Be a Great Stand up

How to master the art of stand up comedy and making people laugh Logan Murray. builds up around it and that a TV production company, a commissioning editor or radio producer will realize the show's potential and offer you a big, ...

Author: Logan Murray

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444131116

Category: Humor

Page: 289

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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. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of stand-up comedy. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9781473607194

Category: Performing Arts

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.

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.

Mastering Stand Up

This entertaining and sharply written guide--for both beginners breaking into comedy and professionals seeking to improve their sets and advance their careers--examines the work of great comedians such as Louis C.K., Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie ...

Author: Stephen Rosenfield

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613736924

Category: Nonfiction

Page: 272

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This entertaining and sharply written guide--for both beginners breaking into comedy and professionals seeking to improve their sets and advance their careers--examines the work of great comedians such as Louis C.K., Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Izzard, Moms Mabley, Hannibal Buress, Sarah Silverman, Richard Pryor, and more as a means of illustrating the most important techniques of performing and writing stand-up. Here, Stephen Rosenfield lays out a clear plan for achieving success, candidly explaining what works, what doesn't, and why. Including a 12-item "Successful Comedian's To-Do List," Rosenfield states, "Get undeniably good at each of these and you can kiss your day job good-bye. You will be a pro." The New York Times heralded Stephen Rosenfield as "probably the best known comedy teacher in the country." His alumni include some of today's most prominent comedians and comedy writers, such as Lena Dunham, Jim Gaffigan, Eric Slovin, and Jessica Kirson. Rosenfield has directed, coached, and/or written for these and hundreds of other comedians. As a pioneer in the field of teaching comedy, he founded the American Comedy Institute, the premier stand-up comedy school in the United States, in 1989.

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.

Stand Up for Your Life

Create a Daily Habit of Passing up Good for Great Challenge yourself throughout the day to use your new skill of passing up good for great . You might even use the following question to guide your choices : If this is good , what would ...

Author: Cheryl Richardson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743226518

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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Provides strategies for making over one's inner life and explains how to transform such obstacles as self-doubt, conflict phobia, and anxiety into a firm foundation for building personal power and self-confidence.

The Making of a Stand Up Guy

1979, I decided to accompany Eddie, who was eighteen, to a stand-up gig at a party at Hofstra University on Long Island. I would later learn through my own hard knocks on the road as a comic that a party is never a great setting for ...

Author: Charlie Murphy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439150532

Category: Humor

Page: 240

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As one of the most popular performers on Comedy Central’s mega-hit The Chappelle Show, Charlie Murphy—older brother of comedy legend Eddie Murphy—shares his passion for comedy and tells his true Hollywood stories in this juicy and highly entertaining memoir. Once described by Chris Rock as “Eddie Murphy on acid,” Charlie Murphy has achieved fame as a recurring performer on the critically acclaimed, three-time Emmy-nominated cult sensation Chappelle’s Show on Comedy Central. Celebrated in particular for his “Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories” skits, featuring hilarious renditions of Rick James and Prince, Murphy now recounts many of the actual stories that inspired these popular sketches in vivid and comical detail in Doing Time: The Making of a Stand-Up Guy. With his flare for storytelling and his distinctive and fearless voice, it’s no wonder that Charlie Murphy has been the subject of many featured stories in numerous magazines, including GQ, Essence, Rolling Stone, and he was recently listed as one of the Hottest People to Watch in Entertainment Weekly’s “Must List.” Featuring outrageous misadventures as part of his younger brother Eddie’s entourage, and hysterical encounters with numerous celebrities, Doing Time: The Making of a Stand-Up Guy is a fascinating and wildly funny chronicle from one of the most talented comedians today.

Standup Paddling Montana

The lake is a 3,700-acre reservoir backed up by the Madison Dam, first built in the early 1900s. The lake and dam divide the upper and lower Madison River. Above the lake, the Madison is one of Montana's premier fisheries and a great ...

