4 Painful (But Hilarious) Lessons Learned in Stand-Up Comedy

Stand-up comedy can be an exhilarating experience or a terrifying one. Being in front of a live audience, pouring out your soul and getting people to laugh is a trying task. Sometimes it is the best thing in the world. Other times, it makes you wish you could just ball up and cry. There are
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Comedy Outliers: Third Time’s the Charm

Guest post by Brandon Collins and Mike Brown of Comedy Outliers. They offer advice to comedians, performers and event organizers on how to survive and thrive in today’s competitive artistic climate. “It’s all in the game…” Over the past three years, the NY comedy scene has changed significantly. Some comedy clubs have come and gone. Some
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Comedians: 4 Lessons Learned in 2014

It has been awhile since our last Brown Paper Tickets guest post. The past few months have been a blur with lots of big things happening with Comedy Outliers. This year was very eventful in regards to the changes we experienced both good (being involved in the New York Comedy Festival) and bad (losing our main venue),
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Comedy Outliers: Themed Shows Aren’t Hacky

Another guest post by Brandon Collins and Mike Brown of Comedy Outliers. They offer advice to comedians and performers on how to survive and thrive in today’s competitive artistic climate. Stand-up shows are pretty straight forward. You have a host, you have a few comics go up and perform and then usually there is a headliner
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Making Your Talent Feel Appreciated

Guest post by Brandon Collins and Mike Brown of Comedy Outliers. They offer advice to comedians and performers on how to survive and thrive in today’s competitive artistic climate. A few years ago, when we were producing one of our first independent comedy club shows we were asked by a comic performing on my show, “So since you’re charging a
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Comedy Outliers: A Million Ways to Deal With Venue Changes!

Guest post by Brandon Collins and Mike Brown of  Comedy Outliers. They offer advice to comedians and performers on how to survive and thrive in today’s competitive artistic climate. We Heard You. We Listened. We’re Back. Those were the first three sentences in our first email we sent to our mailing list after the third
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Comedy Ninja Q&A: Chuck Parello Discusses LA’s New Film and Screenplay Festival

Can comedy sneak up on you? Yes. The inaugural Comedy Ninja Film and Screenplay Festival takes place April 30-June 1 at downtown Los Angeles’ Japanese American National Museum. In addition to panels, parties and comic Dwayne Perkins hosting the final evening’s Hi-Yah! Awards ceremony, festival director and programmer Chuck Parello promises a non-stop attack of
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L.A. Comic Richard Bain Crowdfunds to Aid Sister, Who Lost Home and Son

Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian Richard Bain is crowdfunding money for his sister Ashley, who lost her home and one-year-old son in a North Carolina tornado the evening of Friday, April 25. Additional information and donation links are available at https://fundly.com/help-ashley-bain “My sister’s house was destroyed by a tornado Friday night,” Bain reported on Sunday. “The
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Austin’s Moontower Comedy Festival – Five Picks for 2014

Hannibal Buress, Aziz Ansari, Dennis Miller, Colin Quinn and 100-plus additional acts head to Austin, Texas this week for the third annual Moontower Comedy Festival, held next Wednesday through Saturday at venues including The Paramount Theatre, Cap City Comedy Club, The Parish, The Speakeasy, The Hideout and New Movement Theater. Last year’s festival offered an
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French Comedy Nights: KALLAGAN en français à New-York

New York City is the undeniable epicenter of American standup comedy. There’s an audience for everything. Latin Comedy Night, Italian Comedy Night, Jewish Comedy Night… every evening all over the city, clubs are full of crowds that love to make fun of themselves (and especially each other). No matter who you are, to stay sane
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