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Comedy Writing Secrets: How to Think Funny, Write Funny, Act Funny and Get Paid for It

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The Only Handbook for Humor Writers

What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.

-Steve Martin

Become the funniest person in the room With Comedy Writing Secrets, 2nd edition, you can master the fundamentals of humor writing and turn your comedic talent into a well-paying pursuit.

For more than a decade, Comedy Writing Secrets has been giving aspiring comedians a leg up on the competition. In this expanded new edition, Mel Helitzer, named the funniest professor in the country by Rolling Stone magazine, and funnyman Mark Shatz pack in even more insight and instruction, including:

Humor writing exercises to punch up your jokes

Extra information on writing for sitcoms and stand-up

Comedic brainstorming techniques using associations and listings

Exclusive tips for writing humor for specific markets like editorials, columns, speeches, advertising, greeting cards, t-shirts, and more

Tap into your comedic genius with Comedy Writing Secrets, 2nd edition, and you'll always leave ?em laughing

Book News Annotation:

To help readers turn comedy into cash, this guide provides humor writing exercises, information on writing for sitcoms and stand-up, brainstorming techniques using associations and listings, and tips for writing humor for specific markets, such as editorials, speeches, advertising, and greeting cards. This second edition has been expanded and, best of all, includes more jokes from famous stage and print comedians.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

To help readers turn comedy into cash, this guide provides humor writing exercises, information on writing for sitcoms and stand-up, brainstorming techniques using associations and listings, and tips for writing humor for specific markets, such as editorials, speeches, advertising, and greeting cards. This second edition has been expanded and, best of all, includes more jokes from famous stage and print comedians. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Now revised, this comprehensive guide to writing, selling and performing all types of comedy includes comments, advice, gags and routines from top comics. Aspiring comics can learn how to sharpen their comedic talent and turn it into a well-paying pursuit.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781582973579
With:
Shartz, Mark
Publisher:
F & W Media
With:
Shartz, Mark
Author:
Helitzer, Mel
Author:
Helitzer, Melvin
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Wit and humor
Subject:
Comedy
Subject:
Wit and humor -- Authorship.
Subject:
Humor-Comedy Business and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
342
Dimensions:
9.02x6.06x.99 in. 1.17 lbs.

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