Politeness is important. Here are my favorite polite comments to offer, especially to stand-up comedians.
“You looked like you had a lot of fun up there!”
“Wow, you’re really committed to that material!”
“You’ve got…a lot of energy.”
“I don’t care how many times I hear ’em, I love those jokes!”
“You got more laughs than it sounded like.”
“That’s right, screw ’em! You keep doing what YOU think is funny.”
“You’re so brave to get up and do that!”
“You…and I mean this…you do more with less than anyone in this scene!”
“I sure admire your persistence! Keep it up!