If you think that you want to learn stand-up comedy then the first thing that you will need to do is hone your skills and there is no better way of doing this than by joining a stand-up comedy class. Watching other comedians is another great way for you to learn to do stand-up comedy and practice is obviously a very important aspect of this all.
But when it comes to choosing a comedy school, there are so many to choose from that you may not make the right choice. There are many improvisations and stand-up comedy classes at community college. These are usually affiliated with theater departments in the schools. These classes are a terrific way of practicing techniques. Your friends might find you very funny but your teachers, as well as other comedians, will be far more critical of your work. It’s good for you to meet many like-minded people too who can encourage and support you and help you attain your goals.
If you are trying to become good at stand-up comedy then you will need to practice a lot. You can never say that you have practiced enough because that just won’t be true. You need to tell your jokes to any and everyone you meet and gauge all their reactions. You should know that your jokes can appeal to a broader audience. Use the feedback you receive from everyone to improve your jokes and punchlines. A professional comedian will spend a lot of time honing his/her routine before they ever get on the stage and start performing.
Remember, this isn’t an easy road you are going down. There are many people who try and fail miserably. So, many don’t even get up the courage to go on stage. If you don’t want to be like them, practice and build your confidence before you take your act to the stage.