Damn That s Funny

Written by television comedy writer Gene Perret, a three-time Emmy Award-winner and longtime head writer for Bob Hope.

Author: Gene Perret

Publisher: RSM Press

ISBN: 1884956440

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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In Damn! That’s Funny!, readers learn from a true pro what makes readers laugh, how to write humorous pieces, how to add humor to serious articles, and how to market their material. Written by television comedy writer Gene Perret, a three-time Emmy Award-winner and longtime head writer for Bob Hope.

Write Your Book Now

Whether the problem is your approach to writing, your writing, or the marketing of
your product, this volume offers relief. Damn! That's Funny (Writing Humor You
Can Sell) (Quill Driver Books,2005, $14.95) This is a book on writing humorous ...

Author: Gene Perret

Publisher: Linden Publishing

ISBN: 9781610350716

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 128

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Ideal for aspiring authors who only dream of actually finishing their works in progress, this guide features proven, field-tested tools guaranteed to successfully complete that romance, expert guide to business success, or great American novel. The chapters simplify the writing process by breaking it down into a series of discrete tasks, from creating a schedule in order to finish within a reasonable time, brainstorming sections of the book, and organizing ideas into chapters to rewriting, editing, submitting for publication, and even marketing. This reference is tailored to help writers avoid distractions and delays by establishing and maintaining a powerful writing momentum, thereby carrying their projects to completion. The psychological blocks that prevent writers from completing their manuscripts as well as how to combat them are also explored.

What s So Funny How to Sharpen Your Sense of Humor

All are recent publications. Damn! That's Funny! Writing Humor You Can Sell by
Gene Perret. (Written by a seasoned professional, this book covers many types of
humor writing including monologues, gags, essays, parodies, sketches, and ...

Author: Paul Moran

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781430301141

Category: Humor

Page: 104

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The author's goal is to help you learn to think funny every day.

The Portable Writers Conference

Damn! That's Funny by Gene Perret. The longtime head writer for Bob Hope
shows how to write and sell comedy. Damn! Why Didn't I ... If a writer can have
only one book on the craft of writing in his or her library, this is the one. Read it
and ...

Author: Stephen Blake Mettee

Publisher: Linden Publishing

ISBN: 9781610351126

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 426

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More than 45 agent, editor, and author-written chapters--called workshops in the book--provide instruction on the writing craft and the business of getting published.

Bring the Funny

The Essential Companion for the Comedy Screenwriter Greg DePaul. script they
love and you will quickly be replaced by someone who will. There are two
advantages to assignment jobs, as opposed to selling a spec script. One is that
you ...

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.

The Gargoyle

I value my sense of humor . ... In fact , if you want me to , I'll have Bill tell you
exactly how it happened so you can write about it . " out of we ... Now there's a
solid example of a political issue that could have really been funny if handled
right . ... We don't give a damn what people think of the Daily . ... You're not going
to sell a magazine by printing those obscenc articles , even if you did sell 8,000
last time .

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ISBN: UOM:39015071103785

Category: College wit and humor

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Broadcasting

The best creative effort in the world can't sell a product unless it is exposed to the
right people , in the right atmosphere and at the right time . No one can take an ill
- placed schedule and promote it to the point that it outweighs a well - placed
schedule . ... Our philosophy in ... television industry . I have a special interest in
situation comedy ; I also have talent to write it and write it damn funny . But do you
 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015038642370

Category: Broadcasting

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Entertainment World

Manings: I am associated with the political show, Laugh-In, now that the
Smothers Brothers are gone. ... O'Brien: I would be prouder of being funny as a
comedy writer than getting a laugh because of what the issue of the joke was.
Manings: There is another element. I am proud of certain things that have
happened on Laugh-In. Laugh-In got a school bond bill passed in Youngstown,
... And they passed the damn bill. ... They will continue selling the same things
over and over again.

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105015147114

Category: Motion pictures

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Adweek

Creating funny , relSure , it became the poster child PAUL VENABLES evant ads
is a skill only a select for Wanton ... That's a fact . Asking us to dance . There may
Francisco . He can be And that's the crux of it all . have been some Spanish Fly or
... the thing that hurt most , was tomfoolery , but damn , Rog , you did shoot that
San Francisco did creative for creative's a live gerbil through the " o " in Outpost .
... And sell they highest common denominator . ... Great Writing Great Comedy .

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Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924087478016

Category: Advertising

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Munsey s Magazine

While my manuscript deserved rejection , it is a trite remark that the mere return of
a story does not necessarily damn it . ... editor of the Sunday edition of the same
publication . I was writing the best I knew how , and selling manuscripts to both of
them . On one ... I have been asked by lovely girls at pink teas , “ Mr. Fyte , how
do you ever write jokes ? ... But it is hard , just as it is hard when a dear young
damosel comes up to you and says , “ Oh , Mr. Fyte , won't you say something
funny ?

