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Step by Step to Stand-Up Comedy

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If you think you're funny, and you want others to think so too, this is the book for you! Greg Dean examines the fundamentals of being funny and offers advice on a range of topics, including:
  • writing creative joke material
  • rehearsing and performing routines
  • coping with stage fright
  • dealing with emcees who think they're funnier than you are
  • getting experience
  • and lots more.
Essential for the aspiring comic or the working comedian interested in updating his or her comedy routine, Step by Step to Stand-Up Comedy is the most comprehensive and useful book ever written on the art of the stand-up comedian.

Synopsis:

Essential for the aspiring comic or the working comedian interested in updating his or her comedy routine, Step by Step to Stand-Up Comedy is the most comprehensive and useful book ever written on the art of the stand-up comedian.

Synopsis:

If you think you're funny, this book is for you.

About the Author

Greg Dean is a former Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus clown, a street performer, and a regular at the Comedy Store in Hollywood. Through his popular "Stand-Up Comedy Workshop" at the Santa Monica Playhouse, Dean has worked with many of today's top comics. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

Table of Contents

1. The Secrets of Joke Structure

Joke Writing: The Joke Prospector

What to Write Jokes About: The Joke Prospector

From Funny to Funnier: Improving and Polishing Your Gems

Assembling a Routine

Points of View: Narrator, Self, Character

Rehearsing

Greg Dean's Rehearsal Process

Microphone Technique: Dos and Don'ts

Peak Performance

Fearless Performing

Getting Experience

Making a Good Show Great

Product Details

ISBN:
9780325001791
Foreword:
Allen, Steve
Author:
Allen, Steve
Author:
Dean, Greg
Publisher:
Heinemann Drama
Location:
Portsmouth, NH :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Comedy
Subject:
Stand-up comedy
Subject:
Humor-Comedy Business and Criticism
Subject:
General education.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 00-E005
Publication Date:
20000731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6.1 x 0.43 in 0.65 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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