Cookies must be enabled to use this web application.

To allow this site to use cookies, use the steps that apply to your browser below. If your browser is not listed below, or if you have any questions regarding this site, please contact us.

Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • 1. Select "Internet Options" from the Tools menu.
  • 2. Click on the "Privacy" tab.
  • 3. Click the "Default" button.
  • 4. Click "OK" to save changes.
Chrome Chrome
  • 1. Click the "Spanner" icon in the top right of the browser.
  • 2. Click Options and change to the "Under the Hood" tab.
  • 3. Scroll down until you see "Cookie settings:".
  • 4. Set this to "Allow all cookies".
Firefox Firefox
  • 1. Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
  • 2. Click the "Privacy" icon on the top of the window.
  • 3. Click on the "Cookies" tab.
  • 4. Check the box corresponding to "Allow sites to set Cookies.
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Opera Opera
  • 1. Click on the "Tools" menu and then click Preferences.
  • 2. Change to the Advanced tab, and to the cookie section.
  • 3. Select "Accept cookies only from the site I visit" or "Accept cookies".
  • 4. Ensure "Delete new cookies when exiting Opera" is not ticked.
  • 5. Click OK.
Netscape and Mozilla Suite Netscape and Mozilla Suite
  • 1. Select "Preferences" from the Edit menu.
  • 2. Click on the arrow next to "Privacy & Security".
  • 3. Under "Privacy & Security" select "Cookies".
  • 4. Select "Enable all cookies".
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Safari Safari
  • 1. Click on the "Cog" icon in Safari.
  • 2. Click Preferences.
  • 3. Change to the Security tab.
  • 4. Select "Only from sites I visit" or "Allow".
  • 5. Close the dialog using the cross.
Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available

See inside

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available

See inside

20 Questions answered about Being A Stand-up Comic
10 answers you SHOULD know and 10 answers you MUST know
by R. Scott Edwards

Overview


This is the ultimate "how to" guide for anyone interested trying standup comedy, or those who are already doing standup comedy and are looking to improve their craft and earn more money. It was written for beginners and working amateurs – explaining some of the basics of performing while also diving into the nitty gritty details to develop thrive as an entertainer and performer. Get ready to learn everything from stage presence and mic use to marketing and development. The only thing this book cannot do is teach you how to be funny! Get ready to dive into this informative book and learn all about the presentation and business of comedy.
Read more

Description


This is the ultimate "how to" guide for anyone interested trying standup comedy, or those who are already doing standup comedy and are looking to improve their craft and earn more money. It was written for beginners and working amateurs – explaining some of the basics of performing while also diving into the nitty gritty details to develop thrive as an entertainer and performer. Get ready to learn everything from stage presence and mic use to marketing and development. The only thing this book cannot do is teach you how to be funny! Get ready to dive into this informative book and learn all about the presentation and business of comedy. As a 40+ year veteran of the comedy entertainment business, and having worked with comedy professionals like Bob Saget, Jay Leno, Dana Carvey, and Jerry Seinfeld, R. Scott Edwards offers the important answers to questions that every amateur or standup comedy hopeful needs to know. As a producer of TV, Concerts, and thousands of live stage shows; he shares a unique perspective on what is important to other producers and comedy club bookers. This book includes the questions, and more importantly, the answers that anyone interested in standup comedy need to understand to move forward as a professional. If you have an interest in sharing your humor from on stage, these guidelines and lessons will help you grow as an entertainer.
Read more

