“A funny thing happened to a kid on the way home from school…he laughed…and suddenly the world didn’t seem as such a formidable place, because now he could joke about it.” Toni Attell.
Learning how to be funny can be a wonderful, magical and uplifting experience for a young person: it sharpens communication skills, builds self–confidence, instills pride in cultural heritage…and that is just the beginning. It can also be an aid in bringing the family unit closer together.
Stand-Up Comedy for Kids is a hands on stand–up comedy book for children with just that goal in mind. It is meant to teach children how to use their life experiences in positive ways, utilizing stand–up comedy techniques. It also demonstrates how laughter can be a very useful and healing tool.
In addition to an easy to understand “How-To” section for “Stand–Up Comedy for Kids”, there is a section broken down into types and styles of comedy. There is also a “Comedy Pups” section, which includes how to effectively use one liners and jokes from Toni Attell’s “Comedy Pups.” The Comedy Pups are a group of young stand–up comics of all ages who have been featured at the L.A. Improv, Paramount Pictures, and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Entertainment Tonight, Los Angeles Channel 4 News and The Los Angeles Times.
|Publisher:||Future Stars / Stand-Up L.A.|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||3 MB|
About the Author
Toni Attell performed with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, Theater West in Los Angeles and toured over 350 colleges in the United States as a mime-comedienne teaching master classes in movement and acting. She has created and performed a number of one-woman shows, started the Comedy Store Players in Los Angeles and has instructed and choreographed the clowns at Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus and has choreographed a variety of music videos including Kim Carnes’ Betty Davis Eyes.
Ms. Attell helped to create a summer program for children and adult actors and writers at the Los Angeles Theater Center and recently toured Japan and China performing her new one woman shows. She started three stand-up comedy groups comprised of children called “The Comedy Pups.” that was featured on National Television and has taught acting for twenty years to children, teens, adults and seniors.
As a comedienne and mime she was the opening act for Jay Leno, Steve Martin and Robin Williams. In 2002-2003 she hosted her own radio show on KRLA talk radio called “The Romantic Intuitive.” and is currently acting, lecturing and performing and is writing a column for The Tolucan Times and La Brea Living Magazine called “The Chatterbox-The Biz” for the last three years.
Antoinette (Toni) Attell is presently an adjunct professor at the USC School of Cinema teaching the Acting Experience for Writers and Acting for Directors and is also teaching at UCLA Extension, and NYFA.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It was very funny/boring.
Retarded all i have to say