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Be A Great Stand Up

Author : Logan Murray
ISBN : 9781444131116
Genre : Humor
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Logan Murray has successfully taught the techniques of stand-up comedy to thousands, and in this book he distills his years of experience into the essential skills for a great and enjoyable performance. He will help you find your own creative streak and your funny side, build the confidence to deliver, and explain the finer details of stagecraft, from dealing with hecklers to coping with props. There is a full guide to the practicalities, from finding gigs to securing an agent, with plenty of valuable hints, tips and advice. Drawing on Logan's years of teaching and his own successful stand-up career, with top tips from some of the most well-known people in the business, it is guaranteed to bring a smile to both your face and that of your future audience. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of stand-up comedy. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Category: Humor

Get Started In Stand Up Comedy

Author : Logan Murray
ISBN : 9781473607194
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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LEARN HOW TO WRITE AND PERFORM STAND UP COMEDY. 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 distills his years of experience into the essential skills for a great and enjoyable performance. He will help you find your creative streak and your funny side, build the confidence to deliver, and explain the finer details of stagecraft, from dealing with hecklers to coping with props. There is a full guide to the practicalities, from finding gigs to securing an agent, with plenty of valuable hints, tips and advice. Drawing on Logan's years of teaching and his own successful stand-up career, with top tips from some of the most well-known people in the business, it is guaranteed to bring a smile to both your face and that of your future audience. As well as full updates throughout the book, this new edition contains fresh material on how to set up and run a comedy night, mine any subject for jokes and advice on festivals. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Stand Up Comedy In Chicago

Author : Vince Vieceli
ISBN : 9781439642719
Genre : Performing Arts
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Ten years after Chicago saw its first full-time comedy club open, the landscape was decidedly different. Stand-up comedy has exploded in the last couple of years, a club owner told the Chicago Tribune in 1985, thats the only way to describe it: exploded. It was truly a comedy boom, with as many as 16 clubs operating at once, and it lasted nearly a decade before fading, taking with it some of Chicagos oldest comedy stages, including the Comedy Cottage, Comedy Womb, and Whos on First. Still, stalwarts like Barrel of Laughs (south) and Zanies (north) persevered. That part of the story is known; overlooked is the fact there was a comedy boom, period. To hear the story, it is as if stand-up comedy innately morphed from a dated nightclub scene to what one Chicago Sun-Times writer called Chicagos atomic comedy blast.
Category: Performing Arts

I Love Stand Up Comedy Because Punching People Is Frowned Upon

Author : Taffy Books
ISBN : 1652209476
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A perfect notebook for any fans of Stand Up Comedy No fluff and nonsense involved, just a pure and simple lined journal / notebook with a funny phrase on the front and all at a very low price for a decent gag gift. 6 x 9 in size 120 blank pages to deface as required Great eye catching cover. Buy one for your favorite co-worker, friend, husband, wife, partner or just about anyone who enjoys a good laugh and Stand Up Comedy!
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Stand Up And Live

Author : Audrienne Roberts Womack
ISBN : 9781483654331
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 49.40 MB
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A family patriarch's voice is heard clearly from the past in Stand Up and Live. It is that voice that has spoken with urgent meaning for author Audrienne Roberts Womack. She did not meet her great-great grandfather Anthony Dangerfield Sr., a visionary freedman who commenced the evolution of the Dangerfield/Roberts lineage into well-educated, prosperous citizens of the United States, but it is his inspiration that started this book. Anthony Sr.'s lack of education motivated him in wanting his children to become educated, which led him to build a school on his property, to harness his family's combined intelligence for progress, and perhaps had a vision of what the family is now and how Audrienne Womack knows it. His children and his descendants will most certainly know how to appreciate his vision through this book. It is also a well-written one that will put it among the ranks of outstanding family histories that help define significant portions of the American experience. At first, like many young women her age, Womack could not recognize the importance and significance of her family history. It was her father, Horace Molvin Roberts Sr., who constantly reminded her, embedded in her memory, at least, the fact that on her may very well rest the hopes that their family history would not be forgotten.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Legacy Of The Wisecrack

