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

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Everything that is going to kill you is extremely appetizing.
Doug Stanhope

Fear nothing but your conscience.
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

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