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The Everything Guide to Comedy Writing by Mike Bent

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Book Description

A guy walks into a bar . . . With this guide, aspiring comics will learn to navigate the complex world of comedy writing. Aspiring comics discover how to tap into their natural sense of humor through real-life examples and hands-on skill-building exercises. They’ll 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 readers with the inside scoop on techniques to jump-start their comedy writing careers, 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 comedy careers
Everyone loves a comedian. But breaking into this tough field is no laughing matter. After sharpening their comedy-writing skills with this practical (and funny!) guide, readers will feel comfortable adding humor to everyday situations, and may even take a chance on a dream job in show business!

  • ISBN: 9781440501746 |
  • Hardcover: 304 pages |
  • Publisher: F+W Media |
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  • Language: English |
  • Format: Ebook