Be a Great Stand up

A handbook for all budding amateur comedians. From finding creative inspiration to coping with stage fright and handling hecklers, it offers hundreds of performance tips and insider secrets.

Author: Logan Murray

Publisher: Teach Yourself - General

ISBN: 1444107267

Category: Stand-up comedy

Page: 256

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Logan Murray has successfully taught the techniques of stand-up comedy to thousands, and in this book he distills his years of experience into the essential skills for a great and enjoyable performance. He will help you find your own creative streak and your funny side, build the confidence to deliver, and explain the finer details of stagecraft, from dealing with hecklers to coping with props. There is a full guide to the practicalities, from finding gigs to securing an agent, with plenty of valuable hints, tips and advice. Drawing on Logan's years of teaching and his own successful stand-up career, with top tips from some of the most well-known people in the business, it is guaranteed to bring a smile to both your face and that of your future audience. Be a Great Stand-up includes: Part one - Theory Chapter 1: Where do jokes come from? Chapter 2: Building a joke Chapter 3: Comedy ground rules Chapter 4: What sort of comic are you? Part two - Practical sessions Chapter 5: Unlocking your creativity Chapter 6: Emotional exaggeration Chapter 7: Creating material Chapter 8: Stagecraft Chapter 9: Microphone technique Chapter 10: Hecklers and crowd control Chapter 11: What other comics think Chapter 12: Business Chapter 13: Your first gig Chapter 14: The future ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

Get Started in Stand Up Comedy

Logan Murray has successfully taught the techniques of stand-up comedy to thousands, and in this book he distills his years of experience into the essential skills for a great and enjoyable performance.

Author: Logan Murray

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473607194

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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LEARN HOW TO WRITE AND PERFORM STAND UP COMEDY. A new edition of Be A Great Stand-Up, now fully revised and updated with new material on setting up and running a comedy night and mining almost any subject for jokes. Logan Murray has successfully taught the techniques of stand-up comedy to thousands, and in this book he distills his years of experience into the essential skills for a great and enjoyable performance. He will help you find your creative streak and your funny side, build the confidence to deliver, and explain the finer details of stagecraft, from dealing with hecklers to coping with props. There is a full guide to the practicalities, from finding gigs to securing an agent, with plenty of valuable hints, tips and advice. Drawing on Logan's years of teaching and his own successful stand-up career, with top tips from some of the most well-known people in the business, it is guaranteed to bring a smile to both your face and that of your future audience. As well as full updates throughout the book, this new edition contains fresh material on how to set up and run a comedy night, mine any subject for jokes and advice on festivals. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

Stand up Comedy in Theory Or Abjection in America

A cultural theory of stand-up comedy. “Limon’s close readings of specific comic performances are masterful, making vivid and compelling his larger and more abstract arguments about the ways that comedy allows us to deal with the process ...

Author: Associate Professor of English and American Studies John Limon

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822325462

Category: Drama

Page: 152

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A cultural theory of stand-up comedy.

The Legacy of the Wisecrack

The study concludes with a look at the works of specific comedians such as Steven Wright, whose three decades of performances comprise a single picaresque tale, and Richard Pryor, whose 1982 masterpiece Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset ...

Author: Eddie Tafoya

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781599424958

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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Despite the claim of many a Borscht Belt comic that he is a practitioner of "the world's second-oldest professsion," stand-up comedy is a young and distinctly American literary form. It was not until the last decades of the nineteenth century when, enabled by unprecedented prosperity and the right to free expression, that monologists began appearing in American vaudeville halls. Yet even though it has since become an entertainment industry mainstay, stand-up comedy has received precious little scholarly attention. The Legacy of the Wisecrack: Stand-up Comedy as the Great American Literary Form looks at the theory of stand-up comedy, its literary dimensions, and its distinctly American qualities as it provides a detailed history of the forces that shaped it. The study concludes with a look at the works of specific comedians such as Steven Wright, whose three decades of performances comprise a single picaresque tale, and Richard Pryor, whose 1982 masterpiece Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip serves as modern America's answer to Dante Aligheri's epic poem, Inferno. The result is one of the first serious treatments of stand-up comedy as a literary form.

