Being a standup and being a comic actor are two very different things. They also call for very different timing.
Actually, I think Jim Norton (whose standup isn't my thing, but I can see why people like it) is a great example. He hit the first half of his big line in the pilot, got a big laugh, and then the second half got all screwy. His timing was off, in other words.
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