01/08/2016 1:15 PM IST | Updated 01/08/2016 2:01 PM IST

This Very Awkward Comedian Trying To Do Stand-Up Is Unbelievably Hilarious

Please laugh.

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Stand-up comedians get nervous too.

Ask any stand-up comedian about their first time on stage and they will tell you how disastrous it was. As it turns out, the audience can smell fear. True story.

In a new video, Rohan Desai hilariously demonstrates how stand-up comedians have a few tricks up their sleeves...or on paper. He follows the much tried-and-tested methods and moves from one trick to the next, only to discover how terrible he is.

Right from awkwardly looking at a cue card...

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... to addressing the crowd ...

Rohan Desai/ YouTube

...to insult comedy ...

Rohan Desai/ YouTube

... things do not go as planned.

Although the whole 'nervous and awkward comedian' act isn't exactly new, Rohan Desai, performing in front of a crowd in Melbourne, Australia, pulls it off quite admirably. Watch the video here.