Joke Writing Book

This book has excellent hard paper quality for you to write jokes with all your heart. This book comprises of beautiful front cover with classy, lined pages for you to fill with all your great jokes.

Author: Andrea Jensen

Publisher:

ISBN: 1716068258

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 122

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Do you get multiple jokes at once and you wish to write them, but you are unable to find an ideal notebook to do so? Are you looking for a jokes notebook with lined blank pages where you can write whatever joke you want? Well then look no further because we have got this awesome product just for you. Get ready to dazzle with this elegant Joke Writing Notebook. Joke Writing Notebook has plentiful lined pages which provide ample space for creative self-expression. You can use it as a notebook for jotting down your brilliant funny jokes. Perfect for any aspiring comedian to keep track of all of their creative and amazing ideas. Every other page has a worksheet with space for brainstorming, ideas, funny connections, related topics, puns, characters and final box to write down the set up and the punchline. Makes a great present for anyone into stand-up comedy or any humorous writer. A perfect gift for birthday, anniversary, Christmas, New Year or any other event. This book has excellent hard paper quality for you to write jokes with all your heart. This book comprises of beautiful front cover with classy, lined pages for you to fill with all your great jokes. Empowering all stand-up comedians to unleash their fantastic funny jokes for everyone to enjoy! Joke Writing Book Features: Premium Glossy Cover Book Dimensions: 6x9 Number of Pages: 120

Stand Up Comedy in Chicago

To hear the story, it is as if stand-up comedy innately morphed from a dated nightclub scene to what one Chicago Sun-Times writer called Chicagos atomic comedy blast.

Author: Vince Vieceli

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439642719

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

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Ten years after Chicago saw its first full-time comedy club open, the landscape was decidedly different. Stand-up comedy has exploded in the last couple of years, a club owner told the Chicago Tribune in 1985, thats the only way to describe it: exploded. It was truly a comedy boom, with as many as 16 clubs operating at once, and it lasted nearly a decade before fading, taking with it some of Chicagos oldest comedy stages, including the Comedy Cottage, Comedy Womb, and Whos on First. Still, stalwarts like Barrel of Laughs (south) and Zanies (north) persevered. That part of the story is known; overlooked is the fact there was a comedy boom, period. To hear the story, it is as if stand-up comedy innately morphed from a dated nightclub scene to what one Chicago Sun-Times writer called Chicagos atomic comedy blast.

Mastering Stand Up

Having a perfect show is a lousy goal; no one cares and you shouldn't either. If
perfection is your goal, comedy is not for you. Great stand-up comedy is not
written, it is rewritten—and rewritten and rewritten for as long as it takes to make it
work.

Author: Stephen Rosenfield

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781613736951

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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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.

Step by Step to Stand up Comedy

If you think you're funny, and you want others to think so too, this is the book for you!

Author: Greg Dean

Publisher: Heinemann Drama

ISBN: 0325001790

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 191

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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.

A Director s Guide to the Art of Stand up

Company which takes plays to the Edinburgh Fringe with a cast of stand-ups.
Simon McBurney – An actor, director and artistic director of theatre company
Complicite. He has a strong engagement with comedy, winning the Perrier
Comedy ...

Author: Chris Head

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350035546

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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Stand-up: it's the ultimate solo art form. Yet, behind the scenes, you will increasingly find the shadowy figure of a director. For comics themselves and for those who support them, this is the first book to give the director's perspective on creating and performing stand-up comedy. Drawing on his own experience of directing stand-up alongside speaking to comedians and their directors, Chris Head produces a revealing perspective on the creative process, comic persona, writing stand-up, structuring material and delivering a performance. Directors interviewed include Logan Murray, John Gordillo and Simon McBurney, who between them have directed Eddie Izzard, Michael McIntyre, Milton Jones, Lenny Henry and French & Saunders. With a foreword by BBC arts editor Will Gompertz and contributions from many other interviewees including Oliver Double (author of Getting the Joke), this is the only book that goes all the way from one-liners to theatre via comedy club sets and full-length shows. Perfect for stand-ups from newbies to pros, students of comedy, academics studying and teaching stand-up and for directors themselves, A Director's Guide to the Art of Stand-up offers hundreds of inspiring practical insights and shows how creating the comedian's highly personal, individual act can be a deeply collaborative process.

