Three-time Emmy Award-winner Gene Perret’s “Comedy Writing Step by Step” has been the manual for humor writers for 25 years. In this new book, his first. A seasoned professional comedy writer offers a treasure trove of guidelines and suggestions covering a broad range of comedy writing situations, and many. Three-time Emmy Award-winner Gene Perret’s “”Comedy Writing Step by Step”” has been the manual for humor writers for 25 years. In this new book, his first.

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Do You Talk Funny? My library Help Advanced Book Search. He gives you step-by-step exercises that will have you writing solid stand-up material. If, after all, you didn’t succeed, you probably didn’t work hard enough.

A very good book by a guy who has wrifing, if not all, way more than most mortals in comedy.

I enjoyed reading this book. Gene was on Bob Hope’s writing staff for twenty-eight years, the last twelve as Hope’s head writer. The Value of Monologues.


I’m not a comic, so I don’t know if these rules are something every comic knows or not; but I didn’t know them so it was new to me. Want to Read saving…. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: I keep stpe digital gend on my ipad so I can highlight the passages that are particularly useful to me and skim through my notes quickly for inspiration when I have a creative block.

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Clifford Osinoff rated it liked it Jul 25, The Skills Youll Need. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Michael Thomas rated it liked it Dec 06, Jan 08, Mark Speed rated it it was amazing Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. Click here to read the full review Enjoyed reading all funny quotes and skits in it as well.

Comedy Writing Self-Taught Workbook: I guess I was sort of looking for a panacea to organize all these thoughts in my head. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long.


Although this is by far his best book, yb not especially helpful when it comes to writing. Would you like us to take another look at this review? Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

Gene Perret

Gene Perret has been a vy comedy writer since the early s, writing stand-up material for Slappy White and Phyllis Diller, among others. Of course, that is easily remedied.

That alone makes him an expert in my book. Selected pages Title Page.

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Lee – LibraryThing Not as much on sketch writing as I would’ve liked. Read more Read less. Gene makes writing comedy accessible to anyone. Book ratings by Goodreads.