The Ten Commandments of Comedy

The Ten Commandments of Comedy

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Baker & Taylor
The Emmy Award-winning television writer and producer behind such top-rated shows as All in the Family, The Carol Burnett Show and Welcome Back, Kotter outlines essential principles for comedic writing while sharing advice for correcting unsuccessful material, covering topics ranging from connecting with audiences to enabling spontaneity.

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Perret, an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer, explains that comedy is a skill that can be learned because a good joke works best if it follows certain rules, which he calls The Ten Commandments of Comedy. The book's contents are listed by 'commandment', beginning with I. Thou Shalt Surprise and ending with X. Thou Shalt Be Clever. The book concludes with a comedy checklist for individual gags. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Ingram Publishing Services

Beginning comedy writers and performers may think funny can't be taught, but legendary comedy writer Gene Perret, winner of three Emmy Awards, tells otherwise in this guide to what makes a good joke work. Outlining the 10 commandments of comedy, the unbreakable rules that every gag must follow in order to be funny, this book liberates readers and allows them to immediately begin writing better and funnier comedy material. By following Perret's commandments, readers will better understand how to write jokes that connect with audiences and discover why unsuccessful material isn't working and how it can be fixed. From the First Commandment (""Thou Shalt Surprise"") to the Tenth (""Thou Shalt Be Clever""), this work stands as a fast guide to the essentials of humor that is perfect for business presenters, after-dinner speakers, professional comedians, and anyone who wants to be funny.



Independent Publishing Group

Beginning comedy writers and performers may think funny can't be taught, but legendary comedy writer Gene Perret, winner of three Emmy Awards, tells otherwise in this guide to what makes a good joke work. Outlining the 10 commandments of comedy, the unbreakable rules that every gag must follow in order to be funny, this book liberates readers and allows them to immediately begin writing better and funnier comedy material. By following Perret’s commandments, readers will better understand how to write jokes that connect with audiences and discover why unsuccessful material isn’t working and how it can be fixed. From the First Commandment (“Thou Shalt Surprise”) to the Tenth (“Thou Shalt Be Clever”), this work stands as a fast guide to the essentials of humor that is perfect for business presenters, after-dinner speakers, professional comedians, and anyone who wants to be funny.

Publisher: Fresno, California : Quill Driver Books, 2013
ISBN: 9781610351256
1610351258
Characteristics: xiii, 64 pages ; 21 cm

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