSION.

7 – EVERYONE BOMBS.

8 – ETC.


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