How To Start Online Comedy Skit Videos In Nigeria. In this article, I will walk you through on How To Become A Successful Skit Maker, An Online Comedian In Nigeria And Make Millions. Kindly ready in-between the lines so you won’t miss any vital information.
Before we start, i want to give you hint of what comedy is all about, alot of people fail because they do not know what they are starting is all about, You need to know the meaning of Comedy, have passion for it, make it part of you if you really want to be successful in skit/comedy making and make alot of money.
We all know that Comedy is a genre of fiction that consists of discourses or works intended to be humorous or amusing by inducing laughter, especially in theatre, film, stand-up comedy, television, radio, books, or any other entertainment medium.
Comedies are amusing and entertaining works of writing that are written for the purpose of evoking positive reactions from the audience.
You may be asking; how can I start comedy video when I can’t even amuse a child? Well! You can always learn but it is more advantageous with persons who are humorous by nature. It mustn’t be about acting videos only; you can be talking on videos just like I did when I started uploading videos on YouTube. If you cannot be a solo comedian on social media then team up with others. There are persons of like minds searching for who to partner with. We have comedy business school where you can apply and learn how to joke. Check online for their address.
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Table Of Contents
- 1 How to Start Comedy/skit Making Business
- 2 How to Make Money With Comedy Video
- 3 How to shoot comedy video
- 4 How to make comedy script
- 5 How To Become a Successful Comedian In Nigeria
- 6 Conclusion
How to Start Comedy/skit Making Business
You can be a comedy script writer marketing videos for producers. This is how some online comedians started before upgrading to producers.
There are so many ways to start making money from comedy video/script
To promote your videos there are many means to market your them, such as; Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Blog, Twitter etc.
Next to website in blogging is Instagram, you can actually blog on Instagram. This is a new platform for upcoming bloggers. People are wrecking millions from Instagram comedy example are; MrFunny(Sabinus), Sydneytalker, Nastyblaq, Crasecrown and Lasisis Elenu, etc.
How to Make Money With Comedy Video
Create videos and optimize them on Facebook. You can advertise them to get more audience provided your jokes are top notch, you will get good views.
Blogging is one of the ways to start your comedy business. There are many niches in blogging, chose your own as a comedian and start uploading videos, post scripts etc. It is very important to have a YouTube channel. Uploading on YouTube and also placing the link in your blog will make you rank in two ways on google. Also put the link on your Facebook or Instagram handles to direct traffic to your blog. You can use your blog for affiliate marketing, sale products for additional money.
The same way you upload videos in other social media is how you can upload on twitter. But you have to follow other popular comedians, like and comment. From your comment people will open your profile if they are intelligent from there you will start getting followers.
Making money from YouTube is very easy, all you need to do is to upload your comedy videos on your channel. This can be possible if you have an android phone, a laptop and a digital camera. After uploading look for a way to generate views by sharing it in other social media platforms. You must use the right keywords so your video can rank. Always search for knowledge in other to be current.
5. How to make money from comedy on Instagram
You can easily get many followers to watch your video whenever you upload them on Instagram. People online comedians started from Instagram before adding other social media handle. Instagram is doing well like website and people are seeing it to be a good place to blog.
How to shoot comedy video
- Purchase your filming tools; android phones, video recorder, camera
- Add popular funny figures; figures are usually used to enhance jokes. Watch comedy videos to identify popular props and add them to you video as you like.
- Make your video short so that people will always look forward to it
- Edit the video after filming to remove unwanted scenes or mistakes.
How to make comedy script
Write scripts and share to friends and family if they think they are funny you go ahead to produce them. Look for tips from producers who write comedy, do not over exaggerate or overuse jokes. Some comedians are in the habit of repeating other peoples jokes verbatim they don’t have nothing to add to it or modify in anyway. Why keep recycling viral jokes? Avoid joking about controversial issues or negativity in other not to attract wrong attention. You can joke about; mannequin challenge, epic fail, pranks etc
Make sure you watch videos from people who are succeeding in the industry to know what is working and what is not. It will help you draw your pattern and build your personality around that. Let your video be a two-way thing, create space for dialogue.
How To Become a Successful Comedian In Nigeria
1. Be on track.
You should always know what you want to do in life. It should also be noted that not everyone that makes people laugh has the potential of been a stand up comedian though it’s unarguably a great way to start. If you always find yourself making people laugh especially those that don’t know you that means you are getting closer to your dream and obviously taking the step in the right direction.
You need to always practice constantly so as to be able to develop yourself and impress your audience very well it’s not always easy to think of something funny to say to your audience quickly as it requires constant rehearsal most especially when you are new to the act. Try to be consistent as this would also enable you to get better.
3. Don’t be discouraged.
Most times, you will get on the stage and tell jokes to a crowd that wouldn’t laugh at all, this could be disheartening and demoralizing. It might be that the comic’s rhythm is isn’t good enough or the crowd isn’t feeling the show probably because they are distracted. This shouldn’t discourage you but instead make you more determined and also learn a few things like helping you jettison materials that aren’t working and most importantly learning how to manage your shows.
You should also know that “bombing” as its widely called can happen to a comedian or stage performer anytime so one should be prepared to overcome situations like that and never allow them to weigh you down.
There are so many challenges that you need to overcome while building your career as a comedian just like the one i explained above. Another one is what we call “booing or heckling”. You might find yourself telling a joke on the stage and some persons’ from the audience might start saying discouraging or abusive words to you, you don’t need to listen to them as its one of the criticism you are bound to face in your career. All you have to do is tell them to shut them up politely so that those that are interested can concentrate. There is absolutely no need to start exchanging words with them as this can affect your relationship with your fans.
5. Media Publicity.
Since the social media is a great platform to reach a wider range of audience, it is advisable to use this medium to boost yourself. You could get a camera and organize few of your friends to shoot a comedy skit and upload on various social media platforms. You should always ensure that the videos are short, concise and brief while making sure that the message is passed.
6. Be professional.
It is important you find your own style of comedy and develop it. Instead of imitating of others, you should just learn from them and use the knowledge to enhance your skill. You should do something that’s going to make you stand out among so many comedians and increase your fan base. Also endeavor you have a professional stage name that makes you unique and different from others.
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Gone are the days where you have to go about shows and programs entertaining people before you can make money as a stand-up comedian. How to promote your comedy skit, use all social media available to promote your work. There are many ways to make money online and comedy script is one of them. You can make millions from comedy/skit making.
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