A comedian is somebody who provides others with amusement or enjoyment. A comedian is a word that can be used to describe someone who is good to be around, who amuses you or makes you laugh. But being a comedian can also be a professional job. They perform in shows called stand up, where they stand before an audience and tell jokes and other funny stories. Sometimes comedians can be bad and the resort to stereotypical and often offensive humor to be funny. But there are great new comedians, like Hannah Gadsby, who is smart and political, and absolutely hilarious.
Stand-up comedy can be intimidating and daunting. You can get into stand-up comedy by taking a comedy class to get accustomed to being on stage and gain experience with joke writing as well as comedic structure. It is also recommended to perform at open mics to find your comedic voice.
Starting comedians get paid an average of $14.04 per hour in the United States. This pay is variable depending on the experience level of the comedian. Top-level comedians earn more than $84,185 per year while comedians that are just starting in the field may earn up to $22,027 per year.
Currently, the richest comedian in the world is Jerry Seinfeld, who is called the ‘King of Comedy’. Jerry Seinfeld has a net worth of $950 million, has starred in various shows like Frankie on Benson and the Tonight Show, and co-created the famous television series, Seinfeld, with Larry David.