Comics start out with a hypothesis, test out its validity, and then repeat that test over and over again. The data we measure: Laughter.
"Don’t get trapped in their world of box office numbers. You don’t work for the world of box office numbers. You work for the world."
“The material is the gold. The material is what makes you want to go onstage again."
Go personal and realize low hanging fruit might just be the right approach.
The "No. 1 rule" in standup according to Richard Belzer.
"It's a joke about essentially nothing but simultaneously everything."
On clapter and more.
George Saunders: Try to quit. See if you can. Either way, you'll get your answer.
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Funny How: Letters to a Young Comedian