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Three-time Emmy Award-winner Gene Perret's ""Comedy Writing Step by Step"" has been the manual for humor writers for 25 years. In this new book, his first update, Perret offers readers a treasure trove of guidelines and suggestions covering a broad range of comedy writing situations, along with many all-important insights into the selling of one's work. Perret covers all aspects of comedy writing in his uniquely knowledgeable and anecdotal fashion.

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This guide to comedy writing focuses on the basics of joke telling. Perret explains the skills needed and describes comedy as a hobby, second income, and career. Writing exercises are provided, as well as advice on how to write monologues and jokes, how to engage an audience, sketch and sitcom writing, and building a career. Updated and revised, this edition contains a new chapter discussing the question of when success will occur and more examples from current writers. Perret was Bob Hope's chief joke writer for 12 years and has written for a variety of comedians and television shows, including The Carol Burnett Show and Three's Company. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781884956669
Subtitle:
Revised and Updated with Words of Instruction, Encouragement, and Inspiration from Legends of the Comedy Profession
Author:
Perret, Gene
Foreword by:
Medeiros, Joe
Foreword by:
Burnett, Carol
Foreword:
Burnett, Carol
Foreword:
Medeiros, Joe
Author:
Medeiros, Joe
Author:
Burnett, Carol
Publisher:
Quill Driver Books
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Wit and humor
Subject:
Comedy
Subject:
Wit and humor -- Authorship.
Subject:
Humor-Comedy Business and Criticism
Edition Description:
Revised ed.
Publication Date:
20070601
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
267
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb

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