Stand Up

Stand-up comedy is a comic style in which a comedian performs in front of a live audience, usually speaking directly to them. The performer is commonly known as a comic, stand-up comic, comedian, comedienne, stand-up comedian, or simply a stand-up. Comedians give the illusion that they are dialoguing, but in actuality, they are monologuing a grouping of humorous stories, jokes and one-liners, typically called a shtick, routine, act, or set. Some stand-up comedians use props, music or magic tricks to enhance their acts. Stand-up comedy is stated to be the "freest form of comedy writing" that is ...more

Comedian Gone Wrong
Comedian Gone Wrong 2
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
Comedian Gone Wrong 3
How I Escaped My Certain Fate
I'm Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-Up Comedy's Golden Era
American Scream: The Bill Hicks Story
The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels, and the History of American Comedy
The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny
The Comedy Bible: From Stand-up to Sitcom--The Comedy Writer's Ultimate "How To" Guide
Comedy at the Edge: How Stand-up in the 1970s Changed America
Love All the People: Letters, Lyrics, Routines
The ‘If You Prefer a Milder Comedian, Please Ask for One’ EP

Marjory Stoneman Douglas
You have to stand up for some things in this world.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Marjory Stoneman Douglas: Voice of the River

Paula Stokes
That's one of the problems with nice guys. If They can't stand up for themselves then they won't be able to stand up for you either. ...more
Paula Stokes, Stronger Than Words

More quotes...
Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Literary Society The Aristocrats of all reading groups!!! Dedicated to the same subject matter and sense of hist…more
6 members, last active 3 years ago
Las recomendaciones literarias que no deberían faltar en el librero de quien aspire a ser parte …more
2 members, last active 9 years ago
Writing With My Colored Pencil (For writers of humor fiction, stand-up and general comedy) We're discussing writing techniques specifically for comedy/humour writers, from stand-up to sit…more
84 members, last active 8 years ago


Tags contributing to this page include: stand-up and stand-up-comedy