Looking for the perfect gifts for stand-up comedians? From a lot of all sorts of ideas, we have chosen only the ones that are the right choice for comedians on your gift list.
Everyone sees stand-up comedians as easy going people, like they don’t have a worry in the world and that everything comes easy for them. What most people don’t know is that before they become those people they probably fought stage fright, fear of judgement and caring too much about what people think about them. This is completely normal if you are a human being. In the end comedy and laughter is truly a priceless gift, so how about helping out the people who want to give us that with surprising them with some gifts for them.
Have a look at some of these thoughtful gifts that could boost their confidence and help them in their pursuit to quit their 9-5 job and kickstart their stand-up comedy career.
Mastering Stand-Up Book
This guide is written for both beginners and professional comedians who are willing to improve themselves. One learns until the very day they die, so it’s never too late to improve and learn something new. The book includes a 12-item “Successful Comedian’s To-Do List” which is guaranteed to teach you everything you need to know about stand-up comedy. A great gift for your friend who is seeking some knowledge to start off.
Digital Voice Recorder
The voice recorder can be considered as a stand-up comedian’s best friend which needs to be always by their side. In this line of work you can’t risk forgetting a killer joke that you came up with while you were on a plane or buss, or in the bathroom or simply anywhere. The mind works in a strange way and you can come up with jokes by accident, which happen more frequently than you might think. Make sure you never forget anything by recording it on the spot.
GoPro Hero Camera
You might wonder why a stand-up comedian would need a camera. Well, lots of reasons actually. This specific camera is more than capable of capturing HD videos and is very easy to carry around. So maybe just recording their sets, or making a demo tape to send for gigs, or just simply filming yourself to watch later as they were a part of the audience to see what needs improving. Its size is the big factor here to consider, because it’s way better than carrying a film crew with you and big equipment. So there are so many reasons to gift a GoPro camera to a stand up comedian on your list.
George Carlin Commemorative Collection
One of the best stand-up comedian George Carlin is certainly a great inspiration for your gift recipient, so you might consider this unique collection as an ideal gift. This DVD, containing all of the legendary comedian’s HBO specials plus hours of bonus material, including Carlin’s posthumous audio release, “I Kinda Like It When a Lotta People Die.” It’s packed with everything he might need to get the feel of being a stand-up comedian, and when he are not in the mood for learning, he can just play the video and have some fun.
How to Write Funny: Step-By-Step Blueprint
After they have perfected the skill of presenting the material and conquering stage fright, it’s time to learn how to write their own content and blowing the audience’s minds with never heard before comedy gold. If you are looking for a perfect way to help them with their career in stand-up comedy, this book is a great idea. The reality is that every skill needs to be learned and practiced, no matter what it is, learning is always the best option instead of looking for shortcuts which never get you very far. Knowledge is never lost, so get to it.
Stand-Up Comedy T-Shirt
This gift could serve you well as a way to show a friend or colleague, who is in the stand-up comedy business, how much you appreciate their passion for comedy. People like to get noticed and appreciated for their passions and gifts that show them that will save you a place in their hearts. So, show your friends that you support their gift of making you laugh by giving back.
Custom Engraved Thoughts Journal
Maybe you’re a bit old-school and are afraid that they could lose their recordings. You can always go back to the most reliable form of taking notes which is well, taking notes. What makes this gift special is that you can have anything engraved on the cover of the journal. Maybe the recipient’s name, or a funny joke, or simply anything that would have meaning to the person receiving the gift. Get creative with it and you can’t miss.
Aqua Notes Waterproof Notepad
We mentioned before that the craziest ideas often come when you’re not expecting them which means that you must be prepared and expect the same with jokes and stand-up comedy material. If they love taking long showers, which most people do, why not slap one of these waterproof notes on the wall and don’t risk waiting to get out of the shower to write the joke down. From now on after receiving this unique present from you they can work on their jokes even when taking showers, how crazy is that. Oh, and don’t worry, a water resistant pencil is included, no excuses.
Scriveiner London Luxury Pen
If you know a stand-up comedian who works too hard to perfect their content why not show them that you are thinking about them and wish to help by giving them this super luxurious pen. It’s the thought that counts in this situation but the pen is no joke. Its super slick design is a great way to show off your success and the feel is even more satisfying. The perfect way to show class and help him write killer content.
A Motivating Swear Word Coloring Book
Whenever anyone finds themselves lacking creativity or motivation they feel down, and it’s a feeling no one wants. A cool way to relieve that feeling and prevent stress is this adult coloring book. It’s filled with motivating quotes that you can read while coloring at the same time. It’s a great way to boost your confidence and get you motivated to keep going. If you know the perfect person for this gift don’t hesitate. Help stand-up comedians in a cool way by gifting them a wonderful and thoughtful gift such as this.
If someone you know find yourselves having a hard time beating that last minute stage fright, this could be a genius way to help with that issue. Not to be misunderstood, this is not intended for illegal use, but as a stand-up comedian you might sometimes need a little boost. Sneaking this into any event is a piece of cake, and anyone who gets this as a gift will surely appreciate it and have a great laugh at the same time. Be sure to surprise your stand up comedian friend with this helpful little gadget.
The Big Lebowski: The Dude Abides
This bundle gift includes some cool things from the classic comedy movie released in 1998, The Big Lebowski. It’s a hilariously quirky comedy-thriller about bowling, avant-garde art, nihilistic Austrians and a guy named . . . the Dude. If you have a friend who has seen it and loves it than there is no reason not to get this for them. It includes an oriental-rug mousepad that “really ties your desk together,” severed big toe—with polish! (rubber), Little Lebowski Urban Achievers Certificate and a 32-page book with trivia and images from the film. The perfect gift for the comedian fan of this movie.
The Cosmic Toolbox: How to Be Funny Even If You’re Not
Another great guide about self improvement is this knowledge filled book. If you want a comedian to be the best at his job, he has to look at how others become successful and that means learning from different people in order to understand different perspectives of the standup business. It simply shows ways to be funny that are proven and to be a waste of their time. Comedians need to test them out and see which suits them best. Everything can be learned, so they know the drill.
Vintage Microphone, Stand-Up T-Shirt
Show him that he is the main man tonight on stage with this great T-Shirt made for being on the stage. The shirt will show the people that he were made for that mic to deliver the funniest content possible and making everyone laugh.
The Comedy Bible
Presented as the “Ultimate How-To Guide” for up and rising stand-up comedians this little work of wonder is said to help them turn their sense of humor into a career, a great one for that matter. Contents such as: how to find your authentic voice for comedy, how to pitch to buyers and negotiate a contract and more are what makes this book a superstar. This gift guaranteed to teach them all sorts of things about the stand-up comedy business and to help them in their pursuit of something more.
Ring Light With Tripod Stand
A perfect use for this gift would be if your stand-up comedian have an online video series, featuring them or anyone who can crack up people with hilarious jokes. Improve the quality of the videos with great lighting. This can help comedians to show that they mean business and help them expand their following. People are there for the quality jokes but they also prefer quality videos too. So make sure a friend has this necessary attribute working for them.