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How to Be Funny: The One and Only Practical Guide for Every Occasion, Situation, and Disaster (no kidding)
 

How to Be Funny: The One and Only Practical Guide for Every Occasion, Situation, and Disaster (no kidding) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Macks, Jon

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An invaluable guide on how to lighten up from a distinguished pro who has provided laughs for JAY LENO, BILLY CRYSTAL, STEVE MARTIN, ROBIN WILLIAMS, BRAD GARRETT, WHOOPI GOLDBERG, AND MANY MORE. Who hasn't wished for the perfect withering comeback line, a clever tension-breaking ...quip, or a winning flirtatious remark? Being funny is hard work and not everyone is a natural. How to Be Funny is a witty guide that teaches readers precisely how to be funnier in everyday life. It's a must-read for anyone who has to speak in public, be engaging and funny at work or at play, or who hopes to one day go out on a date. Jon Macks, a comedy writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Academy Awards, the Emmy Awards, Hollywood Squares, and the nation's top comedians, politicians, and corporate leaders, knows his funny business. Here he demystifies the process of making people laugh, breaks down the basic building blocks and types of humor -- which include self-deprecation, misdirection, deadpan delivery, sarcasm, and the reverse -- and reveals the best approaches to use in common situations. How to Be Funny features helpful (and hilarious) tips and anecdotes from the comic legends Mack's worked with -- including Jay Leno, Arsenio Hall, Gilbert Gottfried, Billy Crystal, Rita Rudner, Dave Barry, and Carrie Fisher -- in his eleven years as one of the nation's top television writers. Whether the goal is to give a memorable public address or deliver a killer line with friends, How to Be Funny is a charming, instructive, and practical read.
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ISBN 9780743204729
Released NZ 15 Nov 2003
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Availability
Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780743204729
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Imprint Simon & Schuster
Released 15 Nov 2003
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Macks, Jon
Category Performing Arts
Jokes & Riddles
Australian
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 214mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 817.009
Weight 191g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Wit and humor - History and criticism.
NBS Text Humour: Collections & General
ONIX Text General/trade

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