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Stagecraft: How to Command and Use the Stage in Stand Up

Surely Stand Up implies that you just stand up and tell jokes. No? Well Francesca Martinez sits, as does Ted Shiress. Matt Price alternates between standing up and sitting down. He often walks into the audience to perform. Jack Dee barely moves, Bill Hicks would pace the stage like a bored tiger in a zoo. […]

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Are You A Follower or a Leader? Can You Be Both

I’ve been mulling this post over for a while. That’s Procrastinese for being lazy.  I’ve been working on what I call my “club set”, which is the twenty to twenty five minute set of material which works at pro nights.  That has meant writing new stuff, testing it on audiences, taking feedback into account, cutting, […]

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