The Complete Idiot's Guide to Comedy Writing

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Comedy Writing

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You've always known writing comedy was about more than just being funny. But how do you create a joke and work it into a script or a stand-up routine? Comedian, writer, and teacher Jim Mendrinos has the answers.

In The Complete Idiot s Guide to Comedy Writing , Mendrinos gives readers the principles he teaches in his popular courses, from understanding what funny is and how to find it, to how to actually construct comedy. Working through the basic constructions and forms including premises, points of view, and twists, he shows the variations of written, verbal, and physical comedy. With useful exercises, Mendrinos helps writers refine their writing, appeal to their audience, and even break writer's block by learning techniques for brainstorming, free association, lists, and finding infinite points of view.

Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Alpha Books, 2004
ISBN: 9781592572311
Branch Call Number: 808.7 MEN
Characteristics: xxiv, 328 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Comedy writing


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