So lately I've been trying a technique I've seen others use effectively (sometimes on me): Pick out one joke and compliment them on that. Even in a bad set there's usually one bit that's decent (or at least has potential). Let 'em know that there was something there worth building on. Works just as well after a good set too.
Sure, it's a little bit Carnegie-esque. But hey, that's better than being a dick about the whole thing.
Labels: about standup
Permalink | 10/14/2008