Eight Characters of Comedy A Guide to Sitcom Acting and Writing

ISBN-10: 0977064107
ISBN-13: 9780977064106
Edition: 2006
Authors: Scott Sedita
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Atides Publishing
Publication date: 11/30/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 244
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

At the core of this Hollywood how-to guide is the concept of The Eight Characters of Comedy, the eight specific character archetypes used in sitcoms dating back to the advent of TV. Every actor can find a sitcom niche by identifying with one of these eight characters. Using past and current actors and sitcom personalities, Sedita describes in detail where these characters come from and how actors can play them truthfully. * who is normally cast as The Logical Smart One? * why do we love The Lovable Loser? * why is The Neurotic such a fun character to play? In addition, readers learn how to break down a comedy script, how to identify different types of jokes, how to deliver them with comedic precision, sitcom auditioning techniques, and how to market themselves.

Scott Sedita has years of experience in both New York and Los Angeles as an actor, agent, writer, casting director, and acting coach at his Scott Sedita Acting Studio. He has appeared on numerous shows, including Starting Over, Faking It and Helmets Off, and is resident acting coach on Fight For Fame.

Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction
Who's Funny?
Sitcom History
Half Hour Technique
Rhythm
Words
Punctuation
Timing and Pace
The Turnaround
Triplets
Acting Technique
The Four C's of Comedy
The Characters
The Logical Smart One
Who is The Logical Smart One?
A profile of The Logical Smart One
The Logical Smart One...and more
The Lovable Loser
Who is The Lovable Loser?
A profile of The Lovable Loser
The Lovable Loser...and more
The Neurotic
Who is The Neurotic?
A profile of The Neurotic
The Neurotic...and more
The Dumb One
Who is The Dumb One?
A profile of The Dumb One
The Dumb One...and more
The Bitch / Bastard
Who is The Bitch / Bastard?
A profile of The Bitch / Bastard
The Bitch / Bastard...and more
The Womanizer / Manizer
Who is The Womanizer / Manizer?
A profile of The Womanizer / Manizer
The Womanizer / Manizer...and more
The Materialistic One
Who is The Materialistic One?
A profile of The Materialistic One
The Materialistic One...and more
In Their Own Universe
Who is In Their Own Universe?
A profile of In Their Own Universe
In Their Own Universe...and more
Epilogue: Finding Your Comedic Note
Ten Rules of Comedy
Who Said That?
Glossary (Finding the Funny)
Index
About the author
Actor Notes
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