Zen and the Art of Stand-Up Comedy

Paperback | April 23, 1998

byJay SankeyEditorJay Sankey

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In this engaging and disarmingly frank book, comic Jay Sankey spills the beans, explaining not only how to write and perform stand-up comedy, but how to improve and perfect your work. Much more than a how-to manualZen andthe Art of Stand-Up Comedyis the most detailed and comprehensive book on the subject to date.

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A professional stand-up comic gives an insider's look at both the physical and psychological aspects of this art form. An invaluable reference tool for both amateurs and professionals--and a source of inspiration for anyone seeking artistic growth. 7 cartoons

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In this engaging and disarmingly frank book, comic Jay Sankey spills the beans, explaining not only how to write and perform stand-up comedy, but how to improve and perfect your work. Much more than a how-to manualZen andthe Art of Stand-Up Comedyis the most detailed and comprehensive book on the subject to date.

Jay Sankey is a stand-up comic, writer, and cartoonist. For more then twenty years he has performed around the world and has made numerous television appearances. He lives in Toronto.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.5 inPublished:April 23, 1998Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0878300740

ISBN - 13:9780878300747

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thinking about doing stand-up? I have read through several books on Stand-Up (I am a stand-up wanna be) and found Jay's book to take a different focus than most books. This is a great book that discusses the "performing and the business" of stand-up comedy rather than a "how to be a funny person". It presents a candid look at the real business of stand-up, without any bias, so you can decide for yourself how to perform. Certainly one of the better books on the shelf!
Date published: 2000-02-20