New comedians can demonstrate basic business skills.
If you are thinking about performing stand-up comedy you may be asking yourself, “Do new comedians need show business skills?” Yes, they do! In this article, we will discuss the basic show business skills for a new, or open mic comedian.
Here are some basic business skills for a new comedian:
- Communicate with an audience.
- Find a venue.
- Collaborate with comedy show producers.
What can the average Open Mic or New Comedians successfully do?
Open Mic or new stand-up comedians successfully complete a comedy performance on a show. That’s it. The major difference between someone who’s funny at a party and an open mic comedian is that the open micer performed or performs on comedy show. When you are part of a comedy show, you are most likely taking part in someone’s business. Therefore, open mic comedians should be able to demonstrate basic business skills.
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Open Mic or new comedians demonstrate knowledge of basic comedy show business:
- An open mic comedian is able to successfully locate a stage to perform comedy.
- New comedians read and describe venue or producer notes, rules or regulations (i.e. understanding what it means to be 21+ to drink alcohol)
- Open mic comedians can observe best practices for participating in the comedy show.
- New comedians can provide a stage name and description of their comedy routine.
- Describe the date, time, location and ticket price for your stand-up comedy show.
Open Mic or new comedians comprehend these comedy show business skills:
- Differentiate the role of audience, venue and producer for a show.
- Select a comedy show to perform on and what you will do to get laughs for the amount of time you will be on stage.
- Associate with comedians, venue and production staff to deliver a funny comedy show and awesome comedy experience.
- Summarize the comedy show to potential ticket buyers.
- Estimate the amount of time, money and costs to completing your first comedy show.
New comedians apply these comedy show business concepts:
- Schedule your performance.
- Collect key details including date, time, location ,ticket price and invitation notes.
- Prepare an invitation for friends, family and supporters.
- Record your performance for artistic satisfaction and possible promotions and marketing.
- Create an ad for your comedy performance.
Open Mic comedians use a variety of assessment tools to analyze their skills.
- Analyze your comedy performance using industry standards.
- Point out the original comedy and humor you created.
- Illustrate your performance with photos or a short video clip.
- Question the audience, peers, venue and producers about artistic satisfaction and industry standards.
- Categorize yourself as an open mic, amateur or professional comedian.
New comedians can evaluate comedy show business concepts.
- Find errors and predict solutions to basic comedy show business problems.
- Support future comedy show performances with promotions and marketing materials.
- Summarize and prioritize solutions to comedy show business problems.
- Dissect and break down your next-steps in stand-up comedy.
- Rate your stand-up comedy, writing and show business skills.
Open Mic comedians create a 1-time comedy show business experience.
- Devise and solve a plan to get on stage.
- Test the idea of being a stand-up comedian.
- Justify your artistic experience.
- Deliver a performance that meets artistic, audience, venue and producer expectations for a first-time performance of stand-up comedy.
- Collaborate with others to deliver a stand-up comedy show.
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