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     Chili Challis

           Lifetime comedian, comedy writer and coach



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1 MINUTE COMEDY COACHING FREE!

Posted on June 17, 2016 at 10:39 AM Comments comments ()
I've always felt that an audience's attention has to be compelled watching your show. In order to deserve their attention over any length of time beyond a 5 minute practice set, I felt I should make all aspects of me and my words trustworthy and authentic. 
I made it a point to develop or (release) a fascinating stage character and be consistent with that character throughout my set. My character (me) has a story and I stick to that story. 
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A while back I caught onto the power of allowing the audience in and give them time to breathe while enjoying the laughs. A good stand up knows how to 'stir the positive energy a bit', this can be done with stillness, you don't have to laugh at everyone of your own jokes. ;) 

I've found also that a constant barrage of words kills stand up. Punch lines! Allow the audience a maximum of laughter time and minimum of listening time. (that's my new motto) 
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Or at least get to the point and make that point funny, repeat...often. That's stand up ... not everything, but part of it at least. ;)  Go get'em! 



 


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