04/05/2012 Share this story   Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Comedy Techniques

84009ecd-c777-4631-845c-ac8d03c78ba4

‘Learning to write funny might lead to performing to a crowd of thousands at Wembley, or may simply liven up your annual family newsletter.’ This quote from Comedy Techniques says a lot about the book’s approach, especially to stand-up comedy and its techniques.

A theme running through the book is the business of selling your comedy writing to a range of markets, and understanding the techniques of delivering comedy in those markets is essential if you are going to write saleable material.         

‘Laughter,’ argues Comedy Techniques, ‘is the sound of surprise, and the level of audience laughter is in direct proportion to how surprised they are.’ That is an interesting approach, and it is just one of many that are developed with relevance to the specific markets at which they are targeted. The range of markets explored includes stand-up clubs, theatre, TV sitcom, and political comment.

Back to Bookshop

04/05/2012 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Bookshop

The Intimacy of Strangers, by Lynne King

Rebecca doesn’t remember anything before America. She has been told her mother died in a car crash, and that ...


So, What Next?, by Sylvie Nickels

A memoir of many world changes including the Cold War, climbing, long canoe journeys, recovery from ...


Almost Alive, by Wendy Dranfield

Criminal or victim? In Wendy Dranfield's crime thriller, Officer Dean Matherson is given chance to prove ...


Poetry for the Newly Single 40 Something, by Maria Stephenson

This poetry collection explores a journey from darkness into light from an unhappy marriage into the freedom ...


Other Bookshop in this category

The Intimacy of Strangers, by Lynne King

Rebecca doesn’t remember anything before America. She has been told her mother died in a car crash, and that ...


So, What Next?, by Sylvie Nickels

A memoir of many world changes including the Cold War, climbing, long canoe journeys, recovery from ...


Almost Alive, by Wendy Dranfield

Criminal or victim? In Wendy Dranfield's crime thriller, Officer Dean Matherson is given chance to prove ...


Poetry for the Newly Single 40 Something, by Maria Stephenson

This poetry collection explores a journey from darkness into light from an unhappy marriage into the freedom ...