A seasoned professional comedy writer offers a treasure trove of guidelines and suggestions covering a broad range of comedy writing situations, and many all-important insights into selling work.
From the Author
This book is a step by step process for writing comedy.
When I was asked to write this book, I first thought that there is no real process for writing jokes. In my writing for Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, Bill Cosby, Tim Conway and others, I just sat down and did it. Then, as I researched this book, I investigated the process that I, and other comedy writers went through to develop their comedy ideas. This book is that process. Many of my professional colleagues have told me it helped them to improve both the quantity and quality of their writing. It's not the ONLY way to write funny material, but is one way that has worked for many established professionals. And in writing this book, I learned a lot about the craft of comedy writing myself.