The Ten Commandments of Comedy by Gene PerretThe Ten Commandments of Comedy by Gene Perret

The Ten Commandments of Comedy

byGene Perret

Hardcover | January 22, 2013

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Beginning comedy writers and performers may think funny can't be taught, but legendary comedy writer Gene Perret, winner of three Emmy Awards, tells otherwise in this guide to what makes a good joke work. Outlining the 10 commandments of comedy, the unbreakable rules that every gag must follow in order to be funny, this book liberates readers and allows them to immediately begin writing better and funnier comedy material. By following Perret's commandments, readers will better understand how to write jokes that connect with audiences and discover why unsuccessful material isn't working and how it can be fixed. From the First Commandment (""Thou Shalt Surprise"") to the Tenth (""Thou Shalt Be Clever""), this work stands as a fast guide to the essentials of humor that is perfect for business presenters, after-dinner speakers, professional comedians, and anyone who wants to be funny.

Gene Perret has written for many of TV's top-rated shows, including ""All in the Family,"" ""Laugh-In,"" ""Mama's Family,"" and ""The New Bill Cosby Show."" He is the winner of three Emmy Awards as part of ""The Carol Burnett Show"" staff and was a producer on ""Three's Company"" and ""Welcome Back, Kotter."" He is the author of more t...
Title:The Ten Commandments of ComedyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:64 pages, 8.1 × 5.3 × 0.6 inPublished:January 22, 2013Publisher:Linden PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1610351258

ISBN - 13:9781610351256

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Editorial Reviews

Gene Perret, who has written for famous comics, is here to rescue us humor-impaired writers ... Perret's book is first rate ... Stated barebones, the commandments sound obvious. The treasure arrives when Perret provides explanations and examples. --Steve Weinberg, ASJA Monthly