Comedic Composition: Analyzing Each Aspect of Creating a Comedy Album

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Introduction:

Every artist's dream is to have the world see their craft. For some, a canvas is their medium; for some, it's a stage to dance on. For comedians, the album is that blank slate to craft into their own. A comedian is given a recording opportunity and told to fill a certain period of time with their jokes. Every comic dreams of releasing an album; only few go out and reach that goal. I made my topic of interest stand-up comedy. This led directly into the making of a stand-up comedy album. I wasn't just going to go out, find some poor quality recorder and then record a low caliber album in front of 15 people. I wanted to put the best grade album out that I possibly could, as a high school senior. For me, this topic interests
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Then work on the cover art and make available to the public.(Marley) The Comedy Connection and The Gold Room in Portland are the two comedy clubs I plan on sending the album to as they are in state and are in reasonable markets.(Donahue.) From there I plan on asking them to promote the album with a link to my comedy page on Facebook. Using all possible forms of advertising is the best way to advertise for a comedy show. Posters, social media, free advertising and word of mouth are all accepted and proven ways to advertise. (Marley) A comedy album is no different than advertising for a business, you want everyone to hear about and anyway you can do it is good. No one offers advice on how to get good feedback because it's a general opinion that feedback isn't a good way to get a beat on how people like it. Bob Marley suggested instead, keeping track of how the album sells, or in my case, how many people listen to the album.

Synthesis and Results:

When I first sat down and started planning the album, I set the date for November 15th. I planned on holding the recording at Nostalgia Tavern in Kingfield. After setting up my temporary plans, I talked to Bill Higgins, the owner of Nostalgia Tavern. I got his permission to use Nostalgia Tavern as the venue to record my album on November 15th. The venue had the needed equipment to cover the live part of show. On October 3rd, I officially started advertising for the show. I used

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