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Comedy Writing Secrets: The best-selling book on how to think funny, write funny, act funny, and get paid for it

Comedy Writing Secrets: The best-selling book on how to think funny, write funny, act funny, and get paid for it

Mel Helitzer, Mark Shatz

ISBN: 9781582973579

Now revised, this comprehensive guide to writing, selling and performing all types of comedy includes comments, advice, gags and routines from top comics. Aspiring comics can learn how to sharpen their comedic talent and turn it into a well-paying pursuit.

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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
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