Author : Eddie Tafoya
ISBN : 9781599424958
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Despite the claim of many a Borscht Belt comic that he is a practitioner of "the world's second-oldest professsion," stand-up comedy is a young and distinctly American literary form. It was not until the last decades of the nineteenth century when, enabled by unprecedented prosperity and the right to free expression, that monologists began appearing in American vaudeville halls. Yet even though it has since become an entertainment industry mainstay, stand-up comedy has received precious little scholarly attention. The Legacy of the Wisecrack: Stand-up Comedy as the Great American Literary Form looks at the theory of stand-up comedy, its literary dimensions, and its distinctly American qualities as it provides a detailed history of the forces that shaped it. The study concludes with a look at the works of specific comedians such as Steven Wright, whose three decades of performances comprise a single picaresque tale, and Richard Pryor, whose 1982 masterpiece Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip serves as modern America's answer to Dante Aligheri's epic poem, Inferno. The result is one of the first serious treatments of stand-up comedy as a literary form.
Category: Literary Criticism

Why Buildings Stand Up

Author : Mario Salvadori
ISBN : 0393306763
Genre : Architecture
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Traces the development of architectural structure, ranging from the nomad's simple tent to the Sears Tower
Category: Architecture

A Director S Guide To The Art Of Stand Up

Author : Chris Head
ISBN : 9781350035546
Genre : Performing Arts
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Stand-up: it's the ultimate solo art form. Yet, behind the scenes, you will increasingly find the shadowy figure of a director. For comics themselves and for those who support them, this is the first book to give the director's perspective on creating and performing stand-up comedy. Drawing on his own experience of directing stand-up alongside speaking to comedians and their directors, Chris Head produces a revealing perspective on the creative process, comic persona, writing stand-up, structuring material and delivering a performance. Directors interviewed include Logan Murray, John Gordillo and Simon McBurney, who between them have directed Eddie Izzard, Michael McIntyre, Milton Jones, Lenny Henry and French & Saunders. With a foreword by BBC arts editor Will Gompertz and contributions from many other interviewees including Oliver Double (author of Getting the Joke), this is the only book that goes all the way from one-liners to theatre via comedy club sets and full-length shows. Perfect for stand-ups from newbies to pros, students of comedy, academics studying and teaching stand-up and for directors themselves, A Director's Guide to the Art of Stand-up offers hundreds of inspiring practical insights and shows how creating the comedian's highly personal, individual act can be a deeply collaborative process.
Category: Performing Arts

Mastering Stand Up

Author : Stephen Rosenfield
ISBN : 9781613736951
Genre : Performing Arts
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Stephen Rosenfield, founder and director of the American Comedy Institute, the premier comedy school in the United States, has taught literally dozens of major standup comics in North America, and has also pioneered comedy as an academic discipline in many universities, a trend that is rapidly spreading. Mastering Stand-Up draws on Rosenfield's own extensive experience (and those of countless stars like Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, Chris Rock, Rodney Dangerfield, Louis C.K., Steve Martin, Roseanne, and Johnny Carson) to show the reader—and would-be comic—what works, what doesn't, and why. Forty sharply written chapters cover every conceivable angle of the joke and how to tell it. There are a number of books on comedy and how to do it, but none has the breadth and authority Rosenfield brings to his theme. It's not for nothing that the New York Times has described him as "probably the best-known comedy teacher in the country." Rosenfield's book is sure to become the classic text on its subject. And it should help thousands who long to make others laugh to realize their fondest hopes.
Category: Performing Arts

Stand Up Comedian Award Winner 110 Page Blank Lined Journal Funny Office Award Great For Coworker Boss Manager Employee Gag Gift Idea

