Learn From the Pros
After I did a few open mics and got some laughs, I started feeling pretty confident about myself and my stand-up. But then I went and saw Lewis Black perform in Atlanta…
Lewis Black is an amazing comic and one of the reasons I started doing stand-up. The guy is hilarious, clever and capable of captivating an audience with his rants. Check out some of his work.
Here’s the thing; Lewis Black has done numerous half hour and hour long specials. The guy writes new material and performs it every year. I’ve only got 6-10 minutes of material.
Needless to say, seeing Lewis Black at work was a humbling experience.
I view this experience as motivation to get better, to try new material, and keep trying to get bigger and better laughs from my jokes.
Will I ever be as great as Lewis Black? Probably not. But there’s nothing wrong with trying to get there.