The 90's ushered in a new style of comedy, like nothing ever seen before. Millions tuned in to shows like The Uptown Comedy Club, BET's ComicView and the ever more popular Def Comedy Jam. We watched as comics of all ages took to stages and made us fall out with laughter awaking the comedian in us all as they told stories and jokes we can relate to.
SET – Breaking Down the Elements to Urban Standup Comedy takes a deeper look into the mechanics of being an urban standup comedian. Showing the reader step by step how to recognize, develop and make it in the comedy business. It separates the art form from the business of comedy so that they can understand where they are and get a better understanding of where they want to go in this vast branch of entertainment.
SET shows the reader what makes everything come together for a comedian. This book contains pointers that even some of today’s most successful comics in the industry have used. A comic has the ability to write, act and host which seems, to the eye of the people, seamless but is an intricate work of skills learned and executed by comics all over.
Stand up comedy is an art that is growing more and more every day. Everyone from actors, to politicians and even publics speakers want to know some of the secrets that a comic has worked on for years. Being a comedian gives you the basis of a wide variety of skills.
In this book it covers topics like Recognizing Strong Points; when you know your technique it can help you identify where your strengths are. Reading the Room will help you get to know the type of audience you are performing in front of. Set Structure and Turning Standup Into Your Career are a few more subjects that you can read about in this volume. When you master these type of skills and learn the essential ingredients you will be able to turn your talent into a profession you can be proud of.
Imagine getting a careers’ worth of knowledge in a first of a three part book collection. SET is all you need in making that first step in launching your comedy career.