Comedy Techniques provides a highly accessible, comprehensive and colourful introduction to the key skills needed for a career as a comedian, whether you want to write or perform, or work in stand-up or sitcom. It offers a glimpse into the comedy profession as it really is, the demands that it makes upon the comedian, and what it takes to have a successful and fulfilling career. Starting right at the beginning, 'With why do we laugh?: Theories of comedy and techniques for how to be funny', the guide then moves on to detailed performance advice on how to prepare for and deliver a unique stand-up act. If you're interested in clowning you'll learn how to find your inner buffoon and discover which aspects of comedy come most naturally to you. For the writer, there is guidance on comedy sketches, generating ideas and how to recognise and write for the major categories of sketch. For a career in sitcom you'll learn the basics of scriptwriting, developing characters, settings, scenarios, plot and dialogue, the ten basic themes, script mechanics, drafts and rewrites, and the commissioning process. There is even a section on comedy through visual art, and a contact list for agents. A vital guide to all aspects of the comedy profession.
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