Jacob Cano Stand Up Comedian

Stand-up comedy is often perceived as a solo journey, and this notion is reinforced by the experiences shared by comedians like Jacob on the Zack Lyman Podcast.  Stand-up comedy differs from improv in that it is a solo performance where the comedian is solely responsible for creating and delivering their material.

In the podcast, Jacob Cano describes his initial experience with stand-up comedy as nerve-wracking and challenging. He recalls feeling the pressure of being alone on stage, with no team to rely on for support or to help save a joke that falls flat. This sense of isolation can be intimidating for new comedians, especially those who are used to the collaborative nature of improv.

The solo nature of stand-up comedy also means that comedians have to rely on their own wit, creativity, and stage presence to connect with the audience. They must be able to read the room, adjust their material on the fly, and maintain their composure even when faced with silence or hecklers. This requires a certain level of confidence, resilience, and self-reliance that not everyone possesses. Comedians like Jacob continue to navigate the ups and downs of stand-up comedy, finding humor and camaraderie along the way.

Jacob Cano In The Big Laugh TV Show

Jacob was also recently featured in the TV Show The Big Laugh that is now available on Amazon Prime and Tubi.  Here is episode one that is free on The Big Laugh’s YouTube Channel.


Jacob Cano Improv

Improv and stand-up comedy are two distinct forms of comedic expression that offer different experiences for performers. On the Zack Lyman Podcast comedian Jacob Cano discusses his love for both improv and stand-up, highlighting the unique aspects of each form. He describes improv as a fun and collaborative experience, where performers engage in wacky bits and enjoy the camaraderie of working with others on stage. On the other hand, stand-up comedy is portrayed as a more solitary and challenging endeavor that requires writing and refining jokes to elicit laughter from an audience.

stand up comedian jacob cano from the tv show The Big Laugh

Jacob’s perspective on improv being fun and stand-up being rewarding reflects the different dynamics and goals of each form of comedy. Improv allows for spontaneity, creativity, and teamwork, as performers feed off each other’s energy and ideas to create comedic scenes on the spot. The joy of improvising and the thrill of not knowing what will happen next can make improv a highly enjoyable and engaging experience for performers.

Practice and persistence pay off.

The podcast also highlights the importance of practice and persistence in honing one’s craft, whether it be in comedy, writing, or any other creative endeavor. Zack Lyman discuss how taking classes and workshops can provide a foundation of skills, but true growth comes from putting in the work, writing, performing, and refining one’s craft over time. They acknowledge that not every joke or sketch will land, but it’s through trial and error that they are able to improve and develop a sense of what works and what doesn’t.


Jacob Cano Stand Up Comedian And Writer

The conversation with Jacob Cano also touches on the idea of being open to feedback and willing to adapt and change. The hosts share their experiences of sticking with jokes or sketches that ultimately don’t work, and the importance of being able to recognize when something isn’t resonating with an audience. This willingness to pivot and try new things is essential in the creative process, as it allows for growth and improvement.

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