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Required reading for anyone who has ever laughed,
This review is from: Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today’s Top Comedy Writers (Paperback)
Thank you, Mike Sacks, for the best books about comedy writing, hands down. This collection of interviews is both a hilarious, engaging read and an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the business of comedy. An accomplished comedy writer himself, Sacks knows his topic inside and out, which means he can dig deep and ask unexpected, compelling questions -- his subjects, too, are incredibly forthcoming, honest, and of course, funny. The result is the smartest, most insightful book about the biz I've ever read (not including Sacks's earlier volume of interviews, "And Here's the Kicker..." also a must-read).
Whether you are a professional jokesmith or the watercooler smart aleck, you will love this book. Get it. I'm serious. It's great.