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Re: My First Stand Up Comedy Gig!

Postby Jordan C » Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:36 pm



It's sort of scripted. Each bit is a different joke that I've written at a different time and amalgamated into a script. On the night I will just have bullet points really written on my hand as prompts. As it goes I am also a competent actor :P

So to answer the question fully, it's half and half. The script is more like a running order for the jokes!

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Re: My First Stand Up Comedy Gig!

Postby shuffleshuffle » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:47 pm

stand uup you have to script when you start off. get an idea of flow. then you just rn with it and embellish as you go.

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Re: My First Stand Up Comedy Gig!

Postby Jordan C » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:12 pm

I'm surprisingly nervous about tonight. I've been on stage or performing in some way since I was 7 years old but I've never been this nervous about anything! I guess that can only be a good thing though!

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Re: My First Stand Up Comedy Gig!

Postby Mandrake » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:47 pm

Hope it goes well for you!

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Re: My First Stand Up Comedy Gig!

Postby Tomo » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:52 pm

Have fun and remember: no one actually dies if it goes badly. You have the mic and are a lot louder than the loudest heckler.

I'm hosting the local SciBar event again in January. Different crowd, but the same nerves. Lots of fun.

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Re: My First Stand Up Comedy Gig!

Postby Jordan C » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:56 pm

Tomo wrote:Have fun and remember: no one actually dies if it goes badly. You have the mic and are a lot louder than the loudest heckler.

I'm hosting the local SciBar event again in January. Different crowd, but the same nerves. Lots of fun.


Actually, I'm holding a kitten hostage, if I die on stage so does the kitten!! ;)

being serious though, thanks, hopefully there will be video after

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Re: My First Stand Up Comedy Gig!

Postby Tomo » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:25 pm

A kitten would make a lovely gimmick! :D

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Re: My First Stand Up Comedy Gig!

Postby Lady of Mystery » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:44 pm

Good luck and I'm looking forward to seeing the video

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Re: My First Stand Up Comedy Gig!

Postby Lawrence » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:49 pm

Tomo wrote:A kitten would make a lovely gimmick! :D

It's true.
Works for Piff.
He can just hold up Mr PIffles and the whole crowd just goes "awww... look at the cute kitty cat.... he thinks he's a dragon.... awwww....."
Any heckle; forgotten.

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Re: My First Stand Up Comedy Gig!

Postby Mandrake » Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:38 pm

Using young animals like that is a sure fire way to get interest and, under the right circumstances, receive money!

We used to puppy walk for Guide Dogs and we often helped with street collections. Taking along a cute yellow Labrador puppy of about 8 weeks old - aka The Andrex Puppy - meant we gathered crowds of people wanting to see the puppy, stroke him/her and also put money in the collecting tin. If I'm truly honest I also enjoyed the way the rather pretty young ladies rushed over saying, "Oh isn't he cute, isn't he gorgeous?!!" Of course, I pretended it was me they were talking about..... :(

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Re: My First Stand Up Comedy Gig!

Postby Jordan C » Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:42 pm

Well you would mate ;) :P

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Re: My First Stand Up Comedy Gig!

Postby Mandrake » Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:46 pm

My motto is never miss an opportunity! And just for you... all you have to do is..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTkKLWW_myw :wink:

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Re: My First Stand Up Comedy Gig!

Postby Jordan C » Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:10 pm

Feedback has been good. I didn't feel it went as good as it could have done as had to drop some of my material due to over-running. Waiting on video so I can see!

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Re: My First Stand Up Comedy Gig!

Postby Mandrake » Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:14 pm

Sounds very promising - far better to have too much material and leave some out than stand there only halfway through your allotted time having said and done everything you can think of!

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Re: My First Stand Up Comedy Gig!

Postby Jordan C » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:50 pm

I was very nervous and I forgot that I had written prompts on my arm, but here ya go guys. This was my first ever stand up set.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxljwEu7914

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