TIPS TO PREPARE YOUR FIST STAND UP COMEDY PERFORMANCE
If you forgot any part of your act while rehearsing, it is not a problem at all. However you can get into big trouble if you are performing in front of the audience who has actually paid for watching your act. There is never a second chance in performing stand up comedy so you will have to pay for any mistakes you commit in a live show. It ruins your act and diverts the attention of the audience. The result is that you do not get a good response from the crowd. You have to make the audience realize that the money they have paid for your show is worth it. Thus, you must prepare well for your performances. Mentioned below are some tips to make sure that you give a successful performance; especially if it is your first performance.
Becoming nervous is a natural phenomenon. You are especially stressful bout first performance because your career is depending on it. It can actually make or break your career in stand up comedy. Being there all alone on the stage with the target to get roars of laughter from the crowd does require a lot of courage. You have to deal with your nervousness in a proper way to make sure it does not negatively impact your comedy act. You can minimize your stress by doing maximum practice and preparation. It is not enough to write down jokes and memorize them. To give a powerful performance, you have to know your jokes; you have to owe them. You have to be flawless with the delivery of your jokes to get the audience roll into big laughter.
When you start off your career as a stand up comedian, you want to give it all you got. You want to rock the stage and prove your talent. It is best to start off with small. This means that you should start with doing your comedy shows in front of smaller and non paying audiences. Then you should proceed towards open mic with a larger audience. This will help you boost your confidence and learn from your common mistakes. Do not forget to take feedbacks and reviews about your performance from the small audiences. This will guide you to hone your skills in comedy. This will also save you from bombing at your first open mic and ending up having a bad experience.
You can watch stand up comedy videos to learn from other renowned stand up comedians. It helps you a lot to learn different tricks and tactics to make your performances even better.