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Comedy Writing Step by Step: How to Write and Sell Your Sense of Humor [Paperback]

Gene Perret
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  • Paperback: 281 pages
  • Publisher: Samuel French Trade,U.S.; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 April 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0573606056
  • ISBN-13: 978-0573606052
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 13.8 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 282,718 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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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.

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
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This is probably the best book about writing stand up comedy I've read. It really explains to you in detail not only how to write stand up comedy material, but how to write for sketch comedy and sitcoms. You can also get more jokes per topic with Gene Perret's method than any other joke writing method I've seen. This book in my opinion even surpasses Stand up Comedy the book by Judy Carter, because you can get more jokes with Perret's mehod and it tells you how to prepare and overcome the dreaded writer's block, even though I do reccomend Judy Carter's book, I suggest you read Comedy Writing Step by Step first.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for anyone wishing to write comedy. 12 Mar 1998
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Format:Paperback
I have just gone through the book "Comedy Writing Step By Step", and I have to say that it is truly one of the best "how to" books I have ever had the pleasure to read.
Speaking as a professional ventriloquist of 22 years, I have always struggled to write my own material, and after finishing Perret's book I not only have renewed confidence in my comedy-writing abilities, I'm also producing fabulous results!
Perret makes the reader feel as though they knew him personally, and I highly recommend this wonderful work to anyone with aspiring hopes as a comedy writer.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delivers what it promised 4 Mar 2000
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Format:Paperback
This book does not have all the answers. As the author says "It will provide a spark,the explosion will come when you start delivering your own comedy". However if you have a sense of humour, this book will help you expand it, order it, and put it on paper. You have got it in you to write comedy, this book will bring it out.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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Mr. Perret teaches traditional comedy writing through word association exercises. Reading this book won't make you funny, but doing the excercises might. The best beginner book I've seen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Comedy Writing Step by Step is REALLY 5/5 26 July 2003
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It actually DOES live up to it's reputation. Probably the best book in it's class - and I've read a few.
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