How much earn stand-up comedians ?

In the Yorkshire Evening Post of 10 November 1917, the “Stage Gossip” column described the career of Finlay Dunn. The article states Dunn played “as what he calls ‘a stand-up comedian'”. This usage is more convincing than the 1911 review of Nellie Perrier, as, although performing as a comedy piano act for most of his career, a favoured strand included joking about his large physical size, described as “good buffoonery in evening dress, with no accessories whatever”, and, while the article was published in 1917, it refers to an earlier phase of his career.