Every month our clandestine critic reveals the murky truths behind that infamous trade, and live comedy generally. This month: Hype and hopes can ruin everything.
In normal times Ian Moore commutes to UK gigs from his home in France. As he publishes his comic crime novel, Death and Croissants, he offers advice to fellow comics on travel, carving a niche for yourself, writing, and more.
No matter what kind of show you're writing, making sure that you have the right characters is crucial.
Many acts may have lost their mojo at the microphone over the last 18 months. So as regular stand-up returns, we're getting advice from the experts. This time: MC Paul Revill talks about how to wrangle a crowd.
If it's such hard work being a comedian, why bother? Good question. There are many good reasons (and some less good reasons) for becoming a comedian...
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