Bring the Funny

Bring the Funny is a manual on writing comedy screenplays that is for all levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. It can be highlighted, bookmarked, ...

Author: Greg DePaul

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317399827

Category: Art

Page: 222

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A sharp, funny book about comedy screenwriting from a successful screenwriter that uses recent – as in this century – movies you've actually seen as examples. Greg DePaul (Screenwriter, Bride Wars, Saving Silverman) has sold scripts to Miramax, Fox, Disney, New Line, Sony, MGM and Village Roadshow. He's worked with comedy stars like Jack Black, Kate Hudson, Jason Biggs and Amanda Peet. Now Greg takes everything he knows about writing comedy and breaking into the biz, tosses it into a blender and serves up this tasty, fat-free smoothie of a book that’s easy to read, brutally honest, and straight from the heart ... of Hollywood. Bring the Funny is chock full o' tricks, strategies and insider terms used by successful comedy screenwriters, including: Comic Justice Wrylies Genre-Bending Shadow Characters The BDR's The Two-Hander The Conceit Comedic Escalation Gapping A.I.C. Fish Outta Water The Idea Factory Really Important Comedy Screenwriting Rules Number 99 and 100 If you're looking to write funnier and better screenplays, you want this book. But if you're ready to pack up your car, drive out to L.A., and dive into a career as a comedy screenwriter, you need this book. Now. Buy it, jam it into your pocket, and hit the gas. Greg's got your back.

Bring the Funny

Bring the Funny is chock full o' tricks, strategies and insider terms used by successful comedy screenwriters, including: Comic Justice Wrylies Genre-Bending Shadow Characters The BDR's The Two-Hander The Conceit Comedic Escalation Gapping ...

Author: Greg DePaul

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317399810

Category: Art

Page: 222

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A sharp, funny book about comedy screenwriting from a successful screenwriter that uses recent – as in this century – movies you've actually seen as examples. Greg DePaul (Screenwriter, Bride Wars, Saving Silverman) has sold scripts to Miramax, Fox, Disney, New Line, Sony, MGM and Village Roadshow. He's worked with comedy stars like Jack Black, Kate Hudson, Jason Biggs and Amanda Peet. Now Greg takes everything he knows about writing comedy and breaking into the biz, tosses it into a blender and serves up this tasty, fat-free smoothie of a book that’s easy to read, brutally honest, and straight from the heart ... of Hollywood. Bring the Funny is chock full o' tricks, strategies and insider terms used by successful comedy screenwriters, including: Comic Justice Wrylies Genre-Bending Shadow Characters The BDR's The Two-Hander The Conceit Comedic Escalation Gapping A.I.C. Fish Outta Water The Idea Factory Really Important Comedy Screenwriting Rules Number 99 and 100 If you're looking to write funnier and better screenplays, you want this book. But if you're ready to pack up your car, drive out to L.A., and dive into a career as a comedy screenwriter, you need this book. Now. Buy it, jam it into your pocket, and hit the gas. Greg's got your back.

When the World Laughs

Greg DePaul, Bring the Funny: The Essential Companion for the Comedy Screenwriter (New York: Routledge, 2017). DePaul, Bring the Funny, 144.

Author: William V. Costanzo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190925024

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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When the World Laughs is a book about the intersection of humor, history, and culture. It explores how film comedy, one of the world's most popular movie genres, reflects the values and beliefs of those who enjoy its many forms, its most enduring characters and stories, its most entertaining routines and funniest jokes. What people laugh at in Europe, Africa, or the Far East reveals important truths about their differences and common bonds. By investigating their traditions of humor, by paying close attention to what kinds of comedy cross national boundaries or what gets lost in translation, this study leads us to a deeper understanding of each other and ourselves. Section One begins with a survey of the theories and research that best explain how humor works. It clarifies the varieties of comic forms and styles, identifies the world's most archetypal figures of fun, and traces the history of the world's traditions of humor from earliest times to today. It also examines the techniques and aesthetics of film comedy: how movies use the world's rich repertoire of amusing stories, gags, and wit to make us laugh and think. Section Two offers a close look at national and regional trends. It applies the concepts set forth earlier to specific films-across a broad spectrum of sub-genres, historical eras, and cultural contexts-providing an insightful comparative study of the world's great traditions of film comedy.

Bring on the Funny

There's no place like Bikini Bottom for laughs, & SpongeBob & his friends are sure to keep readers laughing til the tide comes in with this joke book bind-up.