Author: Greg Peters

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493045457

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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Anchored by two stunning national parks, carved by dozens of rivers and sprinkled with glistening lakes, Montana is a standup paddling paradise. From calm paddles set against snowcapped mountains to whitewater routes for adventurous souls, Standup Paddling Montana features the best sites across the state for standup paddlers of all skill levels.

Will the Real Antichrist Please Stand Up

(Daniel 8:24) Hannibal Barca was a Carthginian General that history records as the greatest military leader in history. ... (Daniel 7:8) And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give honor of the kingdom: ...

Author: Bill Cicansky

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781098072650

Category: Religion

Page: 60

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Finally, the truth is revealed! In every generation, people have asked the question, "Who is the Antichrist?" Can we identify who he is? Does the Word of God have that answer? There has been much speculation over the hundreds of years who that person is or might be. Finally, a compelling and revealing eye-opener who the real Antichrist is, Will the Real Antichrist Please Stand Up! Just as my literary agent, Paul, who started me on this journey by always saying, "Enjoy the adventure of publishing a book," I trust you will enjoy the truth of this book as much as I have had in writing it.

THE STAND UP COMEDY FESTIVAL

“Thank you, great stand-ups that you are; thank you movie and television guests; thank you Harry Von Zell for volunteering your time as our sterling announcer; thank you Louie and Keely for giving of your time in adding to the success ...

Author: Aubrey J. Sher, Ph.D.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781493116416

Category: Humor

Page: 156

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This book is a fictional account of a stand-up comedy festival, organized and hosted by the legendary Ed Sullivan of “Toast of the Town” fame. Although the event itself is make-believe, all the characters, 200 of America's greatest comedians and comediennes, are real. More than 50 of them will step up to the microphone to deliver their one liners. Among the performers are Fred Allen, Roseanne Barr, Milton Berle, George Burns, George Carlin, Bill Cosby, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneris, Jimmy Durante, Whoopi Goldberg, Alan King, Jay Leno, Moms Mabely, Jack Paar, Joan Rivers, Jerry Seinfeld, Henny Youngman, and thirty-five other legendary comics. The five chapters are titled (1) The Art of Stand-up Comedy (2) Birth of an Idea (3) The Red Carpet (4) The Host (Ed Sullivan) and (5) The Performers. Laugh along with Ed Sullivan and the audience at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, especially at the adlibs from non-performing comics in the audience.

Stand Up or Die

To watch Richard Pryor, one of the alltime great stand-up comics, playing to a largely black audience (albeit via a cinema screen) made the experience so fascinating. But there was a section in his set that really.

Author: Andy de la Tour

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781849436663

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

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Originally part of the UK alternative comedy scene, Andy de la Tour spent many years on the circuit, performing with the likes of Rik Mayall, Ben Elton, Alexei Sayle and French and Saunders. After a 20-year break from stand-up he returned to New York City, the genre’s spiritual home, to start all over again in the back-rooms and dive bars of the Big Apple. This is one man’s journey through New York’s underground comedy scene. From ‘Rubber Bullets’ in lower Manhattan to the ‘Hot Tub’ in Brooklyn, Andy takes the stand. Can he make them laugh? Will New Yorkers stomach his outsider’s take on Obama, the Tea Party and 9/11? Andy’s a long way from home and dying is not an option.

Jokes Joke Writing Workbook

Nothing worse than being mocked by a blank page when trying to write new material. This workbook can help turn joke-killing creative blocks into jokes that kill. Bad Perm Unicorn ◆ Because the world has never needed more FUNNY than now.

Author: Bad Perm Unicorn

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798669011765

Category:

