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The Resource Getting the joke : the inner workings of stand-up comedy, Oliver Double

Getting the joke : the inner workings of stand-up comedy, Oliver Double

Label
Getting the joke : the inner workings of stand-up comedy
Title
Getting the joke
Title remainder
the inner workings of stand-up comedy
Statement of responsibility
Oliver Double
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'This is the kind of book that troubles grey-suited committees of academic peers. It's too enjoyable. But that, given its subject, is just what it ought to be, and it treats that subject seriously ... There isn't a dull page anywhere in the book.' Professor Peter Thomson, Studies in Theatre and Performance Comedy is changing: stand-up comedians routinely sell out stadia, their audience-figures swollen by panel-show appearances and much-followed Twitter feeds. Meanwhile, the smaller clubs are filling up, with audiences as well as aspirants. How can we make sense of it all? This new edition of Getting the Joke gives an insider's look at the spectrum of modern comedy, re-examining the world of stand-up in the internet age. Drawing on his acclaimed first edition, Oliver Double focuses in greater detail on the US scene and its comedians (such as David Cross, Sarah Silverman, Louis CK, Demetri Martin and Margaret Cho); the 'DIY' comedy circuit and its celebrated apostles and visionaries, from Josie Long to Stewart Lee; the growing importance of the solo stand-up show; the role played by Twitter (including an interview with the organiser of the world's first comedy gig on Twitter), and the driving force that is the TV guest slot, be it on Mock the Week or Live at the Apollo. With expanded sections on joke construction, as well as ways to challenge the audience, and a host of new and updated exercises to guide the aspiring comedian, this new edition of Getting the Joke is the only book to combine the history of stand-up comedy with an analysis of the elements and methods that go into its creation. Featuring a range of interviews with working comedians from circuit veterans to new kids on the block combined with the author's vast experience, this is a must read for any aspiring stand-up comedian
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Double, Oliver
Dewey number
792.23
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2071.C57
LC item number
D68 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Improvisation (Acting)
  • Stand-up comedy
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Improvisation (Acting)
  • Stand-up comedy
  • Performing Arts
Label
Getting the joke : the inner workings of stand-up comedy, Oliver Double
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • FC; Half title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Foreword; 1 Born not made; 2 What's the definition of stand-up comedy?; 3 Stand-up USA; 4 Stand-up UK; 5 What's new in stand-up?; 6 Stand-up on stage; 7 The outer limits of stand-up; 8 Affection; 9 The personality spectrum; 10 Onstage, offstage; 11 Truth; 12 Working the audience; 13 Sharing; 14 References; 15 Insiders and outsiders; 16 Licence; 17 Politics; 18 Recorded live; 19 The present tense; 20 Conversation; 21 Improvisation; 22 Timing; 23 Delivery; 24 Instant character; 25 Magic; 26 Material; 27 Performance; 28 Why bother?
  • Appendix: Exercises for teaching stand-up comedyGlossary of comedians; Bibliography
Control code
868919484
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
1 online resource (531 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306727983
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
604049
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868919484
Label
Getting the joke : the inner workings of stand-up comedy, Oliver Double
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • FC; Half title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Foreword; 1 Born not made; 2 What's the definition of stand-up comedy?; 3 Stand-up USA; 4 Stand-up UK; 5 What's new in stand-up?; 6 Stand-up on stage; 7 The outer limits of stand-up; 8 Affection; 9 The personality spectrum; 10 Onstage, offstage; 11 Truth; 12 Working the audience; 13 Sharing; 14 References; 15 Insiders and outsiders; 16 Licence; 17 Politics; 18 Recorded live; 19 The present tense; 20 Conversation; 21 Improvisation; 22 Timing; 23 Delivery; 24 Instant character; 25 Magic; 26 Material; 27 Performance; 28 Why bother?
  • Appendix: Exercises for teaching stand-up comedyGlossary of comedians; Bibliography
Control code
868919484
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
1 online resource (531 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306727983
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
604049
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868919484

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