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There are no set educational standards for comedians. The
overriding requirement is to be funny. Comedians should also have a
love of performing and a strong desire to make people laugh. A
comedian should obviously have good communication skills and be
able to write material in a succinct and humorous manner. It is
also necessary to have a strong stage presence. Often, budding
comedians will take English and composition classes, as well as
speech and acting courses, to help develop skills in these areas.
Accounting and bookkeeping skills are also helpful, as comedians
often prepare their own financial records.
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