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Table Of Contents

Introduction
Comedy basics
Why laugh?
Forms of humour
Visual humour
Verbal humour
Live comedy
Stand-up
Origins
What makes a comic?
Transcribing material
Writing stand-up for others
Persona and status
Targets and attitude
How to write stand-up material
Topical material
Building a set
The open mike
Editing
Character comedy
Live sketch shows
The comedy play
Putting it on
Recorded comedy
Screen basics
Broken comedy
Sketch or quickie?
Types of sketch
Radio or TV?
Themes and formats
Creating characters
Relationships
The trap
Plotting
Writing a sitcom
Comedy drama
Creating a series proposal
Problems with comedy drama proposals
Screenplays
Genre
Characters in screen comedy
British comedy and film
Writing a screenplay
Published comedy
Joke books
The comedy novel
Comedy novel genres
The idea and the synopsis
Writing a novel
The business of comedy
Aspects of the job
Writer’s block
Topical gags
Writing on spec
Sketches
Edinburgh
Plays
Sitcom/comedy drama
Submitting the comedy book
Submitting the comedy novel
Agents
Resources
Courses
Associations
Studio tickets
Books
Recommended scripts
Websites
Online publications
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How to Be a Comedy Writer

How to Be a Comedy Writer

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