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.