The Cheeky Monkey: Writing Narrative Comedy


ISBN: 9780868198613
Author: Tim Ferguson
Publication Date: 3/04/2010
Edition: First
Publisher: Currency Press
Extent: 224pp.
Availability: Available

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From one of Australia’s most successful comedians comes The Cheeky Monkey, a practitioner’s guide to the art of comedy writing. Both insightful and practical, The Cheeky Monkey explains the principles of sitcom writing and guides the reader in how to apply them. Seeded with exercises to aid the developing comedy writer, this book will help you to:

– Write jokes
– Create funny stories
– Build comic characters
– Develop a sitcom
– Sell your sitcom to producers and TV networks.

Many of the techniques can also be applied to film, stage, stand-up or indeed any form of comedy. You’ll make ’em laugh before you know it.

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