Mastering Stand-Up

The Complete Guide to Becoming a Successful Comedian

Author: Stephen Rosenfield

Publisher: Chicago Review Press


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 887

Stephen Rosenfield, founder and director of the American Comedy Institute, the premier comedy school in the United States, has taught literally dozens of major standup comics in North America, and has also pioneered comedy as an academic discipline in many universities, a trend that is rapidly spreading. Mastering Stand-Up draws on Rosenfield's own extensive experience (and those of countless stars like Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, Chris Rock, Rodney Dangerfield, Louis C.K., Steve Martin, Roseanne, and Johnny Carson) to show the reader—and would-be comic—what works, what doesn't, and why. Forty sharply written chapters cover every conceivable angle of the joke and how to tell it. There are a number of books on comedy and how to do it, but none has the breadth and authority Rosenfield brings to his theme. It's not for nothing that the New York Times has described him as "probably the best-known comedy teacher in the country." Rosenfield's book is sure to become the classic text on its subject. And it should help thousands who long to make others laugh to realize their fondest hopes.

Stand Up Comedy: Little Known Secrets to Mastering the Art of Comedy

Author: Michael White

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc


Category: Performing Arts


View: 236

In this ebook everything you need to know about: - How to Learn Stand-up Comedy on your own - Learn An English Stand-up Comedy - Learn and Laugh with Stand-up Comedy - Learn Another Stand-up Comedy - Learn Globally Via Stand-up Comedy - and Much More

Not Good Yet

Lessons From The First Six Months and One Hundred Comedy Performances of a Denver Open Mic Comedian

Author: Mark Masters



Category: Humor

Page: 212

View: 692

Not Good Yet is a roller coaster ride of laughs, emotional struggles, and go-to insightful information from an aspiring comedian who attempted the impossible. To get good at comedy in just six months. He gets on stage as much as possible. He organizes comedy shows. He checks out comedy in New York and Los Angeles. He reads, listens and breathes all things comedy. And in the end, (spoiler alert) he fails to get consistently good. But there are glimmers of hope. The lessons he learns along the way will make you laugh, cry, and shake your head. Interviews with a comedy transplant, an open mic veteran of nearly a decade, and a comedy club owner complement his stories of accomplishment and defeat. Mark Masters is even surer now than when he started, that calling himself a comedian is a stretch. In spite of that, he is definitely available to perform at your showcase, work event, or dog’s birthday party. He has performed stand-up comedy in six of the United States, including stage time in New York City and Los Angeles. Which sounds more impressive now than it will after you read this book. You can ask him anything by dropping a note at his website, (like Colorado, where he is based).

Get the Funk Out!

%^&* Happens, What to Do Next!

Author: Janeane Bernstein Ed.D.

Publisher: Post Hill Press


Category: Self-Help

Page: 238

View: 678

You really can Get the Funk Out! When you belly flop into another one of life's funks, learn what to do next! "Finally, a common sense approach to an all too common malady. Ms. Bernstein has assembled the tools to overcome our personal demons in words that are clear and concise. When I find a good book, I usually ‘can’t put it down’ but Get The Funk Out! demands time to absorb the inspirational stories and ponder the question of how faith can be so strong."—Gary Pihl, former guitarist for Sammy Hagar and current member of the band Boston "I love this book! A radically transparent look that teaches us to face life's hard knocks—instead of running away—and heal from the gifts that emerge from them. This is a bedside keeper to remind you that grass grows through concrete." —Bryan E. Robinson, Ph.D., Psychotherapist and Author of #Chill: Turn Off Your Job and Turn On Your Life "The power of self-esteem is on full display in Get the Funk Out!. Janeane Bernstein pulls together an unlikely cast to write a prescription for dealing with life’s large and small challenges. Finding joy on the journey is possible, no matter how rocky the road." —Richard M. Cohen, Author of Blindsided and Strong at the Broken Places

The Happy Traveler

Unpacking the Secrets of Better Vacations

Author: Jaime L. Kurtz

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 830

Travel is one of the most sought-after experiences in life. It has the singular ability to capture our imaginations, serving as a canvas onto which we project our deepest desires and needs: escape, relaxation, transcendence, interpersonal connection, cultural education, and more. Few things hold such a privileged place, yet until now, there has been no instruction manual for how to make the most of travelling, be it to an exotic country or to the local beach. In The Happy Traveler: Unpacking the Secrets of Better Vacations, psychology professor Jaime Kurtz applies the large and ever-growing body of research on happiness and decision-making to enhance the experience of travel. An avid explorer, study abroad instructor, teacher, and happiness researcher, Dr. Kurtz shows how anyone who has a vacation in his or her future can create the most meaningful, fulfilling, and joyful experiences possible. When the price of travel is daunting, getting the most "bang for your buck," both financially and emotionally, is essential to an ideal travel experience. With a sense of humor and adventure, Dr. Kurtz provides guidance on how to craft your perfect trip, boost your excitement before your trip even begins, and actively immerse yourself in a new culture while unplugging from your technological ties to home. She also explains how to best cherish and share travel moments, how to ease back into your daily life upon returning, and how to carry the secrets of happy travel into every day. This is a must-have guide if you are looking to make the most of your precious vacation days.

