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Think you're funny but don't know how to get started in stand-up comedy? Today's Stand-Up Spotlight is here to help.

by Chuck king

Sometimes it’s good to review the basics. This is one of those times.

There are plenty of people out there who think they have the chops to become stand-up comedians, but don’t know where to start.

The Stand-Up Spotlight is here to help. It leads the week with a story offering three ways to get started in stand-up comedy.

It continues with a Q&A with one of the Spotlight’s favorites – Mike Vecchione. There’s also news of projects from two other top comedians – Gary Gulman and Nate Bargatze.

Maybe this is a sign for everyone to launch their funny project.

STAND-UP SPOTLIGHT – November 13, 2023

3 Ways to Start Doing Stand up Comedy

STAND-UP RUNDOWN:Stand-up comedy has always been a popular form of entertainment, filled with laughter and cherished memories. Starting a career in stand-up can be equally as rewarding as it is challenging. If you’re considering taking the plunge and trying your hand at making others laugh for a living, here are three ways to help kickstart your journey.


Q&A: Comedian Mike Vecchione on stand-up, social media and finding funny in the mundane

Mike Vecchione is a New York City-based stand-up comedian who has been performing for over 20 years. He has made multiple appearances on The Tonight Show, as well as on Netflix, Comedy Central and Hulu. Vecchione’s comedy special “The Attractives,” released in March this year, explores subjects ranging from relationships to running with literal bulls.

Comedian Gary Gulman Sets Next Special ‘Born On 3rd Base’ At Max; Conan O’Brien Among EPs


Four years after his fourth acclaimed comedy special The Great Depresh premiered on HBO, comedian Gary Gulman has set his latest, Born on Third Base, to debut on Max. Directed and produced by James Webb (Mark Normand: Soup to Nuts), his new hour will debut on the streaming platform this December.

Nate Bargatze Talks Golden Globe-Contending Amazon Special, Nateland Company Vision & ‘SNL’s Reigniting Of His TV Ambitions – Laughs To Laurels

After developing a multi-camera comedy series for ABC in 2018 and seeing it fail to move forward, comedian Nate Bargatze quickly accepted the situation and was ready to reconsider his next steps. “These things don’t work out, and then your stand-up kind of keeps going,” he says, “and so then you just kind of reassess.” But after making his debut as the host of SNL with this year’s Halloween episode — which is so far the highest-rated of the season — he remembered how viscerally exciting it can be to perform for a live TV audience.

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