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Comic Insights

Comic Insights
Your Price: $20.95 CDN
Author: Frankyn Ajaye
Publisher: Silman-James Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 289
Pub. Date: 2001
ISBN-10: 1879505541
ISBN-13: 9781879505544

About the Book:

If you want to make it in stand-up comedy, Comic Insights is a must-read. If you want to write comedy, this book is a must-read. If you simply enjoy comedy, this book is a must-read.

Comic Insights contains fascinating, candid, insightful interviews with today's top comedians, who discuss at length why and how they do what they do.

Louie AndersonRichard BelzerElayne Boosler
George CarlinEllen DeGeneresRich Jeni
Jay LenoRichard LewisBill Maher
Paul ReiserChris RockRoseanne
Jerry SeinfeldGary ShandlingSinbad
George WallaceJonathan Winters

And interviews with noted comedy club owners Budd Friedman and Jamie Masada, agent Irving Arthur, and personal manager Buddy Morra, who discuss careers in stand-up.

Comic Insights also contains Frankyn Ajaye's essential advice and professional tips about the fundamentals of stand-up, studying other comedians, finding your own style, writing your own material, working the live performance, and appearing on television. Crammed with the wisdom of today's finest talents, in terms of quality, quantity, and timeliness of information, this book is without peer.

What people say:

"There aren't enough good books on comedy written by the people who create it; Franklyn's book helps fill that void. Anyone who has an interest in comedy should own this." — George Carlin

"Franklyn Ajaye is the Miles Davis of comedy." — Keenen Ivory Wayans

"Franklyn Ajaye is himself a great artist in the form, and he asks his fellow comedians just the right questions. Reading these interviews was a pure pleasure." — David Milch, writer and producer

"Ajaye has Pryor's insights, Cosby's cool." — San Francisco Chronicle

About the Author:

Franklyn Ajaye is an Emmy-nominated writer/producer/actor/comedian. A noted stand-up comedian, he has worked everywhere — from small clubs to the big Las Vegas hotels, as well as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He also has had three recordings of his comedy work released by A&M and Little David Records. He lectures on stand-up comedy and sitcom writing at UCLA and other venues.