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Mastering stand-up : the complete guide to becoming a successful comedian.

Author: Stephen Rosenfield
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Chicago Review, 2017.
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(OCoLC)981976065
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All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Rosenfield
ISBN: 9781613736951 1613736959 9781613736937 1613736932
OCLC Number: 1004354174
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Contents: Front Cover; Title Page; Half Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents ; Preface; Part I: Beginning Our Work Together; 1. Things I Know About You; 2. The Road Ahead; 3. "No!" 11; Part II: The Forms of Stand-Up Comedy; 4. Observational Stand-Up; 5. Anecdotal Stand-Up; 6. The Stand-Up Sketch; 7. Act-Outs; 8. Put-Down Humor-Celebrity Put-Downs; 9. Put-Down Humor-People in Your Life; 10. Put-Down Humor-Hecklers; 11. Put-Down Humor-Insult Comedy; 12. Put-Down Humor-Self-Deprecating Humor; 13. Crowd Work; 14. The Comic Flaw; 15. Character Stand-Up Comedy; 16. Edgy Stand-Up Comedy; 17. Specialties. 18. Ad-LibbingPart III: The Handbook for Creating Stand-Up Comedy Material; 19. Preparing for Your First Draft; 20. The First Draft; 21. Trying Out Your First Draft; 22. Setup and Punchline; 23. Working Backward; 24. Creating Your Set List; Part IV: The Handbook for Performing Stand-Up Comedy; 25. Nerves and the Three Gifts They Give You; 26. The Single Most Important Thing: Joyous Communication; 27. Coming Alive Onstage: Emotional Fullness; 28. Be in the Room; 29. Delivery; 30. The Things to Do Before You Get to the Club; 31. Before the Show Starts; 32. Showtime; Part V: Get Undeniably Good. 33. Building an All "A" Set34. Creating Your Persona; 35. The Six Characteristics of a Successful Persona; 36. The Seventh Characteristic; 37. The "This Joke Used to Kill and Now It's Bombing, What the Hell Is Going On" Checklist; 38. Hosting; 39. The Voice; 40. Everything You Need to Know About the Business of Stand-Up Comedy; Acknowledgments; Index; About the Author; Back Cover.

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