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 * "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 * "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 *. Logan Murray is a comedian and Edi-nominated director. His 'Stand Up and Deliver' courses have taught the art of comedy to over 700 participants, many of whom have gone on to win awards.. Logan Murray has successfully taught the techniques of stand-up comedy to thousands, and in this book he distills his years of experience into the essential skills for a great and enjoyable performance. He will help you find your own creative streak and your funny side, build the confidence to deliver, and explain the finer details of stagecraft, from dealing with hecklers to coping with props. There is a full guide to the practicalities, from finding gigs to securing an agent, with plenty of valuable hints, tips and advice. Drawing on Logan's years of teaching and his own successful stand-up career, 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. Be a Great Stand-up includes: Part one - Theory Chapter 1: Where do jokes come from? Chapter 2: Building a joke Chapter 3: Comedy ground rules Chapter 4: What sort of comic are you? Part two - Practical sessions Chapter 5: Unlocking your creativity Chapter 6: Emotional exaggeration Chapter 7: Creating material Chapter 8: Stagecraft Chapter 9: Microphone technique Chapter 10: Hecklers and crowd control Chapter 11: What other comics think Chapter 12: Business Chapter 13: Your first gig Chapter 14: The future ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
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I like it. The first comedy book I bought was "The Comic Toolbox" by John Vorhaus. I really liked it as it helped me to start writing some surreal blogs. However, it's not best suited for 5 minute, open mic stand up. This book, on the other hand, is very well suited. I'm very new to stand up so I'm finding this book very helpful. The book basically has a lot of games / writing exercises in it, alongside some comedy theory. The exercises get you to start thinking about comedic ideas in many different ways, for example, taking a positive statement and tagging onto it a negative statement etc. My advice is, just read through the whole book first and highlight the interesting points (and there is a lot). I ignored the games / writing exercises at first and just absorbed the knowledge. Now that I am creating a new 5 minute set, I'm playing with the exercises. For me, it's making the exercises more relevant and interactive. Everyone is different, but this way works for me. I was contemplating buying Steve Martin's online comedy course for £70, but to be honest, this book has all you need to know. There's a lot of good information in it and it's much cheaper. I've decided to use this as my main book for stand up, and if i'm still lacking in knowledge, then maybe I'll try elsewhere. This book will keep you going for a long time. I'm very happy with my purchase. Ashley
I'd recommend the Kindle Version as it's good to have in ... Logan Murray is a master of teaching comedy from zero to hero. I've also attended his writing workshops and the depth of his knowledge is summarised in this book. The focus on the teaching is allowing 'play' to generate ideas and material, but the book contains so much more. Having gigged with other 'Loganites' (as we're known apparently) it's clear his ideas work as they have all been unique yet talented performers with original material. If you can't attend a workshop leading to a showcase, start here and then find an Open Mic to practice. I'd recommend the Kindle Version as it's good to have in your pocket for when you get a spare 5 mins and feel the need to do something creative.
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