*** Official Standup Comedy Thread ***

r32

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People need some good laughs lately. Here are some to get you started.

Jimmy Carr roasts audience better than anyone

Billy Connolly on sharks

Sarah Millican is hilarious.

James Acaster is unique. Dude is talented though.
 

Autoprax

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My students will often tell me I should do stand up.

But I can't do canned material.

It feels too artificial.

But that is what stand up is.

The good stand up is a good story teller, which I'm not.

I love getting into trouble, the painting of oneself into a corner, not knowing what to do, and defusing the situation with repartee.

It's thrilling.

I notice a lot of standup comedians learn vocal tone and pacing and can get by on that.

The actually content of the jokes are not funny.

And yet they make a living.