Stand up comedy - ?

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  1. bace

    bace TPF Noob!

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    Has anyone ever tried this? I know there's some pretty hilarious characters here, just wondering if anyone has any experience or advice. I'm waiting to build up some solid material myself. Have about 7 minutes worked out, just trying to close of the bit with something floor smashing.
     
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    Hey bro...are you doing the contest on Q107. They are lookin for the funniest person with a day job. :thumbup::thumbup: Ya can win some $$$<<no not dollar signs..but the real thang.
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    haha....no, can't say that I have! :lol:

    Now I KNOW I have to make my way to Toronto someday! :p
     
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    No i hadn't heard about this. I don't listen to the radio. The radio is for oldtimers.

    oldtimer.:greenpbl:

    i'm really not that funny either. like i know a lot of people way funnier than me, but none of them actually have the balls to get on stage.

    i however wouldn't have enough material for a whole competition. it's hard enough finding enough as it is.
     
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    To get your feet wet, you can do a dry run-through of your set at a bar and invite your friends/family as the audience on a night that's traditionally quiet at whatever bar you choose. They'll be a more receptive audience than a gathering of strangers, but you'll get the experience of standing up before a crowd of people, working on your timing and pacing and stage presence, and hopefully you can get some constructive feedback afterwards. (A friend of a friend did this a few years ago and found it was a huge help).

    Don't know if the advice is any good, but you can check out sites like http://www.soyouwanna.com/site/syws/standup/standup.html

    There are also workshops re improv comedy, but it doesn't sound like that's what you're after.

    I did a quick google search on "Toronto comedy workshops" and came up with quite a few hits, so look into that as well.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    A skeleton walks into a bar.
    Orders a pint and a mop.



    Thank you...I'll be here all night.
     
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    Become a teacher. After years of trading insults with the kids you'll have no trouble with hecklers.
     
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    i missed you guys.
     
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    Thank you, thank you very much. I'll be here all week. Try the veal.


    And Hertz brings up a good point...have some zingers prepared to deal with hecklers (you know, along the lines of "Isn't it tragic when cousins marry?")
     
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    my friends will be the only hecklers in the audience. and i've been dealing with them for years.

    "Hey paul you balding f&^k, you're not funny"
    "Joe...i had sex with your girlfriend last night..."


    **..........laughter from everyone except friend.**
     
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    I'm coming to Toronto. Whose picking me up from the airport? :p
     

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