The Comedy Group Book

Diz White

Published by Smith and Kraus, 2007
ISBN 10: 1575254522 / ISBN 13: 9781575254524
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Synopsis: This step-by-step guide demonstrates how to easily create a successful comedy group. By following the techniques in this book, actors will be able to do an end run around casting directors by casting themselves in their own group’s productions.

Create a Comedy Group is filled with practical advice, production information, resource guides, tips, short cuts, and amusing war stories culled from the author’s fifteen plus years of experience in running her own group. By covering every aspect of forming and running a comedy group, this book shows how to develop a profitable acting career by writing, touring, and selling stage shows as comedy product for Cable TV, Network TV, and for film.

The author’s own experience of creating a group led to her winning a New York Critic’s Drama Desk Award for starring in her group’s Off-Broadway show El Grande de Coca-Cola, which was televised as an HBO comedy special. Next, Bullshot Crummond was televised by Showtime and then produced as a feature film by George Harrison’s HandMade Films under the title Bullshot.

Based on her own experience, the author also explains how an actor can go on to leverage a successful solo career using the exposure and experience gained from creating a comedy group.

About the Author: Diz White is an actor, playwright, screenplay writer, director, and teacher who founded her own comedy group that created the hit Off-Broadway show and HBO Special El Grande de Coca Cola. For this she won a New York Critic's Drama Desk Award. Next came Bullshot Crummond, which was produced as a feature film by ex-Beatle George Harrison's HandMade Films under the title Bullshot. Diz has acted in over a dozen films and numerous television shows from Star Trek Next Generation, to The Jimmy Kimmel Show. Her voice work includes performances in Titanic, Shrek, and as the voice of Jackie Kennedy in the PBS documentary, Jackie Behind the Myth. Diz has taught at the City Literary Institute in London and at Yale University.

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Title: The Comedy Group Book
Publisher: Smith and Kraus
Publication Date: 2007
Book Condition: VeryGood

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