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Comedy Writing Step by Step

Comedy Writing Step by Step
Your Price: $16.95 CDN
Author: Gene Perret
Publisher: Quill Driver Books
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 288
Pub. Date: 2007
Edition: Revised
ISBN-10: 188495666
ISBN-13: 9781884956669

About the Book:

Whether you're a raw comedy beginner or an experienced comedy writer, the principles in this book will help you grow and develop your skills.

Comedy Writing Step by Step has been the manual for humour writers for over 25 years. Many of the writers working in today's television sitcoms, variety, and talk shows, along with countless stand-up comics working the club circuit, readily confirm that the earlier edition of this book (first published in 1982) was influential in launching or furthering their comedy careers. Now, with his first update of this comedy writing how-to classic, three-time Emmy-award winner Gene Perret has revised his magnum opus to reflect current comedy trends, including material from today's top humorists as well as comedy legends.

Comedy Writing Step by Step offers you common sense, down-to-earth, practical, put-it-on-paper tips that lead to successful comedy writing. The chapters leap out with strong vibrant guidelines including:
• How and wear to get ideas
• How to learn from other comics, past and present
• How to prepare your mind to write comedy
• How to get jokes flowing onto the page
• How and why to routine your jokes into a monologue
• Tips on writing sketches and situation comedies
• Advice on selling your material and developing your own career

What people say:

"My career all started because of this book and my willingness to do every bit of the step-by-step work that Gene Perret has so marvelously laid out in it." — Joe Medeiros, head writer of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

"Gene Perret is the world's top authority on comedy writing, comedy thinking, and comedy presentation." — Phyllis Diller

"Gene Perret's New Comedy Writing Step By Step does more than teach the essentials of the comedy craft — it inspires, involves, and instructs the reader to be a happier person." — Jack McClendon, award-winning syndicated talk radio host and columnist for Copley News

"The classic by three-time Emmy-award winning writer [Gene] Perret ... offers timeless, nuts-and-bolts practical advice. He discusses finding your voice and your genre, and writing for your audience." — ASJA Monthly

About the Author:

Gene Perret has been a comedy writer since the early 1960s. His television career includes producing Welcome Back, Kotter, Three's Company, and The Tim Conway Show. Other credits include Mama's Family, All in the Family, Laugh-In, and many others. Known as the guru of the comedy writing business, he has authored 30 books on comedy. His book Comedy Writing Step by Step is considered by many to be the textbook on comedy writing. Perret is still active writing and teaching