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I read Mastering Stand-Up by Stephen Rosenfield around

Review: ★★★★★

My friend participated at an open mic night at a comedy club, which made me want to participate at an open mic night at a comedy club. Increasingly a researcher, I picked this one up from the library to see if I’m actually interested in stand up, or it was a fleeting feeling. Lots of similar themes to other books I’ve been reading this year. There are no short cuts. Write things down. Produce first drafts. Then edit them vigorously. A quick read over the weekend, it felt like a great introduction to a deep world of becoming a master of a craft.


Mastering Stand-Up: The Complete Guide to Becoming a Successful Comedian
Stephen Rosenfield
9781613736920 (find it on Bookshop, IndieBound, WorldCat, or Open Library)