The Everything Guide to Comedy Writing

From stand-up to sketch - all you need to succeed in the world of comedy

(Part of Everything®)
About The Book

A guy walks into a bar...

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!

Product Details
  • Publisher: Everything (July 2009)
  • Length: 304 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781440501746

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