We surveyed 239 comedians to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical comedian. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a comedian?



Working as a comedian typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a comedian?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a comedian typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a comedian?



It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as a comedian.


Do comedians work full-time or part-time?

16% of comedians work in full-time roles while 84% work part-time.