Good old internet, where would we be without it, eh? In a big fat whopping hole is where! For many it’d make week-day evenings very boring, and for many more it would take away a great resource for making money from home. And there are many more ways in which the internet is useful, even aside from Ebay and the like. Take, for example, the notion that all you need do is type in a few words and you can be watching someone demonstrating something, for example. That’s a really good thing which never used to be even remotely possible. You can learn how to do all kinds of things, from how to skin a fish to how to catch a crocodile. Stand-up comedy has also really benefited from this; now, if you’re a budding comedian you can Watch Comedy Online to your heart’s content. Why is this useful? Obvious really. You can rewind, fast forward and study top comedians'acts and do so in the comfort of your own home. The beauty of this is undoubtedly that you can make notes and practice similar techniques immediately, thus upping your game in a matter of mere minutes. Do either of those things in a comedy club and you’re going to look like a bit of a plonker, no matter how empty the place is.
I’m sure the internet has therefore had a substantial effect on training up the next generation of comedians. In fact, I dread to think how people learnt the tricks of the trade back in the day. Now has never been a better time to learn while sitting on your backside. Using the internet and Youtube, there’s pretty much nothing you can’t become an armchair expert at.