Comedy Writing Secrets by Mel Helitzer
The Best-Selling Book on How to Think Funny, Write Funny, Act Funny, And Get Paid For It, 2nd Edition

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The Only Handbook for Humor Writers!

"What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke."—Steve Martin

Become the funniest person in the room! With Comedy Writing Secrets, 2nd edition, you can master the fundamentals of humor writing and turn your comedic talent into a well-paying pursuit.

For more than a decade, Comedy Writing Secrets has been giving aspiring comedians a leg up on the competition. In this expanded new edition, Mel Helitzer, named the "funniest professor in the country" by Rolling Stone magazine, and funnyman Mark Shatz pack in even more insight and instruction, including: Humor writing exercises to punch up your jokes Extra information on writing for sitcoms and stand-up Comedic brainstorming techniques using associations and listings Exclusive tips for writing humor for specific markets like editorials, columns, speeches, advertising, greeting cards, t-shirts, and more Tap into your comedic genius with Comedy Writing Secrets, 2nd edition, and you'll always leave 'em laughing!

 

About Mel Helitzer

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Mel Helitzer, a professor of journalism at Ohio University, is the author of the best selling book on humor writing (Comedy Writing Secrets). Rolling Stone magazine called him "one of the funniest university professors in the country," and the Chicago Tribune named him "professor of the year." He is the author of 7 books, two national best sellers, a Broadway-style musical and is one of the top 100 public speakers in the country. He was formerly a comedy writer for Sammy Davis, Jr., Art Linkletter, Shari Lewis and Steve Allen.
 
Published September 15, 2005 by Writer's Digest Books. 352 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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