The Everything Guide to Comedy Writing

The Everything Guide to Comedy Writing

From Stand-up to Sketch, All You Need to Succeed in the World of Comedy

Book - 2009
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A resource for aspiring comedy writers explains how to tap personal experiences for a wealth of material, providing skill-building exercises and inside information covering such topics as developing characters, polishing a stand-up routine, and preparing comic scenes. Original.

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With this guide, aspiring comics will learn to navigate the complex world of comedy writing. Discover how to tap into your natural sense of humor through real-life examples and hands-on skill-building exercises. Learn the best ways to come up with ideas and write comedy that gets laughs--every time! Mike Bent, an accomplished stand-up comedian and teacher, provides the inside scoop on techniques to jump-start your comedy writing career, including how to:
  • Develop comic characters for sketches and scenes
  • Create and polish a standup routine
  • Write for TV and movies
  • Use the web to advance your comedy career

Everyone loves a comedian. But breaking into this tough field is no laughing matter. After sharpening your comedy-writing skills with this practical (and funny!) guide, you'll feel comfortable adding humor to everyday situations and may even take a chance on your dream job in show business!

Publisher: Avon, Mass. : Adams Media, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781605501680
1605501689
Branch Call Number: 808.7 BENT
Characteristics: xiv, 287 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Comedy writing
Notes: Includes index

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