Comedian

Comedians are entertainers who use various techniques to make an audience laugh. This sounds like a very easy task, but comedians have to put a lot of time and effort into the preparation of their assignments.


Good comedians succeed in making people laugh without using pranks or special gimmicks. Stand-up comedy is usually performed at comedy clubs and is probably the most common type of performance. Stand-up comedians often travel and work in a variety of settings.


Comedians are similar to storytellers - they have a special ability to make their audience care about their character. Many comedians will tell a story about their own lives, evoking not only laughter but also empathy.


Employment


  • comedy clubs

  • nightclubs

  • television shows

  • radio programmes

  • self-employment


Getting Started


  • develop your communication and stage skills

  • begin to see events in a humorous way

  • visit comedy clubs and take note of the type of jokes audiences enjoy most


Programmes

AFDA, Afda Botswana, Makerere University


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