Author: David Lewman

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's

ISBN: 1847388515

Category: SpongeBob SquarePants (Fictitious character)

Page: 288

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There's no place like Bikini Bottom for laughs, and SpongeBob and his friends are sure to keep readers laughing til the tide comes in with this joke book bind-up! Included in this collection of four joke books are Jokes from the Krusty Krab, Nautical Nonsense, Classroom Crack-ups!, and For Singing Out Loud!

Live From New York

FINESSE MITCHELL: When you're a member of the cast, there's a lot of pressure on you outside of SNL to bring the funny or bring some sort of change to the ...

Author: Tom Shales

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316295079

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 800

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James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales's definitive oral history of Saturday Night Live, hailed as "incredible" (Vulture) and "required reading" (People). When first published to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, Live from New York was immediately proclaimed the best book ever produced on the landmark and legendary late-night show. In their own words, unfiltered and uncensored, a dazzling galaxy of trail-blazing talents recalled three turbulent decades of on-camera antics and off-camera escapades. Now decades have passed, and bestselling authors James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales have returned to Studio 8H. Over more than 100 pages of new material, they raucously and revealingly take the SNL story up to the present, adding a constellation of iconic new stars, surprises, and controversies.

A Conservative Walks Into a Bar

Put another way, what I think is funny may not be funny to you. This is one of the challenges of comedy—trying to bring the funny to a wide enough audience.

Author: Alison Dagnes

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781137262837

Category: Humor

Page: 239

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Introduction: Who Brings the Funny? Data, Experiments & Proof Mirroring the Political Climate: Satire in History Art and Profession Being Funny & Being Right, Being Left & Being Right Conclusions.

How Private George W Peck Put Down the Rebellion or The Funny Experiences of a Raw Recruit 1887

By the way, one of the general's start saw her last night, and drew the cartridges from her revolver, and put in some blank cartridges. If the worst comes, ...

Author: George W. Peck

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4064066192679

Category: Fiction

Page: 1784

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"How Private George W. Peck Put Down the Rebellion or, The Funny Experiences of a Raw Recruit - 1887" by George W. Peck. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Ballou s Dollar Monthly Magazine

“ It's intensely funny , ” said the early riser ; “ BRINGING UP . ... And bring him up full grand ; “ Oh , I wouldn't put you to so much trouble ...

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Demon with a Comb Over

If you're not funny, your soul is mine. ... He leaned back into darkness where I hope he'll stay put. ... One shot to bring the funny.

Author: Stuart R. West

Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books LLC

ISBN: 9781626013391

Category: Fiction

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Laugh till it hurts! There are few things in life worse than being a bombing comedian in an empty club, unless you pick on the one person in the crowd who happens to be an ancient demon who can make your life a living, ironic hell. Stand-up comedian Charlie Broadmoor has a hell of a time coming up with new material while terrorized at every waking moment by a poorly-coiffed, thin-skinned eldritch evil whose appreciation of humor is dwarfed by his monumental pettiness. Charlie quickly learns that making light of the supernatural is no joke. It’s Seinfeld meets Milton in this uproarious tale of fear and laughing by Stuart R. West. This edition also features The Book of Kobal, giving the reader a glimpse into the origins of the short-tempered demon.

Just Bring It

Day Writing Journals the Blank Lined Notebook Writing Journal is ideal Gifts who Love day to day writing Notebooks and Capture Thoughts, Or for everyone who wish to surprise their favorite relative on holidays or all year long, but have no ...

Author: Day Writing Journals

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ISBN: 1075203929

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Page: 106

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Day Writing Journals the Blank Lined Notebook Writing Journal is ideal Gifts who Love day to day writing Notebooks and Capture Thoughts, Or for everyone who wish to surprise their favorite relative on holidays or all year long, but have no time. Family life Journals provide gift ideas for your relatives or loved ones and lets you make your holiday as a memorable one. Creative Taking Notes Journal Explore Your Inner Gratitude Journaling Perfect Gifts for your Relative on your Favorite Holiday, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Christmas, Birthday, Graduate, Education, School, Special Occasion and Everyday A Memorable and Thoughtful Funny Design on the Cover 104 pages Blank Lined Paper Measures 6" x 9" with Softcover Book Binding Black And White Interior Journal Notebook for Women Men Kids Boys Girls Family Childhood, Youth, Coming Of Age, Death, Loss, Grief, Depression, Family Life, Self Help, Friendship, Love, Marriage, Anniversary, Pregnancy, Spiritual, Travel, Voyage, School, College, University, Career, Workplace, Working, Office, Divorce, Marriage, Parenting, Parent And Children, Dating, Relationships, Singlehood, Single Women, Sister, Wedding, Mom, Dad, Grandpa, Grandma, Brother, Aunt, Daughter, Son, Uncle, Cousin Day Writing Journals provides you year round unique Motivation and Everyday Inspiration Journals, Diaries, Coloring books, Planners, Picture Books, Sketchbooks, Children Activity Books, Comic, Music and Notebooks that are perfect gifts or your own writings. Get creative with us Capture Your Thoughts in This Reflective Writing Notebook that makes your day as a memorable one! Get your copy today ”

