Fancy yourself as a comic but unsure where to start? This new guide to the art of stand-up comedy gives all the tools necessary for a great and enjoyable performance. It covers the history of humour and what makes us laugh, helps readers find their own creative streak and their funny side, builds the confidence to deliver, and offers plenty of practical advice on stagecraft, from dealing with hecklers to coping with props. It offers a full guide to the business side of your hobby, from finding gigs to securing an agent, with plenty of valuable hints, tips and advice. Authored by a comic with over 20 years' touring and performing experience, and with top tips from some of the most well known people in the business, it is guaranteed to bring a smile to both your face and that of your future audience.
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"The author's love for his job shines through...it has inspired me to pencil a date in my diary for my own return to stand-up after a ten-year hiatus." -- www.channel4.com/4laughs 20071109 "With advice from several comics and tips on how the business end of comedy works, anyone who reads it will feel empowered, full of confidence that they can take to the stage." -- www.chortle.co.uk 20071031 "Stand-up is such a visual and oral medium, how could you possibly gain anything other than very basic advice from a self-help book? Logan Murray has succeeded. The highly experienced stand-up and comedy course tutor, has written a very useful guide to starting out as a Stand-up comedian." -- LaughRiot.co.uk 20071108
About Logan Murray
Logan Murray has been in the comedy industry for over 20 years. He is an accomplished stand-up comedian (performing both as himself and as his alter-ego 'Ronnie Rigsby' at every major comedy club and festival in Great Britain), television and radio writer, comedian and actor, as well as stage-director, author and tutor. Logan has been teaching comedy courses since 2000, and has taught over 800 people how to be funny. Many have gone on to become award-winning comedians. He runs public stand-up courses as well as comedy writing and performance courses, together with tailored corporate comedy workshops, and is in high demand as an individual comedy writing and performance tutor.
Teach Yourself Stand Up Comedy by Logan Murray
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