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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Comedy Writing (Complete Idiot's Guides)

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Publisher Comments:

Comedy is serious business-and serious money. In this guide, comedian, writer, and teacher Jim Mendrinos explains the principles of comedy and how to apply them to forms from stand-up to sitcoms- including fiction, film, speeches, articles, essays, and more. He also includes exercises designed to hone the craft, break through writer's block, and tailor a piece to its intended audience.

Synopsis:

Comedy is serious business--and serious money--with the help of this book. Comedian Mendrinos includes exercises designed to hone the craft, break through writer's block, and tailor a piece to its intended audience.

About the Author

James Mendrinos is a New York-based writer and comedian and long time comedy writing teacher for the Gotham Writer’s Workshops. He is a former touring stand-up comic, working with Chris Rock, Colin Quinn, and Sam Kinison, and has appeared on Comedy Central. He was the sole writer for USA Network Presents: The Problem Child, starring Gilbert Gottfried, and has written and contributed to numerous other network projects for MTV, NBC, and more. He is also an active writer for film and stage, including many film options and over 60 stage productions in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592572311
Other:
Mendrinos, James
Publisher:
Alpha Books
Author:
Mendrinos, James
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
Comedy
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Humor-Comedy Business and Criticism
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Complete Idiot's Guides
Publication Date:
20040731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.06x7.32x.77 in. 1.12 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Acting
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Screenwriting
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Comedy Business and Criticism
Reference » Writing » General
Reference » Writing » Screenplays

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