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S like Adam McKay Step Brothers Talladega Nights Michael Schur The Office Parks and Recreation and Glen Charles Cheers Taxi many of whom have never before been interviewed at this length or at all offer insight into their influences and creative processes their self doubt and breakthroughs and how they mana. Eh A lot of gossip and very little writerly advice I became bored halfway through

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Poking a Dead Frog

A fascinating laugh out loud funny look at the mysterious art of comedy as told by legendary humorists from Amy Poehler to Mel Brooks What makes people laugh How do you know if a joke will “click” with the audience And how do you get a job as a comedy writer anyway In Poking a Dead Frog top humor writer. There is some very good advice for comedy writers in this book most notably that one has to do the followingGo to Harvard Every comedy writer it seems went to Harvard If you haven t yet gone to Harvard go to the Harvard bookstore buy a sweatshirt and then tell people you went to Harvard Nobody will ask uestionsStick with writing but do it because you love it not because you re going to make a ton or even a few pounds of moneyWork on the Harvard LampoonSleep with someone who works on the Harvard LampoonBe very analytical of what other people think is funny Also learn LatinNever submit unsolicited material

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Ged to succeed in the mysterious unpredictable business of comedy Packed with behind the scenes stories from a typical day in the writers’ room at the Onion to why a sketch does or doesn’t make it onto Saturday Night Live Poking a Dead Frog is a must read for comedy buffs writers and pop culture junkies. An excellent book for aspiring comedy writers as well as fans of classic comedy TV and movies This book has great in depth interviews with some of the greatest comedy writers of all times such as Mel Brooks It also contains interviews with writers that uite frankly I ve never heard of but their showsmovies are legendary including writers for Monty Python SNL Cheers Seinfeld David Letterman etc It also includes valuable career advice from today s popular stand up comedianscomedy writers such as Anthony Jeselnik and Amy Poehler Bottom line If you are an aspiring comedy writer or just a big fan of comedy TVm


10 thoughts on “Poking a Dead Frog

  1. says:

    There is some very good advice for comedy writers in this book most notably that one has to do the followingGo to Harvard Every comedy writer

  2. says:

    Arrrgh I have a lot of frustration about this one and I'm conflicted about how to ratereview it On the one hand it has some extremely valuable insights from some very accomplished writers; the actual verbatim pa

  3. says:

    The wonderful thing about birthday gifts is you end up reading books you never would have picked up on your own

  4. says:

    Eh A lot of gossip and very little writerly advice I became bored halfway through

  5. says:

    Whilst comedy is something that we all enjoy and if you don't I'm afraid we'll never be Bosom Buddies Golden Girls maybe remember how mission

  6. says:

    Loved this book 'Make yourself laugh' and 'you have to love it' are repeated over and over by these writers Inspi

  7. says:

    Want to write humor? Read this book

  8. says:

    An excellent book for aspiring comedy writers as well as fans of classic comedy TV and movies This book has great in depth interviews with some of the greatest comedy writers of all times such as Mel Brooks It also contains interviews with writers that uite frankly I've never heard of but their showsmovies are legendary including writers for Monty Python SNL Cheers Seinfeld David Letterman etc It also includes valuable c

  9. says:

    Even if you aren't an aspiring comedy writer you just might enjoy Poking a Dead Frog There's a lot of material here and you may not click with every interview but at over 400 pages there's plenty here for any comedy fan The interviews are in three different formats a traditional uestion and answer Ultraspecific Comedy Know

  10. says:

    The title of this book refers to the old uotation about how analyzing humour is like dissecting a frog in that the frog dies and nobody laughs Unfortunately the book lives up to that premise in that is neither funny nor very insightful about co