Comedy Writing Secrets
The Best-selling Book on How to Think Funny, Write Funny, Act Funny, and Get Paid for ItBook - 2005
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!
To help readers turn comedy into cash, this guide provides humor writing exercises, information on writing for sitcoms and stand-up, brainstorming techniques using associations and listings, and tips for writing humor for specific markets, such as editorials, speeches, advertising, and greeting cards. This second edition has been expanded and, best of all, includes more jokes from famous stage and print comedians. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)