Comedy Writing Secrets: The Best-Selling Book on How to Think Funny, Write Funny, Act Funny, And Get Paid For It (2nd Edition)

By Mel Helitzer, Mark Shatz

Up to date and revised, this new version of the best-selling favourite permits readers to grasp the basics of humor writing and higher comprehend the calls for of the comedic marketplace. Comedy Writing secrets and techniques now contains:
-Examples from comedy greats in addition to state-of-the-art modern comedians, together with Jon Stewart, Chris Rock, and Tina Fey
-A entire spectrum of options, from writing one-liners and stand-up exercises, to discovering a marketplace for one's paintings
-Step-by-step writing workouts followed with pattern solutions, so readers can perform and hone their talents
With this advisor, aspiring comics can the best way to sharpen their comedic expertise and switch it right into a well-paying pursuit.

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