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Being a great comedian has nothing to do with raw talent or a brilliant sense of humor. Take it from world-class comedian Steve Martin: “You don’t have to have a special gift. I had no special gift,” he explains, “except I loved being on stage, and I loved comedy. And that’s all I had.” If you’re a budding comedian thinking about trying out some open mic nights or comedy clubs, remember that being a comedian is all about hard work and dedication.