Comedy Writing Secrets

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Writer's Digest Books, Sep 15, 2005 - Reference - 352 pages
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The Only Handbook for Humor Writers!

"What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke."—Steve Martin

Become the funniest person in the room! With Comedy Writing Secrets, 2nd edition, you can master the fundamentals of humor writing and turn your comedic talent into a well-paying pursuit.

For more than a decade, Comedy Writing Secrets has been giving aspiring comedians a leg up on the competition. In this expanded new edition, Mel Helitzer, named the "funniest professor in the country" by Rolling Stone magazine, and funnyman Mark Shatz pack in even more insight and instruction, including:

  • Humor writing exercises to punch up your jokes
  • Extra information on writing for sitcoms and stand-up
  • Comedic brainstorming techniques using associations and listings
  • Exclusive tips for writing humor for specific markets like editorials, columns, speeches, advertising, greeting cards, t-shirts, and more
Tap into your comedic genius with Comedy Writing Secrets, 2nd edition, and you'll always leave 'em laughing!

 

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User Review  - petterw - LibraryThing

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

great book!

User Review  - lunarlarry - Overstock.com

Great book even if you just want to be a little more witty around friends and dates Read full review

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