Murder With Reservations

If Rhonda had stacks of counterfeit cash, she'd bring the feds down on the Full Moon. ... You couldn't put the funny money in the till.

Author: Elaine Viets

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101078921

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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"Fans of Janet Evanovich and Parnell Hall will appreciate Viets's humor."—South Florida Sun-Sentinel Working at Sybil's Full Moon Hotel in Fort Lauderdale keeps Helen both financially and physically fit. But cleaning up after hotel guests is not like cleaning a house—it's like cleaning 15 houses. When fellow maid Rhonda goes missing, the rest of the cleaning staff chalk it up to job burnout and imagine that she finally ditched the housekeeping gig to run off with the rich boyfriend she's always talking about. But then Rhonda turns up dead in a dumpster, and no one feels safe—especially not Helen. To make matters worse, her ex-husband is hot on her trail, checking in to the very hotel where she works. The cops don't seem to care much about a murdered maid, but they have noticed there's something shady about Helen. If she doesn't manage to dodge their questions and shake off her ex, it could be checkout time for her.

The Funny Fight

Bringing no objection was the public will. I want to bring you to be aware of the reason the reaching is starting in the north as foretold in the New ...

Author: Martin Bector

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781403360922

Category: Religion

Page: 108

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A Princess of Doubt. Being forced to be an Oneida princess of her father's Turtle Clan, was the worst thing that ever happened to Dancing Star. She was allowed to make no decisions of her own, and being forced to marry her most hated enemy made matters much worse. No one believed what kind of vile warrior this man was, and Dancing Star was beginning to lose all hope until A Paralyzed Existence. Russell Powell had lost everything precious to him, including his ability to walk, by a group of malicious Indian renegades. There was no determination in his heart to continue his desolate life. He loathed all Indians with a burning passion. However, as he encounters the beautiful princess, his burden of emptiness and hatred is magically replaced with a romantic paradise. Being confined to a strange object he calls a "wheelchair", Dancing Star is deeply intrigued by this handsome white man. Russell gives her much contentment and peace, and she is his encouragement. But her duties of being a loyal Oneida princess and Russell's obsession for vengeance threatens to keep them apart forever

Warm Beer Lousy Food

Some bring my funny side out. I think that's what happened at the Club. I learned a lot there through trial and error, and now I can structure a joke like a ...

Author: S. Columbia John S. Columbia

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440171758

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 180

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The line began forming after eight o'clock. Sal, short and heavy-set, kept everyone busy. Neat, in a white shirt and sports jacket, with his grey fedora cocked to the side, his crooked grin made you smile. Without warning the heavy door would swing open and the waiters would come outside to join him. They were dressed in pajamas or prison garb, with hats and horns, and were there to warm up the crowd. Some in line expected this, others were shocked. The pink polka dot building should have been a warning. Complete strangers in line became chummy, exchanging stories they had heard; toilet seat covers to serve drinks on, microphones in the ladies room, toilet paper for napkins. Most had brought their friends there to be roasted. The line of people varied in age. They all dressed casually because they'd heard you could get a pie in the face or a squirt in the eye. The club's routines were blue in color, but harmless. If you were lucky you might see a "Balls for the Queen" or a "Singing beer." The price was always right for a good time and Warm Beer and Lousy Food was the place to be.

800 Funny Kid Jokes That Bring The Laughs

This book offers side-splitting fun anytime and anywhere: - Car trip chuckles―These jokes for kids will keep young readers engaged and giggling not just at home but on road trips, plane trips, and beyond.

