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DrNewton
Feb 27, 2011

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thrashingteeth posted:

I've picked the worst time to start trying to get into stand up but why not. Means I only bomb infront of a few others.

Has anyone got experience with any online stand up comedy pieces or have any successes with building comedy experience under lockdown? It's a bit dauting not being able to sign up for any new act nights, so I'm just looking for any advice you have getting performing experience now.

I'm finally getting my poo poo together writing a small piece for an online comedy night that's been running since the 1st lockdown, they have a new comedians night and it's been a dream to do comedy but I just got sidetracked with drinking too much and depression. Standard practice. I've set a deadline for myself for the end of January at the latest to have a piece written and able to go regardless just so I can steam ahead with getting that performing experience and hopefully not bombing too hard.

Hope you all stay safe!

I started comedy in January 2020, and then lockdown started just after a couple of my classes had started. I didn't even make it on stage.
I want to perform zoom wise, but everything I have found so far is for professional comedians who already have an established career.

So may I ask where this online comedy night for new comedians is? I would happily be someone who watches the shows.

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DrNewton
Feb 27, 2011

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Sataere posted:

Hop onto local Facebook comedy groups. They'll have zoom open mics if you're looking. I couldn't tell you specific ones because I don't see the point of zoom comedy. No judgements if you're into it, but audience interaction is what makes stand up stand up to me.

I have attended zoom Comedy shows where audience is involved and it was great.

I mostly started comedy because I wanted to get over my stage fright. I thought maybe starting on zoom wouldn't be so bad of a start after all.

Thanks so much for the tip.

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