As a comic, there’s one question I get all the time: why aren’t more men doing standup? There are a bunch of reason, but here’s 10 easy tips for men who want to get started in stand-up:
1. You are going to have to follow a comic who just used the mic as a vag. DO NOT let this throw you off. Just tell your jokes right into that vag!
2. If you are on a show with another male comic, you guys are in competition with one another! REMEMBER: one of you will have to be the hot one. Decide which ahead of time & tell the host. There will almost never be a third, so get really good at faceoffs.
3. Gay guys: the host will probably joke about having sex with you. This gives the audience the comfort to still find you attractive despite your “handicap.”
4. Straight guys: you are gonna be approached a lot by the audience and by other comics. Try to seem like you sort of hate it AND kind of like it, like be accessible AND aloof, but DO NOT SLEEP AROUND.