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The Eight Characters of Comedy

The Eight Characters of Comedy
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Author: Scott Sedita
Publisher: Atides Publishing
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 243
Pub. Date: 2005
ISBN-10: 0977064107
ISBN-13: 9780977064106
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About the Book:

The definitive book on TV Comedy for Actors and Writers. The Eight Characters of Comedy is a Hollywood "How-To" guide for actors and writers who want to break into the world of situation comedy.

Used as a textbook in colleges and universities. Read by television networks and studios. Implemented by TV Comedy Actors, Producers, and Writers. A bestseller among Acting books! The Eight Characters of Comedy is the only how-to comedy book on the market.

Renowned acting coach Scott Sedita will teach you how to break down a comedy script, identify different types of jokes and deliver them with comedic precision. You will learn about sitcom history, specific sitcom auditioning techniques and how to market yourself in this competitive industry.

Most importantly, you will be introduced to The Eight Characters of Comedy, eight specific character archetypes that will help you discover your niche in half hour comedy.

What people say:

"Scott Sedita has written an incredibly informative and entertaining book that every actor, writer and comedy lover should read … no … make that, memorize." — Rob Lotterstein, Executive Producer of Shake It Up!

"Scott Sedita's keen insight and analysis of The Eight Characters of Comedy is amazing! There has never been anything like this in print before. AND IT WORKS! I have seen his acting students create wonderful characters from this astute understanding of sitcom characters." — Mary Lou Belli, Emmy-Award Winning Sitcom Director

"In sitcom casting, the guy who gets the most laughs wins. Understanding how to build realistic, complex, yet funny characters is vital to getting those critical laughs in the room. Scott's unique and fascinating book is a fun starting point for any actor or writer hoping to break into comedy." — Patrick Baca, CSA, Board of Governors, Casting Society of America

About the Author:

Scott Sedita is a well respected, highly in-demand Acting Coach and Author of The Eight Characters of Comedy, which has become a textbook for colleges and universities, as well as a "bible" to comedy writers and producers all over the world. Scott is a Comedy Consultant on sitcoms in the United States and Canada.

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