How to be a Stand-up Comic

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Villard Books, 1988 - Humor - 190 pages
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Known as the comic's comic, Richard Belzer tells budding comics everywhere how to tell different kinds of jokes, how to dress, how to handle hecklers, where to go to actually get a job, how to build up nerve--how to be a stand-up comic.

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User Review  - Rachael Mcclain - Goodreads

I was able to read the entire book in an afternoon. There is not a whole lot to it, but I did get some chuckles out of it, so even though I have no plans to be a stand up comic any time soon I cannot call it a waste of an afternoon. Read full review


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About the author (1988)

Richard Belzer plays the acerbic Detective John Munch on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit", after first portraying Munch on NBC's critically acclaimed drama series "Homicide: Life on the Street". In fact, Belzer has made television history by portraying Detective Munch in ten different television series, including "Law & Order", "The Wire", and "Arrested Development". A veteran stand-up comic, actor, and talk-show host, he appeared in such films as "Fame" and "Scarface"; starred in "The Richard Belzer Show" on Cinemax, his own HBO special, "Another Lone Nut"; and "The Belzer Connection" for the SciFi Channel. Belzer is author of "I Am Not A Cop!", "UFOs, JFK, and Elvis: Conspiracies You Don't Have to Be Crazy to Believe", and coauthor of "How to Be a Stand-Up Comic". He divides his time between France and New York City.

Rick Newman is a writer and editor at U.S. News & World Report who covered the Pentagon for seven years, including U.S. missions in Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Persian Gulf. He has written hundreds of stories on the military, including dozens of exclusives, and more than twenty cover stories.
Don Shepperd (Misty 34) reported for duty at Phu Cat Air Base on December 19, 1967, and flew fifty-eight missions as a Misty during his four-month tour. With a total of 247 combat missions in Vietnam, he retired from the Air Force in 1998 as a two-star general and head of the Air National Guard. In 2001 he joined CNN as one of their principal military analysts.

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