The Everything Guide to Comedy Writing: From stand-up to sketch - all you need to succeed in the world of comedy (PagePerfect NOOK Book) [NOOK Book]

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With this guide, aspiring comics will learn to navigate the complex world of comedy writing. Discover how to tap into your natural sense of humor through real-life examples and hands-on skill-building exercises. 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 the inside scoop on...

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The Everything Guide to Comedy Writing: From stand-up to sketch - all you need to succeed in the world of comedy (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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Overview

A guy walks into a bar...

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

  • ISBN-13: 9781440521645
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 7/18/2009
  • Series: Everything
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 559,294
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Mike Bent (Belmont, MA) started performing stand-up comedy when he was sixteen at the famous Ding Ho comedy club in Cambridge, MA. He has performed at comedy clubs and colleges throughout the U.S. as well as the White House and the Montreal Comedy Festival. His television appearances include spots on NBC, ABC, CBS, HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central, and A&E. He teaches courses in writing sketch and stand-up comedy at Boston's Emerson College, and is a comedy consultant for Warner Brothers.

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  • Posted January 11, 2010

    The Everything Guide to Comedy Writing

    The book is an excellent guide for those who want to get in to the world of comedy writing. It has skill building exercises to hone your skills as well as informative information needed to build your career in this field. It's an easy read and I highly recommend it.

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