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By Mel Helitzer, Mark Shatz

What's comedy? Comedy is the paintings of constructing humans chuckle with out making them puke.
-Steve Martin

Become the funniest individual within the room! With Comedy Writing secrets and techniques, second Edition, you could grasp the basics of humor writing and switch your comedic expertise right into a well-paying pursuit.

For greater than a decade, Comedy Writing secrets and techniques has been giving aspiring comedians a leg up at the festival. during this increased re-creation, Mel Helitzer, named the "funniest professor within the country" through Rolling Stone journal, and funnyman Mark Shatz pack in much more perception and guideline, including:

• Humor writing workouts to punch up your jokes
• additional details on writing for sitcoms and stand-up
• Comedic brainstorming recommendations utilizing institutions and listings
• unique information for writing humor for particular markets like editorials, columns, speeches, ads, greeting playing cards, t-shirts, and more

Tap into your comedic genius with Comedy Writing secrets and techniques, 2d Edition, and you'll regularly go away 'em giggling!

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The Naked and the Dead. 30 What's more profitable: a one-story whorehouse or a two-story whorehouse? A one-story whorehouse because there's no fuckin' overhead. "It wouldn't have been so bad if he had done it just once," said the young woman to the judge. " ... 31 One day a mother walks by her young sons room and sees him masterbating. Later she has a talk with him and tells him that good boys save it until they are married. A few weeks later she has another talk with him. " she asks. " he says.

A warm Busch. 45 Jack spent hours trying to teach the bigbusted beauty how to swim. " ... A girl confided to her roommate that she really liked her new boyfriend but he had terrible dandruff. "Give him Head and Shoulders," said her friend. " 46 What's the difference between the Cleveland Indians and your wife? Year in. and year out. the Indians still suck. A seventy-five year-old man went into his favorite bar and met a woman with whom he hit it off with very wei\. They went to her place and made passionate love.

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