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Sitcom writers talk shop : behind the scenes with Carl Reiner, Norman Lear, and other geniuses of TV comedy

Author: Paula Finn
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is a collection of interviews with writers, creators, and show runners of some of the greatest sitcoms of all time, including The Honeymooners, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Cheers, Seinfeld, Frasier, and The Simpsons. The writers discuss their experiences working on some of the most popular--not to mention funniest--shows ever"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Interviews
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Finn, Paula, author.
Sitcom writers talk shop
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
(DLC) 2018041440
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paula Finn
ISBN: 9781538109182 1538109182
OCLC Number: 1030592128
Description: xxix, 243 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Carl Reiner --
Leonard Stern --
Norman Lear --
Austin and Irma Kalish --
James l. Brooks --
Treva Silverman --
Ken Estin --
Matt Williams --
Dava Savel --
Larry Charles --
David Lee --
Phil Rosenthal --
Mike Reiss --
Al Jean --
Jay Kogen.
Responsibility: Paula Finn ; forewords by Ed Asner and Carol Kane.

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This is a collection of interviews with writers, creators, and show runners of some of the greatest sitcoms of all time, including The Honeymooners, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Cheers, Seinfeld, Frasier,  Read more...

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There's an old saying: if you like sausage, don't watch it being made. When it comes to comedy, that couldn't be more untrue. This book is all about the process. How does comedy happen, anyway? Read more...

 
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