Styles of Comedy


You may shudder at the thought of being pigeonholed for your comedy, but it can be helpful to know your performance style so you don’t get put on a comedy line-up right after an act doing much the same thing as you. Here are examples of the 11 types of comedic performance styles as described in ‘A Confident Start to Stand-Up Comedy’ available to buy now on Amazon:


One liner



Observational



Black/Dark



Deadpan



Alternative/Anti-comedy


Storyteller



Physical



Character



Topical



One of the best routines I’ve seen


Surrealist



Self-deprecating



Musical



Satirical


Find out more about the styles of comedy and how to find a performance type that suits you in James’ book ‘A Confident Start in Stand-Up Comedy’ available here.

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