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  1. stand-up comedy(Noun)

    comedy performed on stage by a single comedian.


  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. Tom Zegan:

    The first time I ever did stand up comedy a guy yelled out "Down in front". So I just sat down and watched the rest of the movie.

  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.

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