Professional Stand Up Comedy Notebook

This book can of course be used by either individuals interested in learning comedy, professional stand up comedians and even for stand up comedy courses or your comedy class.

Author: Jay Thomson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798606614363

Category:

Page: 95

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Are you doing Stand Up Comedy? Do you want an organised way of writing down your punchlines and ideas? No more need to write down your lines and ideas on different pieces of paper. Here you have a book in perfect size that you can bring with you wherever you go. It contains already prepared templates created for stand up comedy purposes. This book can of course be used by either individuals interested in learning comedy, professional stand up comedians and even for stand up comedy courses or your comedy class. Get Your copy of the Professional Stand Up Comedy Notebook, today. Other great comedians of today: Saturday night live adam sandler Alison Gates Carmen Christopher Anna Drezen Mikey Day Streeter jay leno jerry seinfeld chris rock

Wisconsin s Statewide Guide to Stand Up Paddleboarding

This guide features an easy to use water finder, a handy QR code, and links to put-ins and take-outs, plus a full description of water features en-route.

Author: Ben Shaw

Publisher: Trails Books

ISBN: 1934553433

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 120

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Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is easy to learn, a great workout, one style of surfing that doesn't require a coast, and it's perfectly suited to the water trails of Wisconsin.Inside you'll find: Easy-to-use water finder; Over 50 trips and SUP sweet spots; Close to 90 handy QR code links to put-ins and take-outs for your smartphone; Descriptions of water features en-route; Concise technique section to get you up and gliding.The book is laid out by region and water type. Simply open to a section of the state that you are interested in exploring and then jump to your choice of Flatwater Classics (lakes), River Sessions (rivers), or the Third Coast (Great Lakes). Join us in exploring the wonderful waterways in this great state!

How to Be a Stand Up Comedian

In short this book would answer these common questions of aspiring stand up comedians: How To Prepare For The First Time In Becoming A Stand Up Comedian What Topics Should You Speak About That Would Get Great Responses How To Write Jokes ...

Author: Simon Cavalli

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1483968030

Category: Stand-up comedy

Page: 124

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Have You Ever Watch In Awe As Someone Performs Amazing Stand Up Comedy? Ever Thought If You Could Do The Same Thing? Do You Want To Make People Laugh Endlessly By Becoming A Stand Up Comedian? Why Stand Up Comedy? Being a stand up comedian is something which many people aspire to become. Stand up comedy has the tremendous effect of bring a lot of joy to other people. It is perhaps one of the greatest occupation in the world - bring people laughter in their lives. A stand up comedian is someone who simply goes on stage and share jokes. The jokes can come from different topics. Stand up comedy is perhaps the most creative form of entertainment. A stand up comedian requires a lot of guts in order to start off in the field in the very first place. Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Success In Stand Up Comedy? In How To Be A Stand Up Comedian - The Beginners Guide Towards Becoming A Successful Stand-up Comedian, you would learn a step by step method of starting out in stand up comedy. Simon Cavalli has written a guide on his journey of becoming a stand up comedian. It is filled with methods of preparing yourself mentally and how to approach a gig. Start Out As A Stand Up Comedian? The most important chapter is perhaps on how to approach being a stand up comedian for the first time. It involves having the right mindset to become a stand up. You would learn how to develop a stand up comedian mindset and to create a comic environment. You would also learn to debunk a great myth in stand up comedy - that stand up comedians are extroverts. Simon also shares why stand up comedy is a spiritual experience as well - a great journey of knowing yourself. You would learn what is important to you, what tickles your funny bone and how you relate to others. How To Be A Stand Up Comedian For Beginners If you are someone who has aspiration to become a stand up comedian but simply find it too tough to start, this guide would help you with the process of observing the stand up comedy masters as well. You would learn to develop a certain comedic personality and how to write great jokes based on them. You would learn how to build your joke and create a hilarious punchline. The aspiring stand up comedian would also learn how to test and polish their jokes. It includes a sub-chapter on "Tips That Would Help You Test Your Jokes" and "How Sitcoms Are Being Written". However, it doesn't stop there. You would learn how to present your jokes and to learn from the various performances. Finally, in the last chapter, Simon creates a checklist of what it takes to be a great stand up comedian. Before you start your first stand up comedy gig, be sure to go through this checklist. Stand Up Comedy For Dummies In short, How To Be A Stand Up Comedian is a great "stand up comedy how to" or the perfect "stand up comedy for dummies" book. If you are someone with great aspirations in stand up comedy, this book is a great starting point. In short this book would answer these common questions of aspiring stand up comedians: How To Prepare For The First Time In Becoming A Stand Up Comedian What Topics Should You Speak About That Would Get Great Responses How To Write Jokes For Stand Up Comedy How To Polish And Test Your Jokes If you want to know more about this book, click LOOK INSIDE to learn more about How To Be A Stand Up Comedian.

