As part of our series Pro Tool, we’re looking for that must-have device in your line of work, be it a pair of scissors, notebook, or shoes.
The fifth item in our series? A microphone.
Professional: Harrison Greenbaum, stand up comedian based in New York City.
Pro Tool: Shure 58 microphone.
Why it’s a Pro Tool: “We have our microphone stand, our microphone, maybe a stool with some water. It’s the only thing we have to use and it’s how [the audience] is hearing us. If it doesn’t work, the whole thing is off.”
Greenbaum explains how to drop the mic like a professional:
Greenbaum explains how comedians use the mic, stand, and stool to punctuate their performances:
Chris Rock demonstrates the mic drop: