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Judy Carter, guru to aspiring comedy writers and stand-up comics, tells all about the biz of being funny and writing funny in this bright, entertaining, and totally practical guide on how to draw humor from your life and turn it into a career.andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;Do you think youand#8217;re funny? Do you want to turn your sense of humor into a career? If the answer is yes, then Judy Carterand#8217;s andlt;Iandgt;The Comedy Bibleandlt;/Iandgt; is for you. The guru to aspiring stand-up comics provides the complete scoop on beingand#8212;and writingand#8212;funny for money.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;If youand#8217;ve got a sense of humor, you can learn to make a career out of comedy, says Judy Carter. Whether itand#8217;s creating a killer stand-up act, writing a spec sitcom, or providing jokes for radio or one-liners for greeting cards, Carter provides step-by-step instructions in andlt;Iandgt;The Comedy Bible.andlt;/Iandgt; She helps readers first determine which genre of comedy writing or performing suits them best and then directs them in developing, refining, and selling their work. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Using the hands-on workbook format that was so effective in her bestselling first book, andlt;Iandgt;Stand-Up Comedy: The Book,andlt;/Iandgt; Carter offers a series of day-by-day exercises that draw on her many years as a successful stand-up comic and the head of a nationally known comedy school. Also included are practical tips and advice from todayand#8217;s top comedy professionalsand#8212;from Bernie Brillstein to Christopher Titus to Richard Lewis. She presents the pros and cons of the various comedy fieldsand#8212;stand-up, script, speech and joke writing, one-person shows, humor essaysand#8212;and shows how to tailor your material for each. She teaches how to find your and#8220;authenticand#8221; voiceand#8212;the true source of comedy. And, perhaps most important, Carter explains how to take a finished product to the next leveland#8212;making moneyand#8212;by pitching it to a buyer and negotiating a contract. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Written in Carterand#8217;s unique, take-no-prisoners voice, andlt;Iandgt;The Comedy Bibleandlt;/Iandgt; is practical, inspirational, and funny.

Synopsis:

Do you think you're funny?

Do you want to turn your sense of humor into a career?

If the answer is yes, then Judy Carter's The Comedy Bible is for you. The guru to aspiring stand-up comics provides the complete scoop on being — and writing — funny for money.

If you've got a sense of humor, you can learn to make a career out of comedy, says Judy Carter. Whether it's creating a killer stand-up act, writing a spec sitcom, or providing jokes for radio or one-liners for greeting cards, Carter provides step-by-step instructions in The Comedy Bible. She helps readers first determine which genre of comedy writing or performing suits them best and then directs them in developing, refining, and selling their work.

Using the hands-on workbook format that was so effective in her bestselling first book, Stand-Up Comedy: The Book, Carter offers a series of day-by-day exercises that draw on her many years as a successful stand-up comic and the head of a nationally known comedy school. Also included are practical tips and advice from today's top comedy professionals — from Bernie Brillstein to Christopher Titus to Richard Lewis. She presents the pros and cons of the various comedy fields — stand-up, script, speech and joke writing, one-person shows, humor essays — and shows how to tailor your material for each. She teaches how to find your "authentic" voice — the true source of comedy. And, perhaps most important, Carter explains how to take a finished product to the next level — making money — by pitching it to a buyer and negotiating a contract.

Written in Carter's unique, take-no-prisoners voice, The Comedy Bible is practical, inspirational, and funny.

Synopsis:

The guru to aspiring comedic writers and stand-up comics offers the scoop on being--and writing--funny: inside tips on how to turn humor from your life into a career.

About the Author

Judy Carter has appeared in clubs across the country, as well as on many TV shows, has coached over 5,000 comics in comedy workshops, and has brought her message of "turning problems into punch lines" to Fortune 500 companies. She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and on Oprah. Carter's other talents include snowboarding and making stuffed matzo balls. She lives in her native California, in Venice Beach. The above picture is not retouched...because they didn't have that technology at the time it was taken.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743201254
Author:
Carter, Judy
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Wit and humor
Subject:
Form - Parodies
Subject:
Comedy
Subject:
Stand-up comedy
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Wit and humor -- Authorship.
Subject:
Humor-Comedy Business and Criticism
Subject:
comedy school; comedy classes; new york comedy shows; comedy classes online;humor; comedy; writing course; writing help; stand up; stand-up; stand up comedy dvd; how to write a movie script; screenwriting contests; how to write a screenplay book; creative
Subject:
comedy school; comedy classes; new york comedy shows; comedy classes online;humor; comedy; writing course; writing help; stand up; stand-up; stand up comedy dvd; how to write a movie script; screenwriting contests; how to write a screenplay book; creative
Subject:
comedy school; comedy classes; new york comedy shows; comedy classes online;humor; comedy; writing course; writing help; stand up; stand-up; stand up comedy dvd; how to write a movie script; screenwriting contests; how to write a screenplay book; creative
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
book 6
Publication Date:
September 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
27 b-w photos
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 20.65 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Do you think you're funny?

Do you want to turn your sense of humor into a career?

If the answer is yes, then Judy Carter's The Comedy Bible is for you. The guru to aspiring stand-up comics provides the complete scoop on being — and writing — funny for money.

If you've got a sense of humor, you can learn to make a career out of comedy, says Judy Carter. Whether it's creating a killer stand-up act, writing a spec sitcom, or providing jokes for radio or one-liners for greeting cards, Carter provides step-by-step instructions in The Comedy Bible. She helps readers first determine which genre of comedy writing or performing suits them best and then directs them in developing, refining, and selling their work.

Using the hands-on workbook format that was so effective in her bestselling first book, Stand-Up Comedy: The Book, Carter offers a series of day-by-day exercises that draw on her many years as a successful stand-up comic and the head of a nationally known comedy school. Also included are practical tips and advice from today's top comedy professionals — from Bernie Brillstein to Christopher Titus to Richard Lewis. She presents the pros and cons of the various comedy fields — stand-up, script, speech and joke writing, one-person shows, humor essays — and shows how to tailor your material for each. She teaches how to find your "authentic" voice — the true source of comedy. And, perhaps most important, Carter explains how to take a finished product to the next level — making money — by pitching it to a buyer and negotiating a contract.

Written in Carter's unique, take-no-prisoners voice, The Comedy Bible is practical, inspirational, and funny.

"Synopsis" by , The guru to aspiring comedic writers and stand-up comics offers the scoop on being--and writing--funny: inside tips on how to turn humor from your life into a career.
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