Tuesday’s Tip for Wannabes

FOR STANDUP COMICS: When preparing for a show, make absolutely sure that you match your material to your audience. Take into consideration the venue (church talent show vs. open mic night at a comedy club), the age of the audience (college age vs. baby boomers) and location (rural fair vs. urban comedy club). You should also be prepared to think on your feet for this one. If your assumptions are wrong about your audience, you will have to change up your act and wing it to keep ’em laughing.

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