The Everything Guide to Comedy Writing: From stand-up to sketch – all you need to succeed in the world of comedy

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With this guide, aspiring comics will learn to navigate the complex world of comedy writing. Discover how to tap into your natural sense of humor through real-life examples and hands-on skill-building exercises. Learn the best ways to come up with ideas and write comedy that gets laughs–every time! Mike Bent, an accomplished stand-up comedian and teacher, provides the inside scoop on techniques to jump-start your comedy writing career, including how to:Develop comic characters for sketches and scenesCreate and polish a standup routineWrite for TV and moviesUse the web to advance your comedy career Everyone loves a comedian. But breaking into this tough field is no laughing matter. After sharpening your comedy-writing skills with this practical (and funny!) guide, you’ll feel comfortable adding humor to everyday situations and may even take a chance on your dream job in show business!

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3 Comments

  1. The best guide to comedy writing yet. During my career as a professional magician, I spent a lot of time performing and writing comedy magic. When I first started, I had barely any idea of how to do it. If you are a magician and you are in that position, or if you are a comedy magician who doesn’t get enough laughter, you really need this book. It covers standup comedy, sketch comedy, and all other types of comedy as well. 

  2. Funny to read and informative This was a present for my little bro and I couldn’t put it down. Mike Bent makes this enjoyable but also packs a lot of content.

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