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Words Related to Performing Arts - Stand-up Comedy

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one-liner
[noun]
a one-line joke
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shtick
[noun]
(Yiddish) a contrived and often used bit of business that a performer uses to steal attention
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comedy club
[noun]
a venue where comedians perform stand-up comedy routines to a live audience
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stump speech
[noun]
political oratory
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master of ceremonies
[noun]
the host and organizer of a public event who introduces acts and ensures the smooth flow of activities
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straight face
[noun]
a facial expression that shows no sign of amusement or emotion, often used in comedy to maintain a serious or deadpan demeanor
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crowd work
[noun]
the practice of a performer engaging with and interacting with the audience during a live performance, often in a comedic or improvisational manner
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joke theft
[noun]
the act of plagiarizing or stealing jokes or comedic material from another comedian without giving proper credit or permission
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hack
[noun]
a comedian who relies on tired, overused, or clichéd material, often resulting in unoriginal or predictable jokes
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tight five
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a well-rehearsed and polished set of five minutes of material that a comedian can perform reliably in front of an audience
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blue material
[noun]
comedy content that contains explicit, vulgar, or risqué language, themes, or topics that are considered more provocative, edgy, or offensive in nature
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gag
[noun]
a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
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heckler
[noun]
someone who tries to embarrass you with gibes and questions and objections
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in-joke
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a joke that is appreciated only by members of some particular group of people
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joke
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something a person says that is intended to make others laugh
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