Successful Stand-up Comedy: Advice from a Comedy Writer

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S. French Trade, 1994 - Humor - 221 pages
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Comedy performers learn their craft and discover their comedic identities through experience - the school of hard knocks. To help them cope with, assess, and learn from their experiences, master comedy writer Gene Perret has distilled the insights he's gleaned from 30 years of writing for and observing comedy performers into this comprehensive sourcebook of tips that will help beginning comics learn what to look for in themselves, their material, and the comedy profession.

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Contents

The Magic Bullet
3
If Youre Gonna Do It Do It
16
Respect Your Audience
26
Copyright

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About the author (1994)

Gene Perret is a three-time Emmy Award winner and seasoned professional who has written for Carol Burnett, Phyllis Diller, Bill Cosby and was the head comedy writer for Bob Hope for decades. His television writing credits include Laugh In, The Carol Burnett Show, Welcome Back Kotter, The Tim Conway Show, Three's Company, and a host of others.

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