Being a comedian isn’t particularly easy. Thankfully, there is no set qualification required to become one. While there are courses that you can take to learn the tricks of the trade and better your comic timing, what you do out there should make people laugh. Being original always helps. You need to be courageous and resilient to be in this business. Not everybody is going to laugh at your jokes. Sometimes, people won’t even get it. Spend some time looking around for inspiration. The best of comedy comes from real life. And when you do find it, go back and write your script. You can recycle your jokes only as many times. The more you write, the more you practice, the better you will get at being a good comedian.
If you are aspiring to be a full-time professional comedian, you must be willing to devote at least a couple of hours to better your art. Comedians are usually self-employed and make a living by working as comedy actors, stand-up comedians, TV show presenters. Other options could be working a sketch comedian and working in productions as a comic actor.
As a serious comedian, your success depends on your wit, creativity, comic timing, presence of mind, determination, hard work and a bit of luck. It also depends on your ability to find gigs that will give you an opportunity to prove that you are actually good at doing what you love. At CreativeXchange, we understand how difficult it is to find the right gig. You have to deal with agents, lawyers, event managers and accept terms of payments that take a cut out of your hard earned money. We are here to help you negotiate this endless maze so that you can do what you do best – make people laugh. After all, isn’t that what you want to do?
Register today at CreativeXchange and laugh all the way to the bank.