Comedy FAQs and Answers: How the Stand-up Biz Really Works

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Allworth, 2005 - Humor - 224 pages
This guide to the world of stand—up comedy, written in easy—to—use Q&A format, provides current and potential comedians with the no nonsense advice they need for every stage of their careers. Schwensen's lively book features interviews with many of the top names in stand—up—Ray Romano, George Carlin, Christopher Titus, Weird Al Yankovic, Margaret Cho—all sharing lessons learned along the way. Additional interviews with club owners, talent executives, publicists, and others provide behind—the—scenes expertise.

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About the author (2005)

Dave Schwensen has been talent coordinator for A&E's An Evening at the Improv, and a comedy consultant for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, and Comedy Central. Schwensen has a syndicated newspaper column, "Something to Laugh About," and is the author of Watson—Guptill's How to Be a Working Comic (0—8230—8814—6). He lives in Cleveland.

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