Author: Sherika McLavrin

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ISBN: 9798593622549

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Page: 186

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Here you'll find almost 800 funny jokes for kids to get your little ones laughing out loud. From animals one-liners to food puns and anything gross in between, this list covers all bases on what kids find hilarious. You might even crack yourself up, too. Read on and check out the best jokes for kids! This book offers side-splitting fun anytime and anywhere: - Car trip chuckles―These jokes for kids will keep young readers engaged and giggling not just at home but on road trips, plane trips, and beyond. - Budding comedians―Kids will learn about setups, punch lines, and how to write some jokes of their own to build confidence and creative thinking. - Reading frenzy―This is one book even reluctant young readers won't be able to put down.

Bring It On

Thomas' voice was musical when he laughed. A deep, loud sound. “You're something else, Katy,” he said when he composed himself. “What's so funny about that?

Author: Shelley K Wall

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440557262

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

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Kathryn Delroy thinks the management training session she’s been asked to attend will be a dream come true. The excitement hits a new level when an old family friend, Thomas Ryan, shows up as well. When the training ends, their passion for each other finds them stranded in a cabin in the Alaskan mountains - a cabin that belongs to a wanted fugitive. When they discover documents that identify illegal activities, they panic and report what they’ve found to the FBI. Kathryn and Thomas end up on a dash for their lives, protected by federal agents. The man believed to be chasing them is contracted to manipulate political and financial agendas through physical violence - and death. Cross-country travels and high-stakes mountain adventures are only part of the trials they face as they attempt to build a relationship and stay alive. Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors

All about Him

Sometimes it is funny how circumstances bring out the worst in you for a better purpose. Have you ever lose a loved one and did not know what to do, ...

Author: Stylicia A. Bowden

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781434371539

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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This little book is like a burglar alarm. The Muslims have broken into the U.S.. They came in through the side door (Mexico) while nobody was watching. This little book is like an atom bomb! Commander Patterson: "It is a book that every American should read to know what's happening in our country, for the enemy is already here." Pat Robertson: "Islam is not a peaceful religion. And the Koran makes it very clear. If you see an infidel you are to kill him. Now that doesn't sound peaceful to me." The bombing of the Twin Towers in New York changed America forever! It has changed the skyline of New York. It has destroyed the lives of 3,000 innocent people. But it has done more than just that: We have been forced into a Holy War with Islam, which has been at war with the world for fourteen centuries. In this book "ISLAM" the reader will get the unvarnished truth about the rise of Islam, a terror network that is global in scope and ruthless in power. We must confront it, if we wish to survive!

The Education Digest

They were surprised when I said : Another said : " If school books " Bring any books you wish . " were put into the form of funny The next day the room was ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015035855769

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The Funny Thing About Being Sober

If you thought I was funny when I was alive, bring a sharpie to my wake. You can be sure that, by the time I die, there's not going to be anything in my ...

Author: John C. Wolfe

Publisher: Wolfe Books

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“The Funny Thing About Being Sober” is the punchline to "You Can't Die: A Day of Clarity." It contrasts, in a humorous, sometimes explicit way, the difference between life now, and life before rehab. Drunk or sober, the author is weird. Those around him are surprised to learn that he's even weirder sober than he was drunk. Soon after leaving rehab, the author learns what he long-suspected -- that, for decades, his alcoholism masked a different illness, one that he would now have to confront in sobriety. He does it mockingly, with an irreverent attitude and a steady stream of pranks, stunts and childish behavior, some of which make the news and go viral on Reddit and Buzzfeed. The author concedes that there was nothing funny about the final, shocking years of his alcoholism. In fact, as time goes by, he is stunned by how much he missed when he was drinking. Even though he got sober in 2013, he is baffled when he learns that many of his favorite 90s musicians died twenty years earlier. The author nearly died from alcoholism. At the time, he knew he was dying and accepted it. Having recovered, he refuses to accept his new diagnosis, opting instead to defeat it his own way. Instead of hiding his peculiarities, he puts them front and center. He is not afraid of stigmas, which makes his stories and observations of life thought-provoking and wildly entertaining.

Howard Paul s funny stories

Don't put too much diffidence in a lover's words , my dear niece . He may tell you that you have lips like strawberries and cream , cheeks like a carnation ...

Author: G Henry Howard Paul

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ISBN: OXFORD:590769252

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And Don t Bring Jeremy

He walked past me in the den, a funny expression on his face. I turned the TV down low so I could hear what was wrong. Dad was sitting in a lounge chair, ...

Author: Marilyn Levinson

Publisher: Untreed Reads

ISBN: 9781611874778

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 67

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New in the neighborhood and eager to be part of a new crowd, sixth-grader Adam finds it difficult to come to terms with the needs of his older brother who suffers from a learning disability and often seems younger than Adam himself.