Quote by Franklyn Ajaye:


In addition to listening to the audience’s laugh, you want to listen to their silence. Is it bored or interested silence? The silence is quieter and filled with energy when they’re interested. You can hear a pin drop. When they’re bored, you can always hear it.

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Franklyn Ajaye is an American stand-up comedian and actor. His nickname is "The Jazz Comedian" for his distinctive jazz inflected style of delivery, timing, and astute use of silence. His name is sometimes wrongly spelled as Franklin Ajaye.

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