Stand-up comedy advice from Jimmy Fallon

While Jimmy Fallon and his Tonight Show crew filmed a week of shows in Orlando last month, they took out some time to open up the ol’ viewer mailbag, and Fallon answered a question about his biggest fears when he was just starting out as a stand-up comedian.

Would you believe he said bombing?

Fallon said you have to learn to not fear the fear of bombing, but instead, to embrace it.

Roll the clip!

Coincidentally or not, when Fallon says you can ask any comedian for his or her worst gig bombing story, he and his show already have followed through on that — with the show’s backstage webseries, “Worst I Ever Bombed.”

You can check out their playlist of at least two dozen comedians telling their stories of worst-ever bombs onstage:

Sean L. McCarthy

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