Some facts about stand up comedy

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  • There are over 100,000 comedians working today.
  • Stand-Up Comedy's roots came from Vaudeville around the 1900's.
  • Lenny Bruce was the first comedian to break down the barriers of free speech in stand-up comedy.
  • Seinfeld would rewrite his jokes at least 50 times before settling on the correct version.
  • Stand-up comedy material is often separated into "old-school" (word-based comedy) and "new-school" (performance-based) comedy.
  • The top 3 comedians of all time, as compiled by Comedy Central, is Richard Pryor, George Carlin, and Lenny Bruce.
  • All 3 comedians changed the stand-up comedy industry in their own way (rather than simply excelling at the current way of writing and performing).

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