Page: 108

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More Funny for Less Money ★ 5 Step System to Write Jokes Faster & Funnier Introducing the Joke Builder System --> 5 Step System to Write Jokes Faster & Funnier. You'll be writing jokes that deliver in no time! From page to stage, the Jokes: Joke Writing Workbook will help transform your funny ideas and stories into stage-ready material. Developed by a comedian, this is unlike any other joke writing workbook. Most stand-up comedy notebooks and journals use the same pre-fab templates. (Dare you to check out the 'Look Inside' feature on other listings.) Boring and uninspired! Our Joke Builder System is a fresh approach to the process of crafting solid material. Full disclosure: Your jokes won't write themselves. We're not that good. BUT, we believe our system will help keep the creative process well-lubed. AND what comic doesn't appreciate a well-lubed process? ✔ Check Out the Funny-Inducing Features : Joke Builder System: 5 Guided Writing Prompts per Joke Developed by Emmy-Winning Comedian ('cuz comedians aren't a dime a dozen, right?) Plenty o' Room to Workshop Jokes: Two pages per joke Size Matters: 6x9" Notebook->Great size to work on the go or on the futon Protection First: Glossy Cover helps repel all kinds of liquids (Don't ask. Don't tell.) 100% Organic, Free Range & BPA-Free! Nothing worse than being mocked by a blank page when trying to write new material. This workbook can help turn joke-killing creative blocks into jokes that kill. Bad Perm Unicorn ◆ Because the world has never needed more FUNNY than now.

Performance and Identity in Irish Stand Up Comedy

Davies,Ashley,'CharmingIrishStandup',16August2007, http://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/article/4004 maevehiggins/. ... This Year's Inaugural Richard Pryor Awardfor Comedy,We Asked aGroup of Comics to Put a Question to the Great StandUp.

Author: S. Colleary

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137343901

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 209

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One of the cultural phenomena to occur in Ireland in the last two decades has been the highly successful growth of stand-up comedy as a popular entertainment genre. This book examines stand-up comedy from the perspective of the narrated self, through the prism of the fabricated comedy persona, including Tommy Tiernan, Dylan Moran and Maeve Higgins.

Basics of Stand up Training

feel good that is fairly low-key. You don't want learners to be distracted by your clothes. □ Do you have a pair of comfortable, professional- looking shoes to wear? □ Have you planned to get a good night's sleep before the session?

Author: Tora Estep

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 1562863894

Category: Business presentations

Page: 16

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Learning doesn't just happen because information is poured into people's ears, especially not when the learners are adults. So there are a lot of things to think about and do to train effectively. This Infoline helps the trainer get through the process in a way that is manageable and easy to follow.

Why Stand up Matters

This book looks at the social and political impact of stand-up comedy in both its positive and negative forms.

Author: Sophie Quirk

Publisher:

ISBN: 1472578961

Category: Stand-up comedy

Page: 246

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Funny, lively, and unpredictable, stand-up comedy is above all a medium to be enjoyed. Popular as a good night out and packing the TV schedules, stand-up permeates British society and culture. But ubiquitous though it is, we are generally reluctant to consider stand-up's social consequences. When comedians offend we seem ready to consider the potential for stand-up to do some wider harm, yet we rarely consider the good that stand-up might do. This book looks at the social and political impact of stand-up comedy in both its positive and negative forms. It demonstrates how comedy audiences allow themselves to be manipulated, and the potential harm - and material benefits - that may arise from 'just' being funny.

The Last Laugh

The first and only book to take readers fully into the bizarre universe of the stand-up comic, from its earliest origins in the antics of Milton Berle and Sid Caesar to today's hottest acts.

Author: Phil Berger

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780815410966

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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The first and only book to take readers fully into the bizarre universe of the stand-up comic, from its earliest origins in the antics of Milton Berle and Sid Caesar to today's hottest acts.

Stand Up Deliver

“If Brenda can get her project started, it would be a great boon to the community, Brian. And it would be good for the horses too.” “Yes, Daddy. They want to be helpful.” Annie had a handful of grass to feed to Ginger. Bob looked up to ...

Author: Sandra Amberg

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781480990395

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

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Stand Up! Deliver By: Sandra Amberg The Sisters of St. Francis on the Hill in historic Dubuque, Iowa, are working very hard to maintain their large holdings and dwindling population. Sustainability is their goal. In the forefront of the action is Sister Margaret Sorenson, age 92, whose motto “STAND UP! DELIVER” will not allow her to pass by a problem or opportunity without acting. In STAND UP! DELIVER, Sister Margaret encounters people in need whose skills and talents she is able to utilize at the convent, to everyone’s benefit. Meet the beautiful Gypsy Vanner horses and the three-year-old who can read their minds; a librarian who was raped and went into hiding; a divorced woman who only wants to farm and realize her dreams; a young couple in love who are unable to have children of their own; a history teacher writing curriculum to show the importance of horses in all aspects of life; a social worker discovering her father is a rapist; and a young boy with exceptional artistic talent and a drug-addicted mother. Like Ebru art, marbling oil on water, Sister Margaret introduces the players to each other, and with a lot of imagination, work, and prayer, she blends them to form heavenly patterns.

