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stand-up

1. (of comedy or a comedian) performed or performing solo
2. Informal (of a boxer) having an aggressive style without much leg movement
3. a stand-up comedian
4. stand-up comedy
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It's unrealistic to expect comics to write a new set every week or even every couple of months but more frequent freshening up would steer certain stand-ups away from the danger of going stale.
Today, he's been in the business some 30 years, performing stand-up as well as teaching it, and adding big-and small-screen credits along the way, from Car Wash and Hollywood Shuffle at the movies to In Living Color and Politically Incorrect on TV.
HBO's Drop Dead Gorgeous (A Tragi-Comedy): The Power of HIV-Positive Thinking is an unusual amalgam that might be called stand-up autobiography.
The stand-ups are the latest incarnation of the partnership, which has developed significantly since Coach Shula was fitted for hearing aids several months ago at a HEARx center in Aventura, Florida.
Graham Ramsay of promoters Ten Feet Tall, said: "Gently unassuming and modest, Jeremy is absolutely fresh as a daisy, sharp as a tack, and still one of the best stand-ups you'll see this side of anywhere.
In fact, he's one of the few stand-ups capable of making me actually cry, so my hopes for Thursday's opening night of his Much A-Stew About Nothing tour were high.
Donna-Lisa Healy has photographed stand-ups including Jack Dee, John Bishop and Rich Hall for the exhibition at Sunderland University's Priestman Building.
The brainchild of Dave Parton and Ruth Hine, the aim of the club is to stage the best stand-ups currently working the comedy circuit at affordable prices.
The brainchild of Dangerfields mainstay Andrew Johnston, Mirthathon is a plot to bring together 100 stand-ups from all over Ireland to keep punters laughing for 12 hours.
Omid Djalili @ St David's Hall, Cardiff (Thursday), Grand Theatre, Swansea (Saturday) * BEST known to Russell Crowe fans as the bloke who sold Ollie Reed a load of "queer camels" in Gladiator, Omid The Unpronounceable has fast become the best British-Iranian comedian stand-ups in the UK.
The comedian has been ranked number 10 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.
But what has made those stand-ups tackle such a difficult career?