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Author Schwensen, Dave.

Title Comedy FAQs and Answers : How the Stand-up Biz Really Works.

Imprint New York : Constable & Robinson, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (349 pages)
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Contents Cover; Frontmatter001; Title; Dedication; Copyright; Contents; Thank You; Preface; Introduction; Part One Pre-Stage; 1 Pre-Stage; FAQ 1 Am I a Comedian?; 2 What Material Should I Use?; 3 Do I Gotta Write What They Wanna Hear?; 4 Would a Comedy Class Help Me Put Together My Act?; 5 What's the Deal with Open Mikes?; 6 How Do I Get to Perform at Open Mikes?; 7 How Would I Go about Running My Own Open Mike?; 8 Open Mikes: Been There, Done That. What's the Next Step?; 9 Help! How Do I Overcome Writer's Block?; 10 How Am I Gonna Memorize All These Lines?; 11 Should I Use a Stage Name?
12 Does This Joke Make Me Look Too Old?13 What Should I Do When I'm Not Feeling Funny?; Part Two On Stage; 2 On Stage; FAQ 14 Should I Let Other Comics Influence Me?; 15 How Long Can I Stick to the Same Old Routine?; 16 What's Expected from a Good MC?; 17 What Do I Do if I Am Just Not Connecting with the Audience?; 18 Should I Be Mr. Clean or The Dirt Devil?; 19 What about Pauses during Your Delivery?; 20 What's the Deal about Using a Callback?; 21 When Are Too Many Tag Lines Too Many?; 22 Does a Funny Voice Make a Funny Character?; 23 How Much Work Is It to Work Off the Audience?
24 What's the Best Way to Handle Hecklers?25 If I Die on Stage, Will I Ever Live Again?; Part Three Off Stage; 3 Off Stage; FAQ 26 Can I Stop People from Stealing My Jokes?; 27 What Am I Gonna Learn by Taping My Set?; 28 Should I Enter Comedy Contests?; 29 Does Anyone Still Believe Comedy's a Man's World?; 30 How Do You Get a Manager and an Agent?; 31 When Should I Start Promoting Myself?; 32 What Goes in a Promo Package?; 33 How Do I Get a Good Promo Tape?; 34 My Performance Wasn't Perfect-Can I Still Send Out the Tape?; 35 Could You Give Me Some Hints about Being My Own Publicist?
36 How Far Can I Go to Make It a Show?37 How Can I Be Funny, When My Life Ain't Nothin' to Laugh About?; Part Four Backstage; 4 Backstage; FAQ 38 Is it Professional to Get So Personal?; 39 Where in Cyberspace Can I Find a Resource for Comedy Clubs?; 40 Is an Audition a Good Place to Try New Material?; 41 Will Making Friends and Networking Really Help Me Book Gigs?; 42 Is Laughter the Best Medicine?; 43 I Know You Can Help Me, but How Much Are You Gonna Pay?; 44 How Far Do I Gotta Travel to Get Booked in My Local Club?; 45 Can I Get My Big Break on Local TV?
46 What about Putting "Extras" on My Promo Tape?47 Am I a Comic, an Actor, or a Comic Actor?; 48 How Do I Get to Letterman or Leno?; 49 Got Any Tips for Breaking into the College Market?; 50 Okay, You Promised Us College Marketing 201. So, What Are NACA and APCA?; 51 What's the Deal with Corporate Shows?; 52 What's the Going Rate?; 53 Do You Think I Should Sell Stuff after My Show?; 54 What if I Want to Publish My Comedy Material as a Book?; 55 Any Advice for Someone Who Wants to Just Write for Other Comics?; 56 Got Any Words for a Grand Finale?; 57 Help?; Cast of Characters; Index.
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Summary This guide to the world of stand?up comedy, written in easy?to?use Q & A format, provides current and potential comedians with the no?nonsense advice they need for every stage of their careers. Schwensen's lively book features interviews with many of the top names in stand?up?Ray Romano, George Carlin, Christopher Titus, Weird Al Yankovic, Margaret Cho?all sharing lessons learned along the way. Additional interviews with club owners, talent executives, publicists, and others provide behind?the?scenes expertise.
Subject Stand-up comedy -- Vocational guidance.
Performing arts -- Comedy.
Stand-up comedy -- Vocational guidance.
Stand-up comedy.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Theater -- General.
Stand-up comedy -- Vocational guidance. (OCoLC)fst01131442
Other Form: Print version: Schwensen, Dave. Comedy FAQs and Answers : How the Stand-up Biz Really Works. New York : Constable & Robinson, ©2012
ISBN 9781581159523 (electronic bk.)
1581159528 (electronic bk.)
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