So you're a comedian? What do you really do? It's the only profession that people will question. Someone could say they are a doctor and we would just be like, "Oh wow! What do you practice?" Say that you are a comedian and you are likely to be challenged immediately. There is no particular process you have to go through to become a comedian, there's no school or degree required, just hard work, and consistently bringing the funny. Let's say you're doing the work and being consistent, it is still very hard to figure out what the next level is supposed to be or how to get there.
The Trick: Record your set, then actually listen and watch.
First off, I just want to say thank you to everyone that has been reading these articles and giving me feedback. One of things I love more than performing is writing, so this has been a great outlet!
When you are new to comedy it can be a lot of information to take in and a ton of absolute hot garbage advice will be given so freely. I'm writing these articles in an attempt to help a new aspiring comedian to hopefully be able to navigate the beginning a little bit easier. A sort of comedy for dummies type guide starting from the ground up.