Giving Stand Up Comedy a Shot (UPDATED: 11-23-11) Has anybody here ever given stand up comedy a try? I've spent years and years performing improv with the longest running troupe in the state, but I recently decided to take the plunge and take a shot at stand up (and boy, it's a completely different beast altogether!) For the past month or so, I've been doing as many open mic nights as I've had time for, and I think it would be cool to talk shop with people who may have done or are currently doing the same thing. So like I said, have any of you tried stand up before? If so, what experiences have you had, good or bad? And are you still doing it? Last night I uploaded a few youtube videos of my open mic sets, and it'd be great to hear what you think. Here they are, most recent to oldest: EDIT: New link added! Open Mic Night 11-23-11 Open Mic Night 11-16-11 Open Mic Night 11-06-11 My FIRST Open Mic Night ever, 10-19-11 (Since this last video was my first ever attempt at stand up, I have to admit, I was a little nervous and kinda rushed through things a bit more than I intended to.) Anybody else have some videos of yourself doing stand up to share? From all the work I've been putting into this, I'm finding myself on a bit of a comedy kick, and so I'd be excited to check out some other people's sets too!