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Poking a Dead Frog Conversations with Today's Top Comedy Writers

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ISBN-10: 0143123785

ISBN-13: 9780143123781

Edition: 2014

Authors: Mike Sacks

List price: $18.00
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A fascinating, laugh-out-loud funny look at the mysterious art of comedy, as told by legendary humorists from Amy Poehler to Mel BrooksWhat makes people laugh? How do you know if a joke will “click” with the audience? And how do you get a job as a comedy writer, anyway? In Poking a Dead Frog, top humor writers like Adam McKay (Step Brothers, Talladega Nights), Michael Schur (The Office, Parks and Recreation), and Glen Charles (Cheers, Taxi)—many of whom have never before been interviewed at this length, or at all—offer insight into their influences and creative processes, their self-doubt and breakthroughs, and how they managed to succeed in the crazy business of comedy. Packed with…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/24/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English