As a new comedian it is going to be imperative that you’re able to engage your audience in Laugh Clubs. A comedian’s job can take on many different directions; however, it takes a lot of preparation and honing in on your comedic skills to become successful. To the novice comic a traditional five minute set might seem like a piece of cake. In actuality five minutes can seem like an eternity and those jokes that work on your co-workers and family members might not get the same appeal as you’d like from an anticipating audience in a Laugh clubs. So how can you hone in on your craft and really draw in the attention of others?
* Always Make Eye Contact – No matter how many people have showed up to hear you perform you must find a way to make contact with the audience. Even if you’re booked for a large venue and only a few people show up, find someone to engage with your eyes for the best effects. This can help you to find your center and continue communicating in a one on one level.
* Draw in the Front Row – When you hear famed comedians cracking jokes on those in the front row, it is their way of involving the audience in their show. This is a great way to get the attention of others and encourage others to be drawn into what you have to say.
* Mix Old and New Material – A common mistake that many new comedians make is bringing out boat loads of new material. When you are trying to build a brand for yourself, you want the audience to get familiar with your comedic style. In essence you should hold onto old material that has worked in the past and gradually add in new material.
* Be As Personal As You Can – Nothingbrings laughter better than a personal experience. Many famous comedians draw from their own life experiences as a way to connect with the audience and get a laugh. Remember to keep the stories believable and fun.
Within your five minute window per set you want to make sure that the audience leaves in a good mood and eager for more. If you’re really having trouble with your new gigs at local Laughing club, consider hiring speaker services for guidance on how to enhance your brand and take it to the next level of great.