Comedy Writing Self Taught

In Comedy Writing Self-Taught, Gene Perret, a three-time Emmy Award winner and former head writer for Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller, teaches you how to teach yourself the essential principles of writing stand-up comedy, sketch comedy, and ...

Author: Gene Perret

Publisher: Quill Driver Books

ISBN: 1610352203

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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No one is born a comedy writer. No matter how much innate talent you have, you need to learn, develop, and hone comedy writing techniques to make it as a professional comedy writer. Fortunately, the best teachers are as close as your TV set. By studying the great comedians of the past and present, in current shows, reruns, and DVD collections, you can give yourself a Ph.D. training in comedy writing. In Comedy Writing Self-Taught, Gene Perret, a three-time Emmy Award winner and former head writer for Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller, teaches you how to teach yourself the essential principles of writing stand-up comedy, sketch comedy, and sitcom scripts-all by observing, analyzing, and recreating the work of master comedians and comedy writers. Entirely designed for self-study at home, Comedy Writing Self-Taught shows you how to select the right "comedy mentor" for your personal style of comedy, how to analyze your mentor's techniques, and how to use your mentor's principles in your own original comedy writing. Numerous drills and exercises help you develop your comedy writing creativity, and there are even more exercises and writing workouts in the companion volume Comedy Writing Self-Taught Workbook. You'll do the work-and it will require work-but in return you'll get a master class in professional comedy writing, and you'll have fun doing it. Book jacket.

Kate McKinnon

How to Write Comedy: Discover the Building Blocks of Sketches, Jokes and Sitcoms—and Make Them Work. ... Comedy Writing Self-Taught: The Professional Skill-Building Course in Writing Stand-Up, Sketch, and Situation Comedy.

Author: C. R. McKay

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508188681

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

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Kate McKinnon shot to fame for her outrageous humor, spot-on impressions, and politically relevant satire. As the first openly gay female member of Saturday Night Live, McKinnon has become an icon of LGBT+ comedians on television and the big screen. McKinnon's childhood sparked her love of making people laugh, which led to her performance in several sketch shows, movies, and her biggest role yet on Saturday Night Live. Readers will be captivated as they learn about the many voices of Kate McKinnon as she makes comedy history, one laugh at a time.

Chris Rock

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Author: Jeanne Nagle

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781499462623

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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In the 1990s, comedy was changed forever as a young funnyman known as Chris Rock caught the eye of comedy veteran Eddie Murphy. Readers will learn how Rock rocked his way to fame with stand-up comedy routines including witty and matter-of-fact discussions of hot-button subjects such as race relations and politics. This detailed book covers the many facets of Rock’s career, including his work as a writer, actor, producer, and more. Readers will enjoy this overview of Rock’s life, including a discussion of his stand-up methodology.

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Comedy Writing Self-Taught: The Professional Skill-Building Course in Writing Stand-up, Sketch, and Situation Comedy. Fresno, CA: Quill Driver Books, 2015. Ponce de Leon, Charles L. That's the Way It Is: A History of Television News in ...

Author: Rebecca Aldridge

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781499462616

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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All eyes will be on Stephen Colbert as he takes over David Letterman’s late night talk show. Colbert rose to fame in the outrageous Strangers with Candy and as a fake newsman on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. But the funnyman has endured his share of tragedy. His father and two brothers were killed in an airplane crash when Colbert was young. A smart but aimless kid, Colbert was bullied in school and didn’t see the point of studying. Eventually, he found drama and improv comedy. Learn about the life of this fascinating comedian whose depths America has yet to mine.

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Basics Interactive Design User Experience Design

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Author: Gavin Allanwood

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474238724

Category: Design

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By putting people at the centre of interactive design, user experience (UX) techniques are now right at the heart of digital media design and development. As a designer, you need to create work that will impact positively on everyone who is exposed to it. Whether it's passive and immutable or interactive and dynamic, the success of your design will depend largely on how well the user experience is constructed. User Experience Design shows how researching and understanding users' expectations and motivations can help you develop effective, targeted designs. The authors explore the use of scenarios, personas and prototyping in idea development, and will help you get the most out of the latest tools and techniques to produce interactive designs that users will love. With practical projects to get you started, and stunning examples from some of today's most innovative studios, this is an essential introduction to modern UXD.

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The New Century for Woman

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