DTI - Dress To Impress
When you're onstage you should look your best.
The only thing more intimidating than the stage itself is the mirror. Most comedians get nervous about their appearance and spend hours, days, and weeks learning how to dress, how to apply makeup, and how to style their hair before taking the stage.
A stand up comedy show is an event that is special for most people.
Stand up comedy can be a great way to learn how to be a better person, but that doesn't mean it's easy. Audiences are harder to please than they ever have been, and they expect more from you than they do from the average celebrity. If you want to be the next big thing in the comedy world, it's time to toughen up and get serious.
And most people expect to see people trying to look their best at special events.
Everyone wants to look their best at an event. The most important event in your life will be the one that you have to attend, whether it's an interview, a business meeting, a party or a high stakes comedy gig. You don't want to be the last person to arrive and the first person to leave; you need to be on top of your game. You can't afford to have a sloppy appearance, so make sure you have a close eye on your appearance, whether it be for the first time or for the millionth time.
You would not show up to a friend's wedding in sweat pants or old torn up jeans.
You are probably going to be asked to do a lot of hard things during in your life, so why not do something that you're good at? There are a few things that you can do to feel good about yourself and prepare for the day, and one of them is working on your appearance.
Don't show up to your gig looking like a slob.
Every aspiring stand-up comes to a point where they realize that looking like a slob is impacting their career. The truth of the matter is, nobody wants to hire a comedian who looks like they just got up and rolled out of bed
Always try to dress a notch or two above what the audience is wearing.
When you get up in front of a group of people, most of the time you have to look good. Whether it's a special occasion or a just a night out with your friends, there is always the concern that you will show up to the party in sweat pants or torn up jeans. You get up there, or even just walk across the street to get to a friend's house, and they will see you. But, that won't be the case when you are on stage. You want to look as good as you possibly can while you are on stage. That is why you want to make sure you have a good stage outfit.
You don't have to wear a tuxedo or evening gown (although it probably wouldn't hurt), but spend some time and effort to make make the best impression possible.
There are many things you can do to make it easier for people to appreciate your jokes and make you look good on stage, but the most important is actually being funny. If you're funny and look good on stage, you can rest assured that you'll be appreciated for both.
Avoid wearing funny t-shirts, crazy hats, or other clothing that might distract the audience from giving their full attention to your act (unless the costume is part of your act.)
In comedy, appearance is everything. The right look can make all the difference between a dull and dry show and one that you can’t wait to see again. If you’re a comedian, you want to look sharp and smart when you step on stage. This might mean wearing suits, a slick t-shirt, or a retro pajama set. It might mean donning a cool hat to complete your look. Whatever the case, you want to look good on stage.
Looking professional is a big part of being professional.
To wrap things up, I would say that it's important to look your best when you are on stage. You never know who is watching. With the advice from this article, you'll be able to look the part of the professional comedian, no matter where you are.
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