The Comic Toolbox: How to Be Funny Even If You're Not

56c31d462f93b.jpg Author John Vorhaus
Isbn 978-1879505216
File size 1.2 MB
Year 1994
Pages 191
Language English
File format EPUB, MOBI, AZW3
Category Languages

Book Description:

This is a straightforward, often humorous workbook approach to comedy writing as creative problem-solving. In it, veteran Hollywood comedy writer John Vorhaus offers his tools of the trade to writers, comics, and anyone else who wants to be funny. Among these indispensable tools are Clash of Context, Tension and Release, The Law of Comic Opposites, The Wildly Inappropriate Response, and The Myth of the Last Great Idea. Readers will learn that comedy = truth and pain (the essence of the comic situation), that fear is the biggest roadblock to comedy (kill the ferocious editor within and rich, useful comic ideas will flow), and much more.


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