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Last updated on November 24th, 2019 at 01:20 pm
The audience is the judge and jury for any performer. The crowd’s reaction is what validates if the performer has delivered quality material or not. The bottom line is that it’s hard to entertain a large number of people.
For example, think of stand-up comedy shows. They often take place in small venues where the comedian is put in the position of being up close to the audience. This can be a very intense experience, but at the same time, it gives the comedian the ability to play off of people’s reactions.
In the following article, we will showcase 4 incredible comedians who know how to make even the most challenging audience to get invested in the performance.
1. John Wesley Austin
It’s difficult to tell a joke about the NASCAR when there are very few racing fans in the audience. John always manages to go through with his jokes and make the audience laugh, no matter what.
John Wesley is a comedian who shoots one funny joke after another. He’s a very recognizable figure, sporting a cowboy hat and having a very distinct southern accent, which somehow enhances the silliness of his performance.
He knows how to get the audience involved in his stand-up routine, often doing calls to rally up the people or telling jokes off of people’s reactions.
2. Brian Moote
A stand-up comedy show with Brian Moote feels more like a questions and answers session. Often during his performances, he asks the audience if they’ve been through a specific situation.
Brian includes Improv Comedy in his show, making his stand-up routine feel much more relatable and offers it a sense of realness.
Besides involving the audience, his energy also plays a significant role in making the audience more invested in his show. He isn’t just amazing to hear but is also very entertaining to watch.
3. Tony Deyo
Rather than directly interacting with the audience, Tony Deyo has a different approach. Unlike the incredible comedians we have previously featured, Tony has a ridiculous style of comedy, where he and the audience laugh together at all the funny things which have happened to him through the years.
His stand-up routines often involve Tony telling stories about his high-school days or how he was the oldest brother of the family, but the shortest in height. These kinds of stories always have a ridiculous twist the audience can’t get enough of.
4. Matt Falk
Often, the most incredible comedians are the ones who don’t even need to interact with the audience because their stand-up routine is so compelling.
That’s Matt Falk’s performances for you; he’s a very cheerful and expressive comedian who incorporates elements of story-telling into his comedy shows.
Instead of going for one-liners and short punchlines, Matt goes on to tell an entire story that draws the listener in. Out of sheer curiosity, or if you’re genuinely interested to hear how his stories end, then be sure to check out his comedy routines from Dry Bar Comedy.
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Having to work with an audience might be the toughest job in the world, but for these comedians, it’s a blessing in disguise.
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