The Comic Toolbox : How to be Funny Even If You're Not, Paperback

The Comic Toolbox : How to be Funny Even If You're Not Paperback

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 191 pages
  • Publisher: Silman-James Press,U.S.
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  • Category: Semantics
  • ISBN: 9781879505216



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This was a great little book with lots of unexpected bonus cool things. However, my personal opinion is that if you try too hard to be funny by applying tools, it will most likely come out unfunny. Even still, this book was awesome for helping you understand why funny things are funny, and whenever a hilarious moment came up during my time reading this book, I was able to analyze it and determine what made that so funny. I think in that alone you can study humor and the more you study and practice it in writing or whatever, the better you get. The most important piece of advice: take a risk, don't be afraid. I loved his Rule of Nine, which says "For every ten jokes you tell, nine will be trash. For every ten ideas you have, nine won't work. For every ten times you risk, nine times you fail." If you lower your expectations, you gain confidence.

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