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Comedians typically develop an overall structure for their act, and also create an on-stage personality that they will use and keep consistent throughout the show. They also write and perform their own material. However, more established comedians may work with one, or a team, of writers. Within the structure of the act, comedians tell jokes, amusing stories, or do some slapstick. They also reference political happenings and trending news, so it is important to keep up to date with current events. A comedian needs to be able to interact with the audience and be able to deal with both positive and negative feedback. Capturing the attention of the audience is key, and so is being able to adapt and/or improvise in order to respond to the audience’s reaction.