Tag Archive: Stand-up Comedy

Apr 03

Punchlines vs. Jokes

If you want to learn stand-up comedy, or how to give funny presentations, I came across something very interesting. I read an interview with British comedian Michael McIntyre recently. He tells a story where he was at the Montreal Comedy Festival and was approached by David Letterman’s people. If you’re interested in how to learn …

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Feb 26

Bill Hicks Tribute “It’s Just a Ride”

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I cannot believe that it’s been 16 years since the legendary American comedian Bill Hicks died. I included him on a previous post I made about the 32 Most Influential Comedians. It only seems like yesterday that I had discovered his comedy on a compilation cassette tape (told you it was a long time ago) …

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Oct 29

Controversial Comedian Russell Brand Quits

For those of my readers outside the U.K. two performers Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross have been suspended today by the BBC for causing offence on radio last Saturday. Here’s a quick lowdown of what happened…

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Oct 20

Sarah Silverman fails to woo London

I was fortunate enough to see Sarah Silverman the weekend for a one off show in London. I love Sarah’s material. I’ve seen plenty of You Tube clips (warning may cause offense) and TV appearances. But unfortunately, she just seemed to regurgitate all the best bits from her concert DVD Sarah Silverman – Jesus Is …

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Oct 18

Obama and McCain move in stand-up comedy?

Senators Barack Obama and John McCain roasted each other at a recent dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC. Both relied heavily on their scripts and notecards. Whilst this is not necessarily a bad thing, I was a little surprised considering they are both good speakers. In these video clips there was some good natured …

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