Comedy Writing Secrets How to Think Funny, Write Funny, Act Funny, and Get Paid for It
Edition: 2nd 2005
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Description: 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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: F&W Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/2005
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.80" tall
|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|