The Complete Idiot's Guide to Comedy Writing

Author: James Mendrinos,Jim Mendrinos

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592572311

Category: Reference

Page: 328

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Provides advice for writing comedy, including television scripts, plays, feature films, cartoons, and stand-up jokes, and includes information on using comedy in business presentations.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Comedy Writing

Author: James Mendrinos

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440696209

Category: Reference

Page: 352

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Comedy is serious business - and serious money. In this guide, comedian, writer, and teacher Jim Mendrinos explains the principles of comedy and how to apply them to forms from stand-up to sitcoms- including fiction, film, speeches, articles, essays, and more. He also includes exercises designed to hone the craft, break through writer's block, and tailor a piece to its intended audience.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Comedy Writing

Author: James Mendrinos

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440690480

Category: Reference

Page: 352

View: 2005

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Comedy is serious business-and serious money. In this guide, comedian, writer, and teacher Jim Mendrinos explains the principles of comedy and how to apply them to forms from stand-up to sitcoms- including fiction, film, speeches, articles, essays, and more. He also includes exercises designed to hone the craft, break through writer's block, and tailor a piece to its intended audience.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Jokes

Author: Larry Getlen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781592575381

Category: Humor

Page: 320

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Provides over one thousand five hundred jokes from various comedians, broken down by category and covering such topics as sex, dating, vices, work, and the holidays.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ventriloquism

Author: Taylor Mason

Publisher: Alpha

ISBN: 9781615640003

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 300

View: 347

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Provides instruction for becoming a ventriloquist including choosing the right figure, writing dialogue, and controlling lip movement.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Judaism, 2nd Edition

Author: Rabbi Benjamin Blech

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0786542713

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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One of our most popular religion and history titles - updated and reivsed. This guide contains a complete, authoritative account of the Jewish people - including profiles of Biblical and political leaders - and focuses on understanding the Jewish influence on American and world culture, offering insights into the Yiddish and Hebrew languages, theater, art, literature, comedy, film, television, and more.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Programming Basics

Author: Clayton Walnum

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780028642864

Category: Computers

Page: 275

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Introduces basic concepts of computer programming, including program flow and branching, Boolean operators and expressions, logic errors, detecting and debugging errors, and object-oriented programming techniques.

Complete Idiot's Guide to Screenwriting

Author: Skip Press

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592572250

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 390

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Provides advice for aspiring screenwriters on how to write scripts for television and motion pictures, including what topics are popular, how to rework scenes, and how to sell screenplays in Hollywood.

Stand-Up Comedy

The Book

Author: Judy Carter

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0307575209

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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All the world loves a clown and whether you want to clown around at parties or make a living as a standup comic, comedian Judy Carter can show you how to "do" comedy.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Ultimate Reading List

Author: Shelley Mosley,John Charles,Joanne Hamilton-Selway,Sandra Vanwinkle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592576456

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 293

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A resource designed to help busy people find the best in fiction and nonfiction reads includes a host of recommendations for books that cover such subjects as mystery and suspense, romance, chick lit, science fiction, biography, business, true crime, art, and more, along with summaries of each book and critical commentary. Original.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Grammar and Style

Author: Laurie Rozakis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592571154

Category: Reference

Page: 404

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Provides information on grammatical rules and how to use them, with advice on adding variety to writing, and examples of the right and wrong way to say things.

The Little Book of Management Bollocks

Author: Alistair Beaton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743404130

Category: Management

Page: 144

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Showing the same incisive and outrageous wit as in his previous books, where he first took on the self-help craze then New Labour's addiction to spin, Alistair Beaton now tackles the management gurus. Read this book and you will be transformed overnight into a successful modern manager, capable of talking authentic management bollocks at any hour of the day or night, because, let's face it, talking bollocks is what modern management is all about. Below are a few of the gems contained within THE LITTLE BOOK OF MANAGEMENT BOLLOCKS... RISK MANAGEMENT Improve risk management outcomes by never investing in anything. INSPIRING OTHERS As a manager, it's your job to inspire others. If there's nothing inspiring about you, just use fear instead.