Basics of Stand-up Training

Training Basics

Author: Tora Estep

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 16

View: 180

Learning doesn't just happen because information is poured into people's ears, especially not when the learners are adults. So there are a lot of things to think about and do to train effectively. This Infoline helps the trainer get through the process in a way that is manageable and easy to follow.

Mastering the Art of Oral Presentations

Winning Orals, Speeches, and Stand-Up Presentations

Author: John P. Stewart

Publisher: Wiley


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 717

Proven techniques to win over any audience and make any sale Mastering the Art of Oral Presentations is your expert guide to delivering memorable and effective speeches and presentations. Whether selling a product, offering a service, or bidding for a contract, your oral presentation skills can often determine success or failure. This invaluable resource delivers real-world advice and proven strategies to elevate your game and close the deal. Comprehensive coverage of preparation procedures, delivery techniques, and presentation strategies provide you with the tools and knowledge to motivate and persuade your audience. Emphasizing real-world versatility, this unique book delivers methods equally effective to both individual and team presentations. Drawing from decades of experience, authors John Parker Stewart and Don Fulop offer keen insight into the process of winning over an audience. From topics ranging from rhetorical devices and visual cues to body language and stage presence, this expert guide will help convey a take-home message that resonates and endures long after your presentation has concluded. A must-have resource for government contractors, sales and marketing professionals, and anyone seeking to raise the level of their oral presentation skills, this book will help you: Develop winning approaches to oral presentations regardless of experience or skill level Build the confidence to present your ideas to individuals, teams, and large audiences Incorporate your personal and professional lives into your communication strategies Create and deliver messages that will win the hearts and minds of any audience Mastering the Art of Oral Presentations: Winning Orals, Speeches, and Stand-Up Presentations is an indispensable tool for those who speak to influence, to promote, and to sell—aiding you in making positive and lasting impressions on potential customers, team members, and decision makers.

The Complete Guide to Stand-Up

Everything You Need to Know, from Open-Mics to Going Pro!

Author: Greg Wilson




Page: 88

View: 386

"I never thought that you can teach comedy, boy was I WRONG. I learned so much, IT BLEW ME AWAY." - John M. That's just one of the HUNDREDS of glowing reviews for "Mastering Stand-up," the workshop on which this book is based. The Complete Guide to Stand-up literally answers every question you have ever had about stand-up and a ton you haven't even thought of yet. It gives you a complete strategy for putting your thoughts together, turning them into material and building a career on the stage. The dynamics and secrets revealed in this book have simply never been revealed before. This book is the difference between someone who TRIES stand-up and someone who BECOMES A COMEDIAN.

Rise Up, Recount Love

Author: Becky Spell

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 181

"The morning rises to engulf my world revealing the majestic beauty with beams of infinite warmth. So is my love for you." "And when the dusk hours approach and the evening sun dims with a heavenly glow, I will hold you close for you are my Forever Love." These words, penned by Tim, share a glimpse of the love shared between Tim and Becky. Author Becky Spell share's her real life stories and adventures and her revelations of Love being the foundations of nearly everything in life in "Rise Up, Recount Love". Become engulfed in the laughter, joy, tears, sadness, but most of all, the true meaning of Love in this inspiring work. You will find yourself inspired to live, laugh, and love with all that you are. Learn more about the ministry or contact us at: Tim's Gift Inc. 108 Northeast Blvd. Clinton, N.C. 28328 [email protected] Tim's Gift Clinton on Facebook

Mastering the Marquess

Author: Vanessa Kelly

Publisher: Zebra Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 168

Since the loss of her parents, Meredith Burnley has contented herself with a solitary life looking after her half-sister, Annabel. But Meredith's peace is shattered when her uncle schemes to marry her off to his son in order to gain her inheritance. Desperate, Meredith has only one choice: to flee with Annabel to their estranged grandparents' home. But their arrival soon reignites a family scandal--and kindles unexpected romance... Happily reunited with the girls, Annabel's grandmother resolves to convince her nephew, Stephen Mallory, the Marquess of Silverton, to abandon his rakish lifestyle and wed Annabel. Stephen is clearly captivated--but with the wrong sister! Determined to make Meredith his own, Stephen embarks on a seduction that will leave her with no choice but to surrender to his touch...