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Old 06-12-2017, 11:02 PM   #16
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I can't wait to see it.
Damn i looked at the footage it's not just sideways it's diagonal
You get what you pay for I suppose.. meh I'll just stick with this wierd video instead of trying to fix it

The audience was almost all white so i didn't do any of my race bits.

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The condo joke was hysterical!
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Old 06-13-2017, 05:20 PM   #18
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The condo joke was hysterical!
Thanks. IDK why I almost didn't say it!!! Really glad I did.
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Dude, that is literally the BEST I've ever seen a first time stand-up set go. Had me laughing multiple times (especially the sperm joke)
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Dude, that is literally the BEST I've ever seen a first time stand-up set go. Had me laughing multiple times (especially the sperm joke)
Thanks! It felt really great in the middle there when I was on a roll.
Now to tackle the art of stand up story telling.. where i stay on one subject for a couple of minutes straight.

That's intimidating but I'm supposed to be some kind of story teller on here right
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Hard for me to hear I'll check later. Congrats.

You won't need notes if you can tie your jokes together, even if they are not related, something to link them, even if only in your mind. Or vocally "speaking of mothers!" But that can get old, and mental connections are good.

I had a hard time hearing but saw notes so just adding that
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It's a remarkable recording isn't it. One of the worst production qualities i've ever seen.
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It's a remarkable recording isn't it. One of the worst production qualities i've ever seen.
I'm guessing the "cameraman" had been enjoying many fine adult beverages.
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Thanks! It felt really great in the middle there when I was on a roll.
Now to tackle the art of stand up story telling.. where i stay on one subject for a couple of minutes straight.

That's intimidating but I'm supposed to be some kind of story teller on here right
Want a tip? Start by figuring out the story first, THEN sprinkling in the jokes.

Practice telling the unfunny version of the story, and whenever you feel that need that there should be a joke coming on, riff and see how well it comes out. Edit ad nauseum.

Or, you could take the UCB approach to improv that pretty much guarantees you'll always find the funny and learn the concept of "game of the scene." It's also what is used to write sketches and funny characters and scenes. I've found that it translates to stand-up decently if you know what you're doing.
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most people film it sideways and end up with a tallscreen video

i've never seen anyone film diagonally
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Want a tip? Start by figuring out the story first, THEN sprinkling in the jokes.

Practice telling the unfunny version of the story, and whenever you feel that need that there should be a joke coming on, riff and see how well it comes out. Edit ad nauseum.

Or, you could take the UCB approach to improv that pretty much guarantees you'll always find the funny and learn the concept of "game of the scene." It's also what is used to write sketches and funny characters and scenes. I've found that it translates to stand-up decently if you know what you're doing.
Thanks those both sound interesting to me

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Hard for me to hear I'll check later. Congrats.

You won't need notes if you can tie your jokes together, even if they are not related, something to link them, even if only in your mind. Or vocally "speaking of mothers!" But that can get old, and mental connections are good.

I had a hard time hearing but saw notes so just adding that

I had a mental note of.. after the girlfriends, now i'm single and it's just me and the dog. move to your dog jokes.

but it slipped my mind. that's when I pulled the note sheet out of my back pocket.
I was on a roll for the first half of the set, it felt great in the middle.

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I was on a roll for the first half of the set, it felt great in the middle.
Stand-up kind of lives or dies by the comedian's ability to capture the audience early on. Also, most comedians will feel like the middle is the best part, whether that's true or not. If you felt that way, it means you established yourself well, and felt like you got them on your side, which is an incredible feeling.
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Hats off to you for doing it. I don't think I would EVER have the guts to. You ever seen Billy Connolly? THE best.

I'm also replying to the 'what are you working on...'. Some of you may know that I crowdfunded my short 'Fissure' last year. My buddy and I shot our movies on the same weekend and are having a joint showing on SATURDAY at a cinema in Manchester. His has already hoovered up awards, but this is my first showing to cast, crew, family and friends. Squeaky bum time, for sure. Hopefully not too many people will go for a pee during mine. If I retain 30% of the audience, I'm happy .

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Congrats on the screening and hope it goes wonderfully well!
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Congrats on the screening and hope it goes wonderfully well!
Cheers Mara fingers crossed.
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