Cheat

A Man's Guide to Infidelity

Author: Bill Burr,Joe DeRosa,Robert Kelly

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451645694

Category: Humor

Page: 240

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MONOGAMY HAS MET ITS MATCH When it comes to scoring on the side, this book is your best friend. Comedians Bill Burr, Joe DeRosa, and Robert Kelly have experienced the rich pleasures and unspeakable risks of romantic infidelity, and survived to tell their tales. Now, they impart all the wisdom, advice, and humor they picked up along the way, including how to: * Wipe away your shame and guilt—and get smart before you get hard * Conduct your filth with the right chick, in the right place, at the right time * Take an hour to shower and scour—and fight your worst enemy: glitter * Explain a strange scrunchy, hair extension, or pair of earrings to your girl * Navigate strip clubs, massage parlors, and women of the night Lie like a woman—and call it quits without getting caught Featuring ten true stories from men who’ve lived the life and a link to watch Burr, DeRosa, and Kelly’s hilarious short film of the same name, Cheat is a wickedly smart field guide to philandering that will revolutionize your game.

The Comedy Bible

From Stand-up to Sitcom--The Comedy Writer's Ultimate "How To" Guide

Author: Judy Carter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743219023

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

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Judy Carter, guru to aspiring comedy writers and stand-up comics, tells all about the biz of being funny and writing funny in this bright, entertaining, and totally practical guide on how to draw humor from your life and turn it into a career. Do you think you’re funny? Do you want to turn your sense of humor into a career? If the answer is yes, then Judy Carter’s The Comedy Bible is for you. The guru to aspiring stand-up comics provides the complete scoop on being—and writing—funny for money. If you’ve got a sense of humor, you can learn to make a career out of comedy, says Judy Carter. Whether it’s creating a killer stand-up act, writing a spec sitcom, or providing jokes for radio or one-liners for greeting cards, Carter provides step-by-step instructions in The Comedy Bible. She helps readers first determine which genre of comedy writing or performing suits them best and then directs them in developing, refining, and selling their work. Using the hands-on workbook format that was so effective in her bestselling first book, Stand-Up Comedy: The Book, Carter offers a series of day-by-day exercises that draw on her many years as a successful stand-up comic and the head of a nationally known comedy school. Also included are practical tips and advice from today’s top comedy professionals—from Bernie Brillstein to Christopher Titus to Richard Lewis. She presents the pros and cons of the various comedy fields—stand-up, script, speech and joke writing, one-person shows, humor essays—and shows how to tailor your material for each. She teaches how to find your “authentic” voice—the true source of comedy. And, perhaps most important, Carter explains how to take a finished product to the next level—making money—by pitching it to a buyer and negotiating a contract. Written in Carter’s unique, take-no-prisoners voice, The Comedy Bible is practical, inspirational, and funny.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ghosts & Hauntings, 2nd Edition

Author: Tom Ogden

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110112086X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 432

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A unique guide to the world of the paranormal, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Ghosts and Hauntings is a perennial favorite. Now updated, revised, and expanded with new information on ghost hunting and observing, this new edition includes new tips on gathering and recording paranormal data, and a new section devoted to "faking it" - showing readers how to haunt their own houses to amuse and bewilder friends. - Expanded appendixes featuring new Internet sites devoted to the paranormal, as well as modern-day "haunted houses" open to the public - Additional information on the origin of spiritualism and its followers - Strong seller for Halloween season - Completely reorganized for easier reading and referencing

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Medical Terminology

Author: Veronica Hackethal, MD, MSc.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615643583

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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An understanding of medical terminology is the foundation on which careers in the exploding healthcare field are built. Knowing the Greek and Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes that are used to build the words that describe the human anatomy, conditions, and cures is the key that unlocks complex terminology for students. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Medical Terminology shows readers how to decipher and internalize the essential terminology of medicine and gives them tools they can use over and over to pass their medical terminology courses and certification tests with flying colors. In this book, readers will find - A logical system for understanding how medical terms are put together, giving the building blocks for deciphering any term encountered. - An outline of each of the body's systems illustrated with quality diagrams and anatomical renderings to teach terms in context. - An explanation of the body's physiology and the terms that describe how the human body functions. - A primer on terms describing diseases, injuries, and conditions that are treated by doctors. - Outlines of terms related to the most common diagnostic tests and procedures.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Dealing with In-laws

Author: Laurie Rozakis

Publisher: Macmillan Distribution

ISBN: 9780028621074

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 314

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Through practical advice and helpful tips, this informative handbook explains how one can learn to cope with typical in-law problems, including money, the children, family loyalty, where to spend the holidays, and more. Original.

Idiot Letters

One Man's Relentless Assault on Corporate America

Author: Paul Rosa

Publisher: Main Street Books

ISBN: 9780385475082

Category: Humor

Page: 160

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Look out, public relations; take cover, customer service -- Paul Rosa's letter is in the mail and his inventively imbecilic queries about consumer products have a way of eliciting equally idiotic and even more unlikely answers from some of America's biggest companies.