Stand up comedy is a form of entertainment that combines scripted jokes, improvisation, and music. It is often the first step to becoming a professional comedian.
A typical stand up comedy shows consists of two or three comedians performing sets for an audience at a club or theater venue. Each comedian has their setlist, which they perform in order during their allotted time slot before moving on to the next comedian’s slot. The length of each stand up can vary from anywhere between 5 to 15 minutes, with most stand ups being around 10 minutes long.