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  • Masterclass: Writing Comedy: Teach Yourselfby Lesley Bown; Jonathan Shipley

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 19.00

    Masterclass: Write Great Comedy will reveal to both beginners and experienced writers the distinctive features that mark out comedy from other forms of creative writing. Having identified these, it will help you then to unlock your inner anarchist, and explore the different elements of comedy, using a combination of practical exercises, insight and... more...

  • Make 'Em Laughby Michael Kantor; Laurence Maslon

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 47.09

    From the most popular routines and the most ingenious physical shtick to the snappiest wisecracks and the most biting satire of the last century, MAKE 'EM LAUGH illuminates who we are as a nation by exploring what makes us laugh, and why. Authors Laurence Maslon and Michael Kantor draw on countless sources to chronicle the past century of American... more...

  • Make 'Em Laughby Michael Kantor; Laurence Maslon

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; Not Available

    From the most popular routines and the most ingenious physical shtick to the snappiest wisecracks and the most biting satire of the last century, MAKE 'EM LAUGH illuminates who we are as a nation by exploring what makes us laugh, and why. Authors Laurence Maslon and Michael Kantor draw on countless sources to chronicle the past century of American... more...

  • Funny on Purposeby Joe Randazzo; John Hodgman

    Chronicle Books LLC 2015; US$ 14.99

    It takes guts to be a comedian, and it takes smarts to make a living off it. In this insider's guide, former Onion Editor Joe Randazzo delivers a funny and insightful blueprint for those looking to turn their sense of humor into a vocation. Explaining how it works and how to break in, Joe provides tips and guidance, outlines successful career paths,... more...

  • The Italian Comedyby Pierre Louis Duchartre

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 24.95

    Illustrated history of the beginnings, growth and influence of the commedia dell? arte. Describes improvisations, staging, marks, scenarios, acting troupes, and origins. more...

  • Get Started in Stand-Up Comedyby Logan Murray

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    A new edition of Be A Great Stand-Up , now fully revised and updated with new material on setting up and running a comedy night and mining almost any subject for jokes. Logan Murray has successfully taught the techniques of stand-up comedy to thousands, and in this book he distils his years of experience into the essential skills for a great... more...

  • Get Started in Stand-Up Comedyby Logan Murray

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 16.41

    A new edition of Be A Great Stand-Up , now fully revised and updated with new material on setting up and running a comedy night and mining almost any subject for jokes. Logan Murray has successfully taught the techniques of stand-up comedy to thousands, and in this book he distils his years of experience into the essential skills for a great... more...

  • The Funny Thing Is...by Ellen DeGeneres

    Simon & Schuster 2003; US$ 15.00

    Ellen DeGeneres published her first book of comic essays, the #1 bestselling My Point...and I Do Have One, way back in 1996. Not one to rest on her laurels, the witty star of stage and screen has since dedicated her life to writing a hilarious new book. That book is this book. After years of painstaking, round-the-clock research, surviving on a... more...

  • Coming Cleanby Rodney Carrington; Bret Witter

    Center Street 2007; US$ 9.99

    Chart-topping comedian Rodney Carrington offers up his first book helping of the Texas-sized, down-home humor that has sold out his comedy tour across the nation. more...

  • Born Standing Upby Steve Martin

    Scribner 2007; US$ 15.00

    "Absolutely magnificent. One of the best books about comedy and being a comedian ever written." - Jerry Seinfeld, GQ more...