Burn It Down and Start Again: 4 Comics Who Threw Out Their Material and Reinvented Themselves

Throwing out material is a frightening prospect for any entertainer. For some performers it can take years to compile a half-hour show. Especially in comedy, recycled material can feel reheated quickly; it ends careers of comedians who refuse to change their once popular, soon hackneyed material … Throwing out material is daunting, but it’s a technique to get better and learn about what you want as a performer. Here are four comedians who realized they needed to start from zero, from nothing, in order to improve.

Burn It Down and Start Again: 4 Comics Who Threw Out Their Material and Reinvented Themselves

Throwing out material is a frightening prospect for any entertainer. For some performers it can take years to compile a half-hour show. Especially in comedy, recycled material can feel reheated quickly; it ends careers of comedians who refuse to change their once popular, soon hackneyed material … Throwing out material is daunting, but it’s a technique to get better and learn about what you want as a performer. Here are four comedians who realized they needed to start from zero, from nothing, in order to improve.

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1960’s Pythons: ‘Do Not Adjust your Set’
David Jason, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle

signsofthe60s:

1960’s Pythons: ‘Do Not Adjust your Set’

David Jason, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle

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The Lonely Island movie is on its way, and it’s produced by Judd Apatow.

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