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

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

by Mike Bent
     
 

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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

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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:
9781605501680
Publisher:
Adams Media
Publication date:
08/18/2009
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.66(d)

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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