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

Author: Stephen Rosenfield
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press Incorporated, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rosenfield, Stephen.
Mastering stand-up.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press Incorporated, [2018]
(DLC) 2017059772
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Rosenfield
ISBN: 9781613736920 1613736924
OCLC Number: 1033597302
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 272 pages
Contents: Things I know about you --
The road ahead --
No!? --
Observational stand-up --
Anecdotal stand-up --
The stand-up sketch --
Act-outs --
Humor celebrity put-downs --
Put-down humor: people in your life --
Put-down humor: hecklers --
Put-down humor? Insult comedy --
Put-down humor?self-deprecating humor --
Crowd work --
The comic flaw --
Character stand-up comedy --
Edgy stand-up comedy --
Specialties --
Ad-libbing --
The handbook for creating stand-up comedy material --
Preparing for your first draft --
The first draft --
Trying out your first draft --
Setup and punchline --
Working backward --
Creating your set list --
The handbook for performing stand-up comedy --
Nerves and the three gifts they give you --
The single most important thing: joyous communication --
Coming alive onstage: emotional fullness --
Be in the room --
Delivery --
The things to do before you get to the club --
Before the show starts --
Showtime --
Get undeniably good --
Building an all A set --
Creating your persona --
The six characteristics of a successful persona --
The seventh characteristic --
The this joke used to kill and now used to kill and now it's bombing, what the hell is going on? Checklist --
Hosting --
The voice --
Everything you need to know about the business of stand-up comedy.
Responsibility: Stephen Rosenfield.

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