Power of the Crowd in Standup Comedy

A little while back I attended a Tom Green standup show with a friend and something that I reflected on after the show was the process that comedians use refine their material. At smaller venues such as The Comedy Works in Saratoga, they like to test out some of their newer material and use the responses of the audience as feedback to see which material to assimilate into their main act.

It’s pretty interesting to think how the comedians that we’re fans of cull their material based on the genuine feedback (laughter) from a crowd.

On a side note, it was a fun experience to see Tom Green perform a standup routine in person. Back when The Tom Green Show was on MTV and had some roles Hollywood comedy movies, not everyone was a fan of his comedy style, but like many adolescents at that time, me and my friends thought it was pretty hilarious.

Tom Green at The Comedy Works in Saratoga Springs NY on October 18th 2017