The Serious Guide to Joke Writing: How to Say Something Funny about Anything (Paperback)

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How To Write Jokes for Fun & Profit This comprehensive joke writing masterclass has been devised for beginners and experienced joke writers alike. The techniques you will learn can be used again and again to write funny and original material for: Stand-up comedy; Speeches; Political satire; Monologues; TV, Stage & radio; Witty articles & blogs; Comedy sketches; Sitcom scripts; Cartoons & Comic-Strips; Business Presentations. You hold in your hands the key to unlocking your inner comedy genius. When you read this book you will discover... * Simple yet powerful ways to write hilarious material on any subject * Insider tricks professionals use to get going and keep going * Where jokes really come from and why this makes writing easier * Techniques for creating simple puns and wordplay for laughs * How to tap into a continuous stream of comedy consciousness * Creative tools such as Joke-Webbing and the Hadron Joke Collider * How to mine newspapers and headlines for topical comedy gold * Ways to take jokes in weird and wonderful directions with surrealism * How to hone your jokes to maximise laughs and minimise memorisation If you want to write comedy of any kind this book is for you...

About the Author

After eleven years on the comedy circuit, Sally Holloway became one of the country's top female comics, gigging in Britain and around the world. Nowadays, she uses her skills to teach others and has been breaking new ground with her innovative and radical joke writing techniques. This book is based on Sally's ground breaking Joke Writing Courses that have already been showcased nationally including: Radio 4's Word of Mouth, at the British Society of Comedy Writers' Conferences and the Edinburgh Festival.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781907498374
ISBN-10: 1907498370
Publisher: Bookshaker
Publication Date: November 1st, 2010
Pages: 212
Language: English