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ISBN: UOM:39015036634296

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Graphis

You can't damn shirt . So that's bad lend ... I collected Popular Mechanics
magazines from the 1930s and soaked myself in them just for fun . Because I love
... They really thought that technology was going to your time between the two
disciplines ? be the savior of everything . Those pathetic ... It certainly isn't true .
said , “ Hey , we can sell this idea . ” He had a ... I got emboldened to start writing
and illustrating God , I wish I had a market when I was eighteen . my humor .
Editors loved it ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015048135357

Category: Art

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Esquire

WRITING ONE I will tell you how I learned the rudi Jerome Coopersmith , a
screenwriter of AS THE WAITRESSES AT ... up with politics arena is mobsters ,
millionaires , and funny ern San Francisco . Get it ? ) and mystery and money .
music . ... that tell a complex story and seem When you're done , you put it on the
marservable tradition — a romance , a comedy , to ... the structure ( remember ,
struc- novices , frequently sell for what the colsays , “ Oh , no , that's how they do it
in the ture ...

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ISBN: UVA:X000029420

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Harper s Bazaar

You can get cheap laughs making Nixon jokes and it seems like you're saying
something , too , but five years later the stuff will be dead as can be . ... It just so
hap . pens that instead of my being able to write Wagnerian operas which don't
sell a damn , I can make ... But when it finally opened in New York it was
undeniably funny . o My life , though , is a series of botches and bungles , and it's
only that .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015022628484

Category: Celebrities

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How to Get More Fun for Your Money

If you can take advantage of the timeliness angle , you can use it just as profitably
as merchants use it in selling . And contrary to general ... But boys , damn your
souls to hell , there's one thing in this world that's no joke . It ain't funny in any way
. And that one thing is my money ... But you do that from your own home , either
by checking ads or writing and asking for specifications . Once you run through
the ...

Author: George B. Anderson (advertising executive.)

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:319510008029984

Category: Cost and standard of living

Page: 62

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Now and Then

The world our children grow up in will be circumscribed , but they't know if inch by
inch : their society will be small , but it will last them all their lives . As long as they
... sell you one of his pictures , and he's liable to tell you to go paint your own . If
you like it so damn much , " Some people , ” says Kelsie indignantly , ** think that
if you've got something nice , they ought to have it ? ... I didn't know that people
were going to take me so thoroughly to task for writing some dumb practical jokes
.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89060443256

Category: Appalachian Region, Southern

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The Reader s Digest

Hell , as long as I " I've been working on one for a stay single I can manage on $
500 . couple of years , ” I said . But the producers use 500 - a - week " Don't futz
around with it too writers to wipe the floor . ” long , ” Sammy said ... Are you all
The funny thing is I had been set for your greatest evening in the writing one . I
had been writing ... to make the that the best goddam way to sell content of the
play everything that the play to the producers for big I had seen and felt . And I
didn't money ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B3053889

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Cairo Today

Write or phone for more information re . the establishment of YOUR International
Business Center in The Netherlands Mr. A. J. ... Because the Kollektief can find
so much work , about 100 performances per year , “ There is as feeling that , "
God damn it , I wish I could do ... Of course , he can sell that to leftist cultural
administrations because its about ' the people . ... music , from jazz to rock to
classical , is badly played , tedious and unoriginal -- but hilarious if you listen to it
the right way .

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ISBN: MINN:31951D00765505N

Category: Cairo (Egypt)

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Singapore Business

Write or phone for more information re . the establishment of YOUR International
Business Center in The Netherlands Mr. A. J. ... Because the Kollektief can find
so much work , about 100 performances per year , “ There is as feeling that , '
God damn it , I wish I could do ... Of course , he can sell that to leftist cultural
administrations because its about ' the people . ... music , from jazz to rock to
classical , is badly played , tedious and unoriginal - but hilarious if you listen to it
the right way .

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ISBN: UCLA:L0050850403

Category: Industries

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The Diplomat

Mark : How can a writer tell ? I'm not sure what has literary merit . Put it that way .
Q : Are you doing anything you consider more serious ? ... It's got a lot to say
about what too many people have said too much about - damn it - things like
alienation , and selfidentity . ... I see him as humorous , so . . . if you like seeing
him as the sex spy , I think that's O.K. Probably men like to think of themselves
and identify with a ... Q : Well , think of it this way , why do you think your books
sell so well ?

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Publisher:

ISBN: IND:32000000682304

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Sponsor

So they devised a radio promotion that would serve as a sort of trailer to the tv
campaign once they found a show . ... From Monday ( 29 July through Saturday (
5 August ) about 250 oneminute humorous dialogues between Freberg and ...
These were concerned only with the skywriting gimmick : Admen ask : Haven't
the Hoffman beverages people run their “ Could you be ... of humorous
commercials brothers LOOK UP Dudley is coming ! ed with entertainment but not
with product sell .

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ISBN: IND:30000089545994

Category: Radio advertising

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