The NEW Comedy Bible Book

The NEW Comedy Bible

  • Author : Judy Carter
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 8,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 1947480847


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The New Comedy Bible is a step-by-step, no excuses manual for writing, performing, and launching your career as a stand-up comic. Written by Judy Carter, the author of The Comedy Bible (2001), which was called by The Washington Post and Forbes as a "Comedy Essential." This new book, penned in classic Carter's style -- part career coach and part comedy dominatrix -- has 100% new content where you will: Partake in 48 new exercises to turn your problems into punchlines Create 60 minutes of new material Discover your authentic comedy persona Conquer stage fright and slay hecklers Push part procrastination and get booked Whether you're a beginner just starting out or a pro looking to create new material for your next Netflix Comedy Special, Carter's proven methods are legendary among today's top performers. Alumni of her workshops include: Seth Rogan, Hannah Gadsby, Sherri Sheppard, and Maz Jobrani among others. As Lily Tomlin says, "Judy Carter helps others find their authentic persona and communicate in a way that makes audiences laugh." Interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, she said, "Judy Carter can show you how to make your sense of humor pay off." The exercises in this book will get you off the couch and onto the stage, helping you develop the skills necessary to envision, and achieve, a successful career in comedy.

The Comedy Bible Book
Score: 5
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The Comedy Bible

  • Author : Judy Carter
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • File Size : 12,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2010-05-04
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743219020


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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.

Stand Up Comedy Book
Score: 5
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Stand Up Comedy

  • Author : Judy Carter
  • Publisher : Dell
  • File Size : 7,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2010-03-03
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307575203


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If you think you’re funny, buy this book! Whether you dream of becoming a star . . . A better public speaker . . . A more effective communicator . . . A funnier, happier human being . . . You can learn to leave ‘em laughing! David Letterman learned to do it. Jay Leno learned to do it. Roseanne Barr learned to do it. So can you! Now successful stand-up comic Judy Carter—who went from teaching high school to performing in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Lake Tahoe, and on over 45 major TV shows—gives you the same hands-on, step-by-step instruction she’s taught to students in her comedy workshops. She shows you how to do it: create an act, perform it, make money with it, or apply it to everyday life. Discover: • The formulas for creating comedy material • How to find your own style • The three steps to putting your act together • Rehearsal do’s and don’ts • What to do if you bomb • Ways to punch up your everyday life with humor

The Comedy Bible Workbook Book

The Comedy Bible Workbook

  • Author : Judy Carter
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 14,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2020-01-22
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN 10 : 0578622122


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This workbook, a must-have for the owners of Judy Carter's "The New Comedy Bible," provides a proven method for creating, capturing, and honing comedy material. Think of it as a "how-to" manual for building a comedy career, joke by joke. It is broken into 5 sections:Section 1: 48 Exercises to Turn Problems into PunchlinesSection 2: Jokes in Progress by Topic (place to write and work on your material in progress)Section 3: My Act: Polished Jokes by Topic Section 4: Set Lists (place to store the running order of your act based on time and theme)Section 5: Morning Writings (writing prompts to create material)

The Message of You Book

The Message of You

  • Author : Judy Carter
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • File Size : 13,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2013-02-19
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250020871


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A step-by-step handbook that teaches readers to find the extraordinary stories tucked deep within them to make a difference in the lives of others—and to get paid—as a motivational speaker THE MESSAGE OF YOU begins with a simple belief - that your greatest speech already exists and that it has already been delivered in front of a live audience masterfully and powerfully by you. Best-selling author and international comic, Judy Carter sets out to prove that THE MESSAGE OF YOU is in the advice you give to your friends; in the lessons you teach your children; in the stories you tell your family. It's expressed through the volunteer work you do, the way you run your business, the way you turned your messes into successes. THE MESSAGE OF YOU is a distillation of all of your experiences, both personal and professional, that form the narrative meaning of your life. A meaning that you can develop into a well-written, funny speech to inspire audiences, enhance your current profession, and launch a successful money making career as a professional speaker. In Part One of the book, Judy leads you through a series of in-depth exercises meant to mine your personal and professional experiences for stories that establish your qualifications, your problem/solutions, your action steps and your methodology. In Part Two, Judy has created a six-step structure for writing an entertaining and informative speech, guiding you through each step in detail. But the real bonus of THE MESSAGE OF YOU is that Judy is a comic. Her "Comedy Pass" chapter takes you through simple but effective comedy writing techniques that will transform even a flat PowerPoint snoozer into a knee-slapping showstopper of a keynote. Once your speech is well-written and funny, Judy takes you through Part Three, teaching you how to take your message to the masses with inexpensive but essential marketing tips. The Message of You offers an accessible approach, big picture guidance, and nitty-gritty nuts and bolts of so

