When you're starting out, I cannot emphasize the importance of building that core act. You should do it constantly, revise, refine and polish. Add act-outs, tags and toppers. Until it crushes. Worrying about your friends hearing the same jokes is counter-productive to you really developing and polishing your act. Not to mention that it can have a cascading negative impact on your development.
By Jerry Corley | Founder of The Stand Up Comedy Clinic Let's face it, one of the new realities in the comedy landscape in L.A. (and probably New York and