Stand Up and Laugh: Build a Comedy Scene, Produce Your Own Shows, and Create Community

Stand Up and Laugh: Build a Comedy Scene, Produce Your Own Shows, and Create Community

by Angelo Gingerelli Author

If you're trying to make your way in the world of stand-up comedy, you can build your career while enlivening your local comedy community and mutually supporting your fellow humorists ... and you can even have fun while doing it! Angelo Gingerelli shares his hard-won advice for anyone who wants to create a comedy scene from scratch in a smaller community, carve out their unique niche in a larger city full of professional funny people, or anywhere in between. Lots of good tips here for anyone organizing community events, from how to book venues, get publicity, and avoid drama. Also includes great arguments for starting or joining a comedy scene, rather than thinking of yourself as a lone wolf, and solid wisdom for being an asset to an existing stand-up community.