Comedy Writing Secrets How to Think Funny, Write Funny, Act Funny, and Get Paid for It

ISBN-10: 1582973571

ISBN-13: 9781582973579

Edition: 2nd 2005

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Updated and revised, this new edition of the best-selling favorite enables readers to master the fundamentals of humor writing and better understand the demands of the comedic market. Comedy Writing Secrets now includes:*Examples from comedy greats as well as cutting-edge contemporary comedians, including Jon Stewart, Chris Rock, and Tina Fey*A complete spectrum of techniques, from writing one-liners and stand-up routines, to finding a market for one's work*Step-by-step writing exercises accompanied with sample answers, so readers can practice and hone their skillsWith this guide, aspiring comics can learn how to sharpen their comedic talent and turn it into a well-paying pursuit.
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Book details

List price: $18.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: F&W Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.034

Foreword
Introduction
The Basics of Humor Writing
The Importance of Humor Writing
Why We Laugh
The Recipe for Humor
Humor Writing Techniques
POW: Play on Words
More POW: The Simple Truth and the Take-Off
POW Brainstorming Techniques
The Next Giant Step: Reverses
The Harmony of Paired Elements: Phrases, Words, Statistics, and Aphorisms
Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered: Triples
Realism, Exaggeration, and Understatement
Funny Words and Foul Language
Writing Humor for Specific Markets
Testing, Testing, One, Two, Three: Writing Humor for Speeches
Stand-Up or Sit Down: Humor for Live Entertainers
Print Humor: Columns, Articles, and Fillers
Saw the Picture, Loved the Gag: Humor for Cartoons and Greeting Cards
The Scarce Comedy: Writing for TV Sitcoms
We Mean Business
Teach, Learn, and Laugh
That's Wrap
Glossary
Index
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