Zen and the Art of Stand Up Comedy Book

Zen and the Art of Stand Up Comedy

  • Author : Jay Sankey
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • File Size : 14,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2012-11-12
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136555633


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In this engaging and disarmingly frank book, comic Jay Sankey spills the beans, explaining not only how to write and perform stand-up comedy, but how to improve and perfect your work. Much more than a how-to manual Zen and the Art of Stand-Up Comedy is the most detailed and comprehensive book on the subject to date.

Mastering Stand Up Book

Mastering Stand Up

  • Author : Stephen Rosenfield
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • File Size : 17,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2017-11-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781613736951


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Stephen Rosenfield, founder and director of the American Comedy Institute, the premier comedy school in the United States, has taught literally dozens of major standup comics in North America, and has also pioneered comedy as an academic discipline in many universities, a trend that is rapidly spreading. Mastering Stand-Up draws on Rosenfield's own extensive experience (and those of countless stars like Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, Chris Rock, Rodney Dangerfield, Louis C.K., Steve Martin, Roseanne, and Johnny Carson) to show the reader—and would-be comic—what works, what doesn't, and why. Forty sharply written chapters cover every conceivable angle of the joke and how to tell it. There are a number of books on comedy and how to do it, but none has the breadth and authority Rosenfield brings to his theme. It's not for nothing that the New York Times has described him as "probably the best-known comedy teacher in the country." Rosenfield's book is sure to become the classic text on its subject. And it should help thousands who long to make others laugh to realize their fondest hopes.

Sick in the Head Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Sick in the Head

  • Author : Judd Apatow
  • Publisher : Random House
  • File Size : 20,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2015-06-16
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812997583


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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE A.V. CLUB • Includes new interviews! From the writer and director of Knocked Up and the producer of Freaks and Geeks comes a collection of intimate, hilarious conversations with the biggest names in comedy from the past thirty years—including Mel Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Sarah Silverman, Harold Ramis, Seth Rogen, Chris Rock, and Lena Dunham. Before becoming one of the most successful filmmakers in Hollywood, Judd Apatow was the original comedy nerd. At fifteen, he took a job washing dishes in a local comedy club—just so he could watch endless stand-up for free. At sixteen, he was hosting a show for his local high school radio station in Syosset, Long Island—a show that consisted of Q&As with his comedy heroes, from Garry Shandling to Jerry Seinfeld. They talked about their careers, the science of a good joke, and their dreams of future glory (turns out, Shandling was interested in having his own TV show one day and Steve Allen had already invented everything). Thirty years later, Apatow is still that same comedy nerd—and he’s still interviewing funny people about why they do what they do. Sick in the Head gathers Apatow’s most memorable and revealing conversations into one hilarious, wide-ranging, and incredibly candid collection that spans not only his career but his entire adult life. Here are the comedy legends who inspired and shaped him, from Mel Brooks to Steve Martin. Here are the contemporaries he grew up with in Hollywood, from Spike Jonze to Sarah Silverman. And here, finally, are the brightest stars in comedy today, many of whom Apatow has been fortunate to work with, from Seth Rogen to Amy Schumer. And along the way, something kind of magical happens: What started as a lifetime’s worth of conversations about comedy becomes something else entirely. It becomes an exploration of creativity, ambition, neediness, generosity, spirituality, and the joy that

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Comedy Writing Book
Score: 4.5
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The Complete Idiot s Guide to Comedy Writing

  • Author : James Mendrinos
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • File Size : 10,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 1592572316


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You've always known writing comedy was about more than just being funny. But how do you create a joke and work it into a script or a stand-up routine? Comedian, writer, and teacher Jim Mendrinos has the answers. In The Complete Idiot s Guide to Comedy Writing, Mendrinos gives readers the principles he teaches in his popular courses, from understanding what funny is and how to find it, to how to actually construct comedy. Working through the basic constructions and forms including premises, points of view, and twists, he shows the variations of written, verbal, and physical comedy. With useful exercises, Mendrinos helps writers refine their writing, appeal to their audience, and even break writer's block by learning techniques for brainstorming, free association, lists, and finding infinite points of view.

