Stand-up comedy

Comedy style where the performer addresses the audience directly / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Stand-up comedy is a comedic performance to a live audience in which the performer addresses the audience directly from the stage. The performer is known as a comedian, a comic or a stand-up.

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George Carlin performing in 2008

Stand-up comedy consists of one-liners, stories, observations or a shtick that may incorporate props, music, magic tricks or ventriloquism. It can be performed almost anywhere, including comedy clubs, comedy festivals, bars, nightclubs, colleges or theatres.[citation needed][1]