"Utterly indispensible guide for anyone wanting to make a living at comedy, and very funny too." British Comedy Guide
"Dave writes about comedy more concisely and in more depth than I ever could. For this reason alone I dislike him intensely." Omid Djalili
Comedian, Perrier nominee in a previous century, founder member of the Comedy Store Players: in the 1980s Dave Cohen was Britain's Most Averagely Successful Stand-up Comedian. In recent years he has become Britain’s Most Averagely Successful Comedy Writer. He has worked on Have I Got News For You and Not Going Out, and writes the lyrics for the award-winning hit BBC Childrens' Show Horrible Histories.
After 30 years in the business Dave Cohen has written a practical and funny book explaining how to make a living at comedy. If you thought alternative comedy was all Fatcha-bashing and mung bean muesli, this book will make you think again.
And, if it falls off a shelf and seriously injures you, this book could change your life.