Author : Kudos Media Press
ISBN : 1798020580
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 61.13 MB
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Stand-Up Comedian Award Winner is a 6"x9" softcover, blank lined journal you can use as an employee recognition award to the worker who always brings the jokes. Give this book to an office mate, boss, coworker or manager when they deserve a job well done! Details 110 pages of high-quality paper. Professional glossy cover. Date line at the top to help organize your ideas. The perfect gift for that perfect employee. Great for a work party, holiday get-together or when you need the perfect gag gift.
Category: Business & Economics

How To Be A Stand Up Comedian

Author : Simon Cavalli
ISBN : 1483968030
Genre : Stand-up comedy
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Have You Ever Watch In Awe As Someone Performs Amazing Stand Up Comedy? Ever Thought If You Could Do The Same Thing? Do You Want To Make People Laugh Endlessly By Becoming A Stand Up Comedian? Why Stand Up Comedy? Being a stand up comedian is something which many people aspire to become. Stand up comedy has the tremendous effect of bring a lot of joy to other people. It is perhaps one of the greatest occupation in the world - bring people laughter in their lives. A stand up comedian is someone who simply goes on stage and share jokes. The jokes can come from different topics. Stand up comedy is perhaps the most creative form of entertainment. A stand up comedian requires a lot of guts in order to start off in the field in the very first place. Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Success In Stand Up Comedy? In How To Be A Stand Up Comedian - The Beginners Guide Towards Becoming A Successful Stand-up Comedian, you would learn a step by step method of starting out in stand up comedy. Simon Cavalli has written a guide on his journey of becoming a stand up comedian. It is filled with methods of preparing yourself mentally and how to approach a gig. Start Out As A Stand Up Comedian? The most important chapter is perhaps on how to approach being a stand up comedian for the first time. It involves having the right mindset to become a stand up. You would learn how to develop a stand up comedian mindset and to create a comic environment. You would also learn to debunk a great myth in stand up comedy - that stand up comedians are extroverts. Simon also shares why stand up comedy is a spiritual experience as well - a great journey of knowing yourself. You would learn what is important to you, what tickles your funny bone and how you relate to others. How To Be A Stand Up Comedian For Beginners If you are someone who has aspiration to become a stand up comedian but simply find it too tough to start, this guide would help you with the process of observing the stand up comedy masters as well. You would learn to develop a certain comedic personality and how to write great jokes based on them. You would learn how to build your joke and create a hilarious punchline. The aspiring stand up comedian would also learn how to test and polish their jokes. It includes a sub-chapter on "Tips That Would Help You Test Your Jokes" and "How Sitcoms Are Being Written". However, it doesn't stop there. You would learn how to present your jokes and to learn from the various performances. Finally, in the last chapter, Simon creates a checklist of what it takes to be a great stand up comedian. Before you start your first stand up comedy gig, be sure to go through this checklist. Stand Up Comedy For Dummies In short, How To Be A Stand Up Comedian is a great "stand up comedy how to" or the perfect "stand up comedy for dummies" book. If you are someone with great aspirations in stand up comedy, this book is a great starting point. In short this book would answer these common questions of aspiring stand up comedians: How To Prepare For The First Time In Becoming A Stand Up Comedian What Topics Should You Speak About That Would Get Great Responses How To Write Jokes For Stand Up Comedy How To Polish And Test Your Jokes If you want to know more about this book, click LOOK INSIDE to learn more about How To Be A Stand Up Comedian.
Category: Stand-up comedy

Stand Up Decoded

Author : Lue Deck
ISBN : 9781499076677
Genre : Performing Arts
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Author’s blurbs: William Knodelseder says, “Still Funny as a train wreck!” Churchill says, “The further back you can look, the further ahead you can see. Lue can see way back!” Nietzsche says, “What doesn’t destroy you makes you stronger! Stand-up hasn’t destroyed Lue yet!” Isaac Asimov says, “Lue is consistent with the third law of robotics.” Mark Twain says, “A magnificent band will play, somewhere in the city! Lue will love it!” Lue’s ex-wife says, “Where is he? Was he arrested?” Lue’s former parole officer says, “How’d you say his name again?” Reportage, rants, rituals, essays, and extremely tall tales inside a lifetime of stand-up secrets!
Category: Performing Arts

