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    Steve Kaplan

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The Hidden Tools of Comedy: The Serious Business of Being Funny

by: Steve Kaplan

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SHOW ME THE FUNNY!

WHILE OTHER BOOKS give you tips on how to “write funny,” The Hidden Tools of Comedy offers a paradigm shift in understanding the mechanics and art of comedy itself, and the proven, practical tools that help writers translate that understanding into successful, commercial scripts. Steve Kaplan unlocks the unique secrets and techniques of writing comedy, deconstructing sequences in popular films and television to show when comedy works, when it doesn’t, and why.

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Steve Kaplan has been the industry’s most sought-after expert on comedy. In addition to having taught at UCLA, NYU, Yale and other top universities, Steve Kaplan created the HBO Workspace, the HBO New Writers Program and was co-founder and Artistic Director of Manhattan Punch Line Theatre. He regularly serves as a consultant and script doctor to such companies as Dreamworks, Disney, HBO, Paramount, Touchstone and others.
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SHOW ME THE FUNNY!

WHILE OTHER BOOKS give you tips on how to “write funny,” The Hidden Tools of Comedy offers a paradigm shift in understanding the mechanics and art of comedy itself, and the proven, practical tools that help writers translate that understanding into successful, commercial scripts. Steve Kaplan unlocks the unique secrets and techniques of writing comedy, deconstructing sequences in popular films and television to show when comedy works, when it doesn’t, and why.
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ISBN: 9781615931408
SKU: 138749081/Done
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Publish Date: July 1, 2013
Page Count: 280

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    I rarely think about why something I’m working on is funny. I’m usually just fixated on the fact that it’s not funny enough. Steve takes this ephemeral topic and reduces it to tangible terms that are both practical and illuminating.

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    Fresh insights with a ‘why didn’t I think of that’ on every page. Steve Kaplan is a true comedy maven.

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    Everything you need to be a comedy writer except the searing self-doubt, crippling anxiety, and suffocating social awkwardness.