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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, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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: Electronic books
Interviews
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Finn, Paula.
Sitcom writers talk shop.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
(DLC) 2018010296
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paula Finn
ISBN: 9781538109199 1538109190
OCLC Number: 1043913735
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 243 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Carl Reiner --
Leonard Stern --
Norman Lear --
Austin ("Rocky") 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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