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This book must surely be one of the few writing how-to texts I've purchased that's really worth the money.
It is full of examples and exercises that make it very useful and practical. the book takes you through the basics of developing your skills and an act.
Even at the start of the book, Carter writes about the "Five Big Secrets to Making People Laugh" (one of them is, ironically, "Don't try to be funny").
This book was a joy to read. The author has a great sense of humor while explaining what you need to do and when to do it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Brendie H.
As a precursor to the Comedy Bible, this is an excellent book. I have also written my own book on the business of comedy that complements this book: [...]Published 10 months ago by Philip Peredo
This is a great intro to what it takes to do standup and gives you the blueprint and perspective to developing your own material - but you have to supply the imagination, talent,... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Douglas F. Bennett
Taking a class taught by some Dude called Big Kenny funny but ducky comedy teacher, going on stage in a week and a half I order this book and read it cover to cover, applied what... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Sarah