New Comedy Writing Step by Step Paperback – 1 Jul 2007
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"The classic by three-time Emmy-award winning writer [Gene] Perret . . . offers timeless, nuts-and-bolts practical advice. He discusses finding your voice and your genre, and writing for your audience." --"ASJA Monthly"
""The classic by three-time Emmy-award winning writer [Gene] Perret . . . offers timeless, nuts-and-bolts practical advice. He discusses finding your voice and your genre, and writing for your audience."" --""ASJA Monthly""
About the Author
Gene Perret has been a professional comedy writer since the early 1960s, writing stand-up material for Slappy White and Phyllis Diller, among others. He began in television in 1968 on The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show. He wrote for Laugh-In and collected three Emmys as a staff writer on The Carol Burnett Show. Gene was on Bob Hope's writing staff for twenty-eight years, the last twelve as Hope's head writer. He traveled with the Hope troupe to several of the Christmas shows from war zones. He produced Welcome Back Kotter, Three's Company, and The Tim Conway Show. Today, he lives in Southern California and teaches email classes in comedy writing. His hobbies include painting, sketching, and playing the guitar. He paints rather well and sketches adequately, but you don't want to listen to his guitar playing. No one does.
Carol Burnett is a highly acclaimed actress known for her roles on stage and screen, most notably "The Carol Burnett Show"." "She has been honored with twelve People s Choice Awards, eight Golden Globes, six Emmy Awards, The Kennedy Center Honors, and the Mark Twain Prize for Humor.
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Gene Perret is the God Father of the formalised joke writing method (he used to write for Bob Hope), a lot of his joke writing exercises seem a little basic these days, but I'd challenge any comedy writer no matter how experienced to do the `organised list' and complete it with `opposites'. To do it well takes an hour but whenever I did it I always got a joke from it.
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Hard to read. The exercises are not well defined and it mostly is the author name dropping who he has worked for. Not very usefulPublished 5 months ago by dunabunk