The New Comedy Writing Step by Step: Revised and Updated with Words of Instruction, Encouragement, and Inspiration from Legends of the Comedy Profession

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Three-time Emmy Award-winner Gene Perret's ""Comedy Writing Step by Step"" has been the manual for humor writers for 25 years. In this new book, his first update, Perret offers readers a treasure trove of guidelines and suggestions covering a broad range of comedy writing situations, along with many all-important insights into the selling of one's work. Perret covers all aspects of comedy writing in his uniquely knowledgeable and anecdotal fashion.

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From the basics of comedy writing as a craft: disciplining one's wit, discovering what works, visualization, and avoiding the obvious.
On through the nitty-gritty of the work: finding a topic, constructing monologues, sketches, scripts, writing to your audience, and writing for sitcoms.
And finally, to comedy writing as a career: overcoming writer's block, how to reach "unreachable" stars, and marketing one's material.
Perret covers all aspects of comedy writing in his uniquely knowledgeable and anecdotal fashion.

About the Author:

Gene Perret is a three-time Emmy Award winner and seasoned professional who has written for Carol Burnett, Phyllis Diller, Bill Cosby and was the head comedy writer for Bob Hope for decades. His television writing credits include Laugh In, The Carol Burnett Show, Welcome Back, Kotter, The Tim Conway Show, Three's Company, and a host of others.

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