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Comedy Bible
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Comedy Bible

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Comedy Bible by Carter

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Judy Carter, guru to aspiring comedy writers and stand-up comics, tells all about the biz of being funny and writing funny in this bright, entertaining, and totally practical guide on how to draw humor from your life and turn it into a career. Do you think you re funny? Do you want to turn your sense of humor into a career? If the answer is yes, then Judy Carter s "The Comedy Bible" is for you. The guru to aspiring stand-up comics provides the complete scoop on being and writing funny for money. If you ve got a sense of humor, you can learn to make a career out of comedy, says Judy Carter. Whether it s creating a killer stand-up act, writing a spec sitcom, or providing jokes for radio or one-liners for greeting cards, Carter provides step-by-step instructions in "The Comedy Bible." She helps readers first determine which genre of comedy writing or performing suits them best and then directs them in developing, refining, and selling their work. Using the hands-on workbook format that was so effective in her bestselling first book, "Stand-Up Comedy: The Book, " Carter offers a series of day-by-day exercises that draw on her many years as a successful stand-up comic and the head of a nationally known comedy school. Also included are practical tips and advice from today s top comedy professionals from Bernie Brillstein to Christopher Titus to Richard Lewis. She presents the pros and cons of the various comedy fields stand-up, script, speech and joke writing, one-person shows, humor essays and shows how to tailor your material for each. She teaches how to find your authentic voice the true source of comedy. And, perhaps most important, Carter explains how to take a finished product to the next level making money by pitching it to a buyer and negotiating a contract. Written in Carter s unique, take-no-prisoners voice, "The Comedy Bible" is practical, inspirational, and funny."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780743201254
ISBN-10: 0743201256
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 111mm x 25mm)
Pages: 367
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 24-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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