How to Kill in Comedy Find Your Comedic Character 20 Amazing Formulas for Great Jokes Slay the Audience

A how-to book on Stand-up Comedy. Part One describes Steve North, the comedy coach's explanation of and how the reader can discover their own unique comedic character, or persona.

Author: Steve North

Publisher: Bfe Press

ISBN: 0983126127

Category: Education

Page: 230

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A how-to book on Stand-up Comedy. Part One describes Steve North, the comedy coach's explanation of and how the reader can discover their own unique comedic character, or persona. Part two offers a workbook featuring 20 of the best formulas for writing comedy material for your character. Part three covers clubs, the 'biz', and how to navigate your career in standup.

Stand Up Guys

Each chapter shines a light on a world changer, a role model I would want my kids to look up to. It's so important for young people to see how God can use anybody to do great things. And this book shines a bright light on fifty ...

Author: Kate Etue

Publisher: Zonderkidz

ISBN: 9780310769712

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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From highlighting social injustice to building infrastructure to feeding the hungry, there are men doing ground-breaking work for good all over the world. Stand-Up Guys features inspiring stories of Christian men who have made an impact on their communities. Being a man can mean many things, and boys should know they can follow any path they want and still change the world. Featuring important historical figures such as Eric Liddell and George Washington Carver and more recent heroes, such as Robby Novak, aka “Kid President,” and Chef José Andrés, this book will inspire young men to change the world. Stand-Up Guys features: 50 biographical profiles of current and historical men of faith Historical and current figures that haven’t been featured elsewhere A colorful interior with illustrations

Stand Up Paddleboarding 2 0

Why Stand-Up Paddleboarding Is Good For Your Mind, Body, and Soul There are a whole bunch of reasons why stand-up paddleboarding is a popular sport. Being on or near water invokes a sense of peacefulness and calm mainly because you are ...

Author: HowExpert

Publisher: HowExpert

ISBN: 9781647587147

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 118

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“Stand-Up Paddleboarding 2.0” has every term, trick, and tip you’ll ever hear about the sport of SUP. As one of the fastest growing outdoor activities for beginners, stand-up paddleboarding is a great way to lose weight, enjoy nature, and improve your physique. “Stand-Up Paddleboarding 2.0” has a full glossary of SUP-related terms along with 101 tips and lessons associated with the sport. Just like my first HowExpert Guide “Stand Up Paddle Board Racing For Beginners”, this is a good introductory guide to all things stand-up paddleboarding. In this version, you will find: - The top three things you need to become a good stand-up paddleboarder - Necessary equipment (and optional accessories) to have a fun time out on the water - Proper paddling technique and safety tips - How to turn on a SUP - How to get back on your board - Health benefits associated with stand-up paddleboarding - Terms and definitions from A-Z about stand-up paddleboarding (every letter of the alphabet is covered!) - 101 tips, tricks, and lessons about stand-up paddleboarding - My SUP race training diary for the 2018 season and additional resources About the Expert: Based in Lake Tahoe, California, Kayla Anderson loves to read, write, and play in the outdoors. In summer 2017, Kayla began working for one of the best paddleboard rental/coffee shops in America called Waterman’s Landing. There, she has access to some of the best paddleboards, the water, and advice from two elite paddle board racers. She fell in love with the sport of SUP because it allows her to be out in the water more often than she already is. Kayla also writes for The Tahoe Weekly and Enjoy Northern California Living magazine. This is her second HowExpert book on stand-up paddleboarding. HowExpert publishes quick 'how to' guides on all topics from A to Z by everyday experts.