Why Buildings Stand Up

Traces the development of architectural structure, ranging from the nomad's simple tent to the Sears Tower

Author: Mario Salvadori

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393306763

Category: Architecture

Page: 323

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Traces the development of architectural structure, ranging from the nomad's simple tent to the Sears Tower

Stand Up for Yourself and Your Friends

This book helps girls learn how to spot bullying and stand up and speak out against it.

Author: Patti Kelley Criswell

Publisher: American Girl Publishing Incorporated

ISBN: 1609587383

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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This book helps girls learn how to spot bullying and stand up and speak out against it. Quizzes, quotes from real girls, and "what would you do?" scenarios give readers lots of ideas for dealing with bullies, including clever comebacks and ways to ask adults for help. Includes an anti-bullying pledge for girls to sign, plus tear-out tips to share with their parents.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments Translated Out of the Original Tongues and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised

... dominion shall be a great dominion . years with a great army and with 6 And in
the end of years they much riches . shall join themselves together ; 14 And in
those times there shall for the king's daughter of the many stand up against the
king ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:AH57QX

Category:

Page: 1566

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Stand Up

Stand-Up! is the first book to both analyse the background of stand-up comedy and take us inside the world of being a solo comedian Oliver Double writes a lively history of the traditions of British stand-up comedy - from its roots in music ...

Author: Oliver Double

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408148877

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Stand-Up! is the first book to both analyse the background of stand-up comedy and take us inside the world of being a solo comedian Oliver Double writes a lively history of the traditions of British stand-up comedy - from its roots in music hall and variety to today's club and alternative comedy scene - and also engages in a serious exploration of what it is like to be a comedian onstage in front of a sometimes adoring and sometimes hostile audience. He looks critically at the work of such stand-up stars as Frankie Howerd, Les Dawson, Billy Connolly, Victoria Wood, Ben Elton and Eddie Izzard. And he looks at himself as a performer.

Stand Up Shake Hands Say How Do You Do

With the aid of this unique book, a boy can easily learn or be taught what he needs to know about table manners, introductions, going to parties or giving them, being a houseguest or entertaining one, traveling, restaurants, going to ...

Author: Marjabelle Young Stewart

Publisher: Robert B Luce

ISBN: 0883311003

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 134

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Stand Up, Shake Hands, Say "How Do You Do" is a practical, no-nonsense guide to everyday good manners aimed at boys from the ages of six to twelve (although their older brothers may snitch it): It tells young boys exactly what to do and say, how to behave with grace and confidence in any formal or informal situation. Before self-consciousness has a chance to set in, young boys have a right to know what will be expected of them as they grow into manhood. From the ages of six or seven on, the authors believe that just knowing the words "please" and "thank you" is not enough to make a boy feel at ease around other people. He would like to be proud of a good, firm handshake ... know when to sit down, when to stand up ... know the code of good sportsmanship ... know how to handle conversations ... know what to do about telephone messages and invitations ... and when he is away from his own dinner table, be able to choose the right fork, cut his meat properly, and know when to start eating. Good manners become part of a boy when he is first meeting new friends and new problems, going to school dances and parties, and into other people's homes. Throughout his life these same manners will become so natural and easy that they will guarantee his popularity and respect from friends, in school and in public, and later on in college and on the job. With the aid of this unique book, a boy can easily learn or be taught what he needs to know about table manners, introductions, going to parties or giving them, being a houseguest or entertaining one, traveling, restaurants, going to sporting events, writing letters and thank-yous easily and quickly, and above all else, about being an admired and loved member of his own family. Book jacket.