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The Eight Characters of Comedy: A Guide to Sitcom Acting and Writing

The Eight Characters of Comedy: A Guide to Sitcom Acting and Writing

Scott Sedita

ISBN: 9780977064106

Introducing the eight specific character archetypes used in sitcoms from the advent of TV, renowned acting coach Sedita also teaches writers how to break down a comedy script, identify different types of jokes and deliver them with comedic precision.

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At the core of this Hollywood howto guide is the concept of The Eight Characters of Comedy, the eight specific character archetypes used in sitcoms dating back to the advent of TV. Every actor can find a sitcom niche by identifying with one of these eight characters. Using past and current actors and sitcom personalities, Sedita describes in detail where these characters come from and how actors can play them truthfully. * who is normally cast as The Logical Smart One' * why do we love The Lovable Loser' * why is The Neurotic such a fun character to play' In addition, readers learn how to break down a comedy script, how to identify different types of jokes, how to deliver them with comedic precision, sitcom auditioning techniques, and how to market themselves.
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