Teach Yourself Stand Up Comedy McGraw-Hill Edition (Teach Yourself (McGraw-Hill))

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9780071545112: Teach Yourself Stand Up Comedy McGraw-Hill Edition (Teach Yourself (McGraw-Hill))

Fancy yourself as a comic but unsure where to start? This new guide to the art of stand-up comedy gives all the tools necessary for a great and enjoyable performance. It covers the history of humour and what makes us laugh, helps readers find their own creative streak and their funny side, builds the confidence to deliver, and offers plenty of practical advice on stagecraft, from dealing with hecklers to coping with props. It offers a full guide to the business side of your hobby, from finding gigs to securing an agent, with plenty of valuable hints, tips and advice. Authored by a comic with over 20 years' touring and performing experience, and with top tips from some of the most well known people in the business, it is guaranteed to bring a smile to both your face and that of your future audience.

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"The author's love for his job shines through...it has inspired me to pencil a date in my diary for my own return to stand-up after a ten-year hiatus." ( www.channel4.com/4laughs)

"With advice from several comics and tips on how the business end of comedy works, anyone who reads it will feel empowered, full of confidence that they can take to the stage." ( www.chortle.co.uk)

Stand-up is such a visual and oral medium, how could you possibly gain anything other than very basic advice from a self-help book?

Logan Murray has succeeded. The highly experienced stand-up and

comedy course tutor, has written a very useful guide to starting out as

a Stand-up comedian.

( LaughRiot.co.uk)

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If you've ever wanted to try stand-up comedy, read this book by one of the UK's leading Comedy Course organizers - it will make you at least 37% funnier.

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