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  1. stand-up comedynoun

    comedy performed on stage by a single comedian.


  1. Stand-up comedy

    Stand-up comedy is a comedic performance to a live audience in which the performer addresses the audience directly from the stage. The performer is known as a comedian, a comic or a stand-up. Stand-up comedy consists of one-liners, stories, observations or a shtick that may incorporate props, music, magic tricks or ventriloquism. It can be performed almost anywhere, including comedy clubs, comedy festivals, bars, nightclubs, colleges or theatres.


  1. stand-up comedy

    Stand-up comedy is a form of live entertainment where a comedian performs a solo act by delivering jokes, humorous stories, and observational humor directly to an audience. The comedian typically stands up on a stage, relying solely on their comedic skills, wit, timing, and stage presence to elicit laughter. Stand-up comedy often involves a combination of storytelling, improvisation, social commentary, and punchlines, with the intention of entertaining and amusing the audience.


  1. Stand-up comedy

    Stand-up comedy is a comic style in which a comedian performs in front of a live audience, usually speaking directly to them. The performer is commonly known as a comic, stand-up comic, stand-up comedian or simply a stand-up. In stand-up comedy the comedian usually recites a fast-paced succession of humorous stories, short jokes called "bits", and one-liners, which constitute what is typically called a monologue, routine or act. Some stand-up comedians use props, music or magic tricks to enhance their acts. Stand-up comedy is often performed in comedy clubs, bars, neo-burlesques, colleges, and theaters. Outside of live performance, stand-up is often distributed commercially via television, DVD, and the internet.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stand-up comedy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stand-up comedy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of stand-up comedy in a Sentence

  1. Comedian Kelly Bachman:

    The response has been very overwhelming, but extremely supportive, especially the support of the stand-up comedy community in New York. I know that other comics have my back, and that feels great.

  2. Yvonne Orji:

    I'm actually hosting' Yearly Departed' on Amazon Prime and it's not quite a comedy like a stand-up comedy special, but it is a comedy.

  3. Trevor Noah:

    Nothing beats being able to perform stand-up comedy in New York to some of the best audiences in the world, and that's what The New York Comedy Festival is. I can't wait.

  4. Yvonne Orji:

    Momma, I Made It ! , i'm actually hosting' Yearly Departed' on Amazon Prime and it's not quite a comedy like a stand-up comedy special, but it is a comedy.

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