About the author


R. Scott Edwards started his first company at age 17, and at 24—in 1980—opened Laughs Unlimited, just the 12th full time comedy club in the entire United States. Scott was fortunate to work with comedy greats like Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, Garry Shandling, and many others who helped him develop an extremely successful chain of comedy clubs in Northern California. In turn, he helped develop talents like Paula Poundstone, Brian Posehn, and Tim Bedore, and enjoyed working with icons like Graham Chapman of Monty Python, Pat Paulsen, Soupy Sales, and Tommy Chong. Scott knows comedy performance and production, having produced three TV series, several large concerts, and thousands of live comedy stage shows. Now Scott is sharing what he's learned through his books, interactive online courses, podcast, and a video archive. Listen and share in the experiences and stories about talent from all the greats, like Jay Leno & Dana Carvey, from Ellen DeGeneres and Yakov Smirnoff, to Paul Reiser and Jerry Seinfeld, also talents like Ray Romano, Larry Miller, and even the amazing Robin Williams!
Read more

Book details

Genre:PERFORMING ARTS

Subgenre:Comedy

Language:English

Pages:80

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9781098398217

Paperback ISBN:9781098398200


Overview


This is the ultimate "how to" guide for anyone interested trying standup comedy, or those who are already doing standup comedy and are looking to improve their craft and earn more money. It was written for beginners and working amateurs – explaining some of the basics of performing while also diving into the nitty gritty details to develop thrive as an entertainer and performer. Get ready to learn everything from stage presence and mic use to marketing and development. The only thing this book cannot do is teach you how to be funny! Get ready to dive into this informative book and learn all about the presentation and business of comedy.

Read more

Description


This is the ultimate "how to" guide for anyone interested trying standup comedy, or those who are already doing standup comedy and are looking to improve their craft and earn more money. It was written for beginners and working amateurs – explaining some of the basics of performing while also diving into the nitty gritty details to develop thrive as an entertainer and performer. Get ready to learn everything from stage presence and mic use to marketing and development. The only thing this book cannot do is teach you how to be funny! Get ready to dive into this informative book and learn all about the presentation and business of comedy. As a 40+ year veteran of the comedy entertainment business, and having worked with comedy professionals like Bob Saget, Jay Leno, Dana Carvey, and Jerry Seinfeld, R. Scott Edwards offers the important answers to questions that every amateur or standup comedy hopeful needs to know. As a producer of TV, Concerts, and thousands of live stage shows; he shares a unique perspective on what is important to other producers and comedy club bookers. This book includes the questions, and more importantly, the answers that anyone interested in standup comedy need to understand to move forward as a professional. If you have an interest in sharing your humor from on stage, these guidelines and lessons will help you grow as an entertainer.

Read more

About the author


R. Scott Edwards started his first company at age 17, and at 24—in 1980—opened Laughs Unlimited, just the 12th full time comedy club in the entire United States. Scott was fortunate to work with comedy greats like Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, Garry Shandling, and many others who helped him develop an extremely successful chain of comedy clubs in Northern California. In turn, he helped develop talents like Paula Poundstone, Brian Posehn, and Tim Bedore, and enjoyed working with icons like Graham Chapman of Monty Python, Pat Paulsen, Soupy Sales, and Tommy Chong. Scott knows comedy performance and production, having produced three TV series, several large concerts, and thousands of live comedy stage shows. Now Scott is sharing what he's learned through his books, interactive online courses, podcast, and a video archive. Listen and share in the experiences and stories about talent from all the greats, like Jay Leno & Dana Carvey, from Ellen DeGeneres and Yakov Smirnoff, to Paul Reiser and Jerry Seinfeld, also talents like Ray Romano, Larry Miller, and even the amazing Robin Williams!
Read more

Also available at

Book Reviews

to submit a book review
Thanks for submitting a review!

Your review will need to be approved by the author before being posted.

See Inside
Front Cover

Loading book cover...

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Session Expiration WarningYour session is due to expire.

Your online session is due to expire shortly.
Would you like to extend your session and remain logged in?

Session Expired

Your session has expired.We're sorry, but your online session has expired.
Please log back into your account to continue.

This site uses cookies. Continuing to use this site without changing your cookie settings means that you consent to those cookies to enhance site navigation and the overall user experience. Learn more about our privacy policy or learn more about how to turn off cookies.