The Comedy Bible Book

The Comedy Bible

  • Author : Brian McKim
  • Publisher : B.E.S. Publishing
  • File Size : 20,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Comedians
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 0764164732


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(back cover) From improv to standup, and from satire to slapstick, this essential guide will show you how to get yourself a cult following or achieve mainstream success in comedy. Covering skills that range from writing your material to conveying physical expressiveness, this comprehensive reference book instructs and advises novice comedians in all media--neighborhood standup clubs, theater, TV sitcom, and political commentary. The authors emphasize practical methodology as they explain the art and craft of comedy. Step-by-step instruction and advice in voice training, timing, rehearsing, and interacting with your audience are presented with detailed illustrations that help make this book as accessible as it is informative. The authors--both of them working today as standups on the comedy circuit--discuss both classic and alternative comedy. They draw examples from a vast range of comedians as they illustrate each technique and inspire novice comedians to learn and ultimately perfect their craft. Also Available for Aspiring Actors-- The Acting Bible

Step by Step to Stand up Comedy Book
Score: 3
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Step by Step to Stand up Comedy

  • Author : Greg Dean
  • Publisher : Heinemann Drama
  • File Size : 6,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 0325001790


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If you think you're funny, and you want others to think so too, this is the book for you! Greg Dean examines the fundamentals of being funny and offers advice on a range of topics, including: writing creative joke material rehearsing and performing routines coping with stage fright dealing with emcees who think they're funnier than you are getting experience and lots more. Essential for the aspiring comic or the working comedian interested in updating his or her comedy routine, Step by Step to Stand-Up Comedy is the most comprehensive and useful book ever written on the art of the stand-up comedian.

The Bible of Dirty Jokes Book

The Bible of Dirty Jokes

  • Author : Eileen Pollack
  • Publisher : Four Way Books
  • File Size : 13,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018-03-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9781945588150


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When Ketzel WeinrachÕs beloved brother Potsie goes missing in Las Vegas, she not only must try to find him, she must confront her familyÕs shady history and their ties to the legendary Jewish mob, Murder, Inc., as well as her troubling relationship to her cousin Perry (who runs a strip club on the outskirts of Vegas), her long and apparently not-so-loving marriage to her recently departed husband Morty Tittelman (a self-styled professor of dirty jokes and erotic folklore), and her own failed career as a stand-up comic.

A Children s Bible  A Novel Book
Score: 3.5
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A Children s Bible A Novel

  • Author : Lydia Millet
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • File Size : 12,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2020-05-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN 10 : 9781324005049


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Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction One of the New York Times' Ten Best Books of the Year Named one of the best novels of the year by Time, Washington Post, NPR, Chicago Tribune, Esquire, BBC, and many others National Bestseller "A blistering little classic." —Ron Charles, Washington Post A Children’s Bible follows a group of twelve eerily mature children on a forced vacation with their families at a sprawling lakeside mansion. Contemptuous of their parents, the children decide to run away when a destructive storm descends on the summer estate, embarking on a dangerous foray into the apocalyptic chaos outside. Lydia Millet’s prophetic and heartbreaking story of generational divide offers a haunting vision of what awaits us on the far side of Revelation.

Serious Guide to Joke Writing Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Serious Guide to Joke Writing

  • Author : Sally Holloway
  • Publisher : Book Shaker
  • File Size : 15,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 1907498370


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This comprehensive joke writing masterclass has been devised for beginners and experienced joke writers alike. The techniques you will learn can be used again and again to write funny and original material. You hold in your hands the key to unlocking your inner comedy genius.

Comedy Writing Secrets Book
Score: 3
From 6 Ratings

Comedy Writing Secrets

  • Author : Melvin Helitzer
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 16,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 0898795109


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A comprehensive guide to writing, selling and performing all types of comedy. Includes comments, advice, gags and routines from top comics.