Funny Kid 2 Stand Up

Author : Matt Stanton
ISBN : 9780062572967
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Big Nate meets Timmy Failure in Funny Kid #2: Stand Up, the second book in an uproarious new middle grade series by Matt Stanton, Australia’s bestselling children’s book author. Max may not be the strongest, or the smartest, or the handsomest kid in his class—but he may well be the funniest! Except when Max’s classroom joke lands flat, he suddenly becomes the Un-Funny Kid! The only way to make everyone forget Max’s comedy catastrophe is for him to win the town talent quest with his very own stand-up comedy routine. Max is ready to bring comedy gold to his audition, but thanks to a heckling clown, Max can’t even remember his first joke! With the help of his best friend Hugo and their feathered pet, Duck, Max thinks he has everything he needs to come up the greatest stand-up comedy routine of all time—but will it be enough? Max will need all the advice he can get to prove that he is the kid who can make everyone laugh! Matt Stanton brings his veteran children’s book chops to this hilarious series, perfect for early middle grade readers looking for side-splitting laughs!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Stand Up Comedy Festival

Author : Aubrey J. Sher, Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781493116416
Genre : Humor
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This book is a fictional account of a stand-up comedy festival, organized and hosted by the legendary Ed Sullivan of “Toast of the Town” fame. Although the event itself is make-believe, all the characters, 200 of America's greatest comedians and comediennes, are real. More than 50 of them will step up to the microphone to deliver their one liners. Among the performers are Fred Allen, Roseanne Barr, Milton Berle, George Burns, George Carlin, Bill Cosby, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneris, Jimmy Durante, Whoopi Goldberg, Alan King, Jay Leno, Moms Mabely, Jack Paar, Joan Rivers, Jerry Seinfeld, Henny Youngman, and thirty-five other legendary comics. The five chapters are titled (1) The Art of Stand-up Comedy (2) Birth of an Idea (3) The Red Carpet (4) The Host (Ed Sullivan) and (5) The Performers. Laugh along with Ed Sullivan and the audience at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, especially at the adlibs from non-performing comics in the audience.
Category: Humor

Life Is Tough That S Why There Is Stand Up Comedy

Author : Stand-Up Comedy Lover Funny Journals
ISBN : 1709635843
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Lined Journal for Stand-Up Comedy Fan - Hilarious Text Design Amazing cover color, nice design saying 'Life Is Tough That's Why There Is Stand-Up Comedy' and simple lined interior - that's what perfect lined notebook for every stand-up comedy fan looks like. 100 white pages in very compact size of 6x9 inches with space for all important notes, thoughts and plans every person needs to write down in their stand-up comedy theme journal at univeristy, school, work and not only. It's perfect for youngsaters and older ones. This notebook from our funny hobby series is perfect for: Writing about your great ideas and thoughts at work, at school, at home - you may use it as your beautiful diary, journal or school subject notebook remembering you about what you like to do the most, Writing down your plans, to do lists or describing your dreams, Using it as daily journal - it's compact so use it at work, school and not only. This stand-up comedy fan notebook is a good present idea: give it to your children, family member no matter their age who have such hobby as stand-up comedy, give it to your friend on Christmas or on their Birthday if they love stand-up comedy, it's perfect for your co-worker's birthday if you know their big hobby is stand-up comedy. Notebook specification nice and funny design saying 'Life Is Tough That's Why There Is Stand-Up Comedy', 100 pages, soft cover, black and white interior, lined pages and special space for date, 6x9 inches
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Funny Joke Tracker Stand Up Comedy Bit Notebook Planner For Comic Best Gift For Comedians

