Comedy Writing Secrets

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Writer's Digest Books, 1992 - Humor - 325 pages
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A comprehensive guide to writing, selling and performing all types of comedy. Includes comments, advice, gags and routines from top comics.

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User Review  - F.Lee - LibraryThing

As someone with the attention span of a child, it was really hard to distinguish which smiley face denoted what type of bullet point, whether they be anecdote or quote or general tip. Also it didn't ... Read full review

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I took prof. Helitzer's first ever class in humor writing back in 1981, and I still think he proves that the frog doesn't die during the autopsy. The book is filled with good and not-so-good jokes and ... Read full review



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Mel Helitzer, a professor of journalism at Ohio University, is the author of the best selling book on humor writing (Comedy Writing Secrets). Rolling Stone magazine called him "one of the funniest university professors in the country," and the Chicago Tribune named him "professor of the year." He is the author of 7 books, two national best sellers, a Broadway-style musical and is one of the top 100 public speakers in the country. He was formerly a comedy writer for Sammy Davis, Jr., Art Linkletter, Shari Lewis and Steve Allen.

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