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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Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
American Scream: The Bill Hicks Story
I'm Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-Up Comedy's Golden Era
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How I Escaped My Certain Fate
The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels, and the History of American Comedy
The ‘If You Prefer a Milder Comedian, Please Ask for One’ EP
Comedy at the Edge: How Stand-up in the 1970s Changed America
Love All the People: Letters, Lyrics, Routines
The Comedy Bible: From Stand-up to Sitcom--The Comedy Writer's Ultimate "How To" Guide
Zen and the Art of Stand-Up Comedy
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Books by Comics
182 books — 208 voters
Laugh Lines by Holly Jacobs
Love and Stand-Up Comedy
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Best Books Written By Comedians
99 books — 23 voters


Stand up for what is just against the unjust.
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

I went to the juice isle, I learned something. Cranberries are taking over everything. What do you got, apples? Put some cranberrise in there, make it 50/50. Cran-apple. Grapes? Cran-grape. Mangos? Cran-mango. Pork chops? Cran-chop!
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