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When is a Joke Racist?

Standup comedians are continually on the prowl for more jokes to enhance our punchline arsenal. Occasionally we stray away from gags about airline food or poop jokes and investigate edgy subjects, like race or sexuality. Most comics want to avoid incorporating bigotry into their sets (or to at least make themselves strategically bigoted so they read more »

Dealing with Hecklers

Usually when people find out that I perform standup comedy they want to know about hecklers. How frequent are they? How bad are they? What do I do to them? Afterwards, where do I hide the bodies? Actually, heckling isn’t much of a problem. Audiences want you to be entertaining. They’re rooting for you to read more »