When asking for tips from the more experienced stand-up comedians and pros, the advice is usually to just get on stage as much as possible. Considering when you start out you’re only going to be getting about 3 minutes at a time, it boggles the mind to think about how much you have to do just to get that experience behind the microphone.

I’ve only done stand-up comedy enough to really amount to maybe an hour tops on a stage, and yes they only happened during small pockets of time over the course of ten years. Whenever I’m feeling down on my material, I just have to remind myself that in a way I’ve only been doing this for an hour.