Comic Insights: The Art of Stand-up Comedy

Comic Insights: The Art of Stand-up Comedy

by Franklyn Ajaye
     
 

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If you want to make it in stand-up comedy, this book is a must-read. If you want to write comedy, this book is a must-read. If you simply enjoy comedy, this book is a must-read.

Comic Insights contains fascinating, candid, insightful interviews with today's top comedians, who discuss at length why and how they do what they do: Louie Anderson, Richard Belzer,

Overview

If you want to make it in stand-up comedy, this book is a must-read. If you want to write comedy, this book is a must-read. If you simply enjoy comedy, this book is a must-read.

Comic Insights contains fascinating, candid, insightful interviews with today's top comedians, who discuss at length why and how they do what they do: Louie Anderson, Richard Belzer, Elayne Boosler, George Carlin, Ellen DeGeneres, Rich Jeni, Jay Leno, Richard Lewis, Bill Maher, Paul Reiser, Chris Rock, Roseanne, Jerry Seinfeld, Gary Shandling, Sinbad, George Wallace, Jonathan Winters.

And interviews with noted comedy club owners Budd Friedman and Jamie Masada, agent Irving Arthur, and personal manager Buddy Morra, who discuss careers in stand-up.

Comic Insights also contains Frankyn Ajaye's essential advice and professional tips about the fundamentals of stand-up, studying other comedians, finding your own style, writing your own material, working the live performance, and appearing on television. Crammed with the wisdom of today's finest talents, in terms of quality, quantity, and timeliness of information, this book is without peer.

Editorial Reviews

George Carlin
"There aren't enough good books on comedy written by the people who create it; Franklyn's book helps fill that void. Anyone who has an interest in comedy should own this."
Keenen Ivory Wayans
"Franklyn Ajaye is the Miles Davis of comedy."
writer/producer - David Milch
"Franklyn Ajaye is himself a great artist in the form, and he asks his fellow comedians just the right questions. Reading these interviews was a pure pleasure!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016277097
Publisher:
Silman-James Press
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
289
Sales rank:
846,588
File size:
20 MB
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Meet the Author

Franklyn Ajaye is an Emmy-nominated writer/producer/actor/comedian. His many television writing and producing credits include The Parent'Hood, In Living Color, Roc, NYPD Blue, and Politically Incorrect. Among his acting credits are Carwash, Hollywood Shuffle, The Burbs, and Stir Crazy. As a noted comedian, he has appeared on The Tonight Show, Politically Incorrect, The David Letterman Show, and The Arsenio Hall Show and worked everywhere-from small clubs to the big Las Vegas hotels, as well as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In addition, he has had three recordings of his comedy work released by A&M and Little David Records and has taught stand-up comedy at UCLA. Known internationally as "The Jazzcomedian," Franklyn now splits his time between Los Angeles, California, and Melbourne, Australia, where he teaches writing, plays clarinet, and performs with his musician brother Eric in comedy and music festivals.

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