Author : Jb Books
ISBN : 1712744895
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PLAN-A-JOKE: Bit Brainstorming Workbook Here lies the ultimate brainstorming guide to help you easily formulate jokes for your next performance. Great for open mic nights or a professional comedy club. This notebook includes mind mapping pages, templates for developing your punchline as well as lined journal pages for writing out your ideas. Add To Cart Now A great gift for her or him to keep the funny ideas organized and rolling in. Add this tool to your kit for easy access to your comic mind! Features: Easily record a free-form line of thoughts about what you want to joke about Mind Map Template for jotting down ideas to expand on Joke Development template for noting ideas to connect, characters, puns and related topics to include. Ample space for setup notes and punchline. Product Description: 6"x9" Portable but big enough to easily write in 112 pages Uniquely designed matte cover High quality, heavy paper We have lots of great planners, trackers and journals, so be sure to check out our other listings by clicking on the "Author Name" link just below the title of this tracker. Ideas On How To Use This Planner: Mother's Day Gift Birthday Gift Stocking Stuffer Co-Worker Gift Retirement Party Gift Best Friend Gift
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Daring To Be Great

Author : POLLY. HIGGINS
ISBN : 1788170881
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Plan A Joke Notebook Stand Up Comedy Bit Journal Planner For Comics Best Gift For Comedians To Brainstorm Formulate Write Ideas Puns One Liner

Author : Jb Books
ISBN : 1713055120
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File Size : 41.84 MB
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PLAN-A-JOKE: Bit Brainstorming Workbook Here lies the ultimate brainstorming guide to help you easily formulate jokes for your next performance. Great for open mic nights or a professional comedy club. This notebook includes mind mapping pages, templates for developing your punchline as well as lined journal pages for writing out your ideas. Add To Cart Now A great gift for her or him to keep the funny ideas organized and rolling in. Add this tool to your kit for easy access to your comic mind! Features: Easily record a free-form line of thoughts about what you want to joke about Mind Map Template for jotting down ideas to expand on Joke Development template for noting ideas to connect, characters, puns and related topics to include. Ample space for setup notes and punchline. Product Description: 6"x9" Portable but big enough to easily write in 112 pages Uniquely designed matte cover High quality, heavy paper We have lots of great planners, trackers and journals, so be sure to check out our other listings by clicking on the "Author Name" link just below the title of this tracker. Ideas On How To Use This Planner: Mother's Day Gift Birthday Gift Stocking Stuffer Co-Worker Gift Retirement Party Gift Best Friend Gift
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Stand Up Shake Hands Say How Do You Do

Author : Marjabelle Young Stewart
ISBN : 0883311003
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Stand Up, Shake Hands, Say "How Do You Do" is a practical, no-nonsense guide to everyday good manners aimed at boys from the ages of six to twelve (although their older brothers may snitch it): It tells young boys exactly what to do and say, how to behave with grace and confidence in any formal or informal situation. Before self-consciousness has a chance to set in, young boys have a right to know what will be expected of them as they grow into manhood. From the ages of six or seven on, the authors believe that just knowing the words "please" and "thank you" is not enough to make a boy feel at ease around other people. He would like to be proud of a good, firm handshake ... know when to sit down, when to stand up ... know the code of good sportsmanship ... know how to handle conversations ... know what to do about telephone messages and invitations ... and when he is away from his own dinner table, be able to choose the right fork, cut his meat properly, and know when to start eating. Good manners become part of a boy when he is first meeting new friends and new problems, going to school dances and parties, and into other people's homes. Throughout his life these same manners will become so natural and easy that they will guarantee his popularity and respect from friends, in school and in public, and later on in college and on the job. With the aid of this unique book, a boy can easily learn or be taught what he needs to know about table manners, introductions, going to parties or giving them, being a houseguest or entertaining one, traveling, restaurants, going to sporting events, writing letters and thank-yous easily and quickly, and above all else, about being an admired and loved member of his own family. Book jacket.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction