Author: Jake Marin

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is a stand up comedian and writer located in Los Angeles, CA

Getting on stage may be the most important aspect of improving as a comic, but other things can be done to help a comedian improve. Watching other comedians perform is one important way to figure out how to improve. In addition, stand up comedians can get a behind the scenes look and gain a better perspective on jokes and stand up comedy in general by watching quality documentaries on the subject. So here are 5 documentaries for Stand Up Comedians: Comedian Comedian follows Jerry Seinfeld once again focusing on being a stand up comedian and building a brand new act…

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I don’t claim to be an expert at standing up much less stand up comedy, however after doing it each night for a while now I have found a few things that have not only helped me improve but have helped others improve as well. Here are 5 things that can help you get better at standup comedy. “Barking” Barking is the act of going to a preferably busy area and convincing people to come into your show. The term can also apply to sexual harassment by elderly former game show hosts. But whether you call it “barking” or “promoting”…

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As any good stand up comedian knows, having a prepared set is only part of developing a quality act.  Being able to interact and play with the crowd is key to winning over the audience. This list looks at 6 Comedians at different levels who are fantastic at crowd work. Russell Peters Russell Peters is a lot of things.  He’s hysterical, well known internationally and has a fantastic tan for a Canadian. He is also one of the very best I have seen when it comes to interacting with a crowd.  Even more impressive is that he is able to…

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As a kid growing up in the 90’s, I was raised on various shows that children could watch with their parents or by themselves. From Boy Meets World to Family Matters and beyond, these shows provided many stand up comedians an opportunity to reach a larger audience, not to mention make a whole lot of money. Here are 5 stand up comedians who were featured on family sitcoms from the 90’s. Dave Coulier – Full House Dave Coulier is an extremely talented impressionist, voice work actor and terrific family friendly stand up comedian. However he will forever be best known…

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Some Stand Up Comedians are the toughest guys around and others happen to be the weakest, but that’s beside the point. Some of my friends who are now comics used to be in the military and told me about their experiences, even though I thought Don’t Ask Don’t Tell meant I wouldn’t have to hear about it. But after doing some research, I found that the following 5 men served the US Military in one way or the other before making it big in stand up comedy. Bill Cosby – US Navy A lot can be said about Bill Cosby…

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The best inspiration for jokes comes from real life experiences and no matter how good you are at stand-up, you’re going to have a day job for a while before you become successful. Sometimes you’ll have a completely different career that leads you to stand up. So here are 5 stand-up comedians who pursued another career before finding success in comedy. Bob Newhart – Accountant and Advertising Copywriter Bob is not just an old man who used to be on TV. He’s a very funny old man who used to be on TV. As a kid, I used to watch…

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White People get ashy too If you’ve ever had a black friend, you know that on occasion they can appear to have Ash on them and typically use Cocoa Butter to get rid of it. And so I always thought it was just a “Black Thing” but apparently white people are not only successful, but get ashy as well, a fact that Bill Burr revealed in his special, You People are all the Same. As if we weren’t stealing enough from black culture already. Well fellow White People, guess it’s Cocoa Butter time. Cocaine is a Hell of a Drug…

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