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Comedy Writing Workbook

Comedy Writing Workbook

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Comedy
WritingWorkbook
GENE PERRET
PLAYERS PRESS, Inc.
P.O. Box
1132Studio City, CA 91614-0132
 
COMEDY WRITING WORKBOOK
ISBN 0-88734-647-2Library of Congress Catalog Number: 94-20150© Copyright, 1994,1990, by Gene PerretALL RIGHTS RESERVED; no part of this publication may bereproduced, stored In a retrieval system, or transmitted In any formor by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording,or otherwise without the prior permission of the Publishers.
PLAYERS PRESS, Inc.
P.O. Box 11232Studio City CA 91614-0132 U.S.A.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Perret, Gene.Comedy writing workbook / Gene Perret.p. cm.Originally published: New York : Sterling Pub. Co., 1990.Includes index.ISBN 0-88734-647-2I. Title.PN6149.A88P46 1994 94-20150808.7-dc20 CIP
Simultaneously PublishedU.S.A., U.K., Australia, CanadaPrinted In the U.S.A.
 
CONTENTS
BEFORE YOU BEGIN 6
CHAPTER 1: WORKING WITH JOKES 9
Workout 1A "My Collection of Favorite Jokes"Workout IB "My Collection of Favorite Quotes"Workout 1C "My Collection of My Favorite's Favorites"Workout ID "My Collection of Favorite Cartoons"
CHAPTER 2: WORKING WITH WORDS 23
Workout 2A 'A Rose by Any Other Name"Workout 2B "Mrs. Malaprop's Affliction"Workout 2C "The Dictionary Must Be Wrong"Workout 2D "So You Wanna Be Noah Webster"Workout 2E "Fun With Puns"Workout 2F "One Person's Idiom Is Another Person's Straight-Line"
CHAPTER 3: WORKING WITH CAPTIONS 35
Workout 3A "A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Punchlines"Workout 3B "Pen and Ink Patter"Workout 3C "Inanimate Playhouse"Workout 3D "Caption Your Own"
CHAPTER 4: WORKING WITH RELATIONSHIPS 42
Workout 4A "That Goes With This"Workout 4B "This Doesn't Go With That"Workout 4C "That Makes Absolutely No Sense at All"Workout 4D "What Can You Say About So-and-So?"
CHAPTER 5: WORKING WITH IMAGERY 50
Workout 5A "Say It With Pictures"Workout 5B "Say It With Funny Pictures"Workout 5C "The Bobsled Man's Bottom"Workout 5D "Say It By Not Saying It"
CHAPTER 6: WORKING WITH ALTERNATE MEANINGS 57
Workout 6A "But It Could Also Mean"Workout 6B "How Do I Get to Carnegie Hall?"Workout 6C "101 Tom Swifties"
CHAPTER 7: WORKING WITH OBSERVATION 65
Workout 7A "Truth Is Humor"Workout 7B "What You See Is What You Laugh At"Workout 7C "Observation Field Trip"Workout 7D "You Know It's Time to . . . When . . ."

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