How To Be A Working Comic

1: Go-to as many mics as possible.

2: Refine your set. Know what works in 5 minute intervals. You will always get a 5, 10, 15, or 20 minute spot.

3: Never say you can do a ten if you only have a five. Your crowd work ISNT that good.

4: Be A good person. Just be cool with fellow comics and you will develop friendships from there

5: Be patient. None of this comes overnight. Enjoy the process. Enjoy the mics.

6: Comedy isn’t a race. If you see people getting spots ahead of you, that’s fine. Comedy is 90% sitting around and waiting, and 5% hoping people like your spot. If you love comedy, and are committed to being apart of it, then don’t stress everyone else. Trust your material. Write constantly. Find your voice. Whether we like to admit it or not, we are all in it together.

7: Above all else: have as much fun as possible. Trust me. Everything ends. The waiting for your turn. Going to the bars after shows with fellow comics. Sets in Bradley that nobody sees. It’s all worth it.

Love every fucking minute of it.

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