Standup Comedy for the Novice Explained

by | Feb 20, 2017 | Comedy clubs

Most people have heard of standup comedy and are either a fan or they have not attended a show yet or they would be. If you are new to standup comedy, there are a few things you should know about standup. First thing is get to a show! It can be addicting. If you want to forget about your problems for a while there is no better way than to take in a comedy show.

The History

It all depends on who you ask when it comes to the history of true standup. Some historians have this to say about the history:

   * It is tied to ancient Greece 400 BC
   * It started in the UK in the 18th century
   * Vaudeville is created with making it popular in the US

They are all a little bit right. It does seem that since the beginning of time there was always someone that was willing to get up in front of a crowd and make people laugh. Comedy has always been heralded as one of the best forms of entertainment.

Styles of Standup

There are different styles of standup, in most cases the comedian “stands up” in front of the audience and speaks directly to the audience and tells stories.

One of the Funniest Places on Earth

There are clubs that provide this type of entertainment by hosting different comedians. Second City in Chicago (and other locations) is one of those clubs, but an extraordinary type of comedy club. If you are a novice when it comes to this type of genre you likely have still heard of Second City because it is a combination comedy venue and the world-famous home of improv. If you are going to take in a show, The Second City is the place to do it. It is an experience you will never forget. We are also on Facebook.

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