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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.
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
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.