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How to Be a Working Comic: An Insider's Guide to a Career in Stand-Up Comedy-Dave Schwensen

  • Title: How to Be a Working Comic: An Insider's Guide to a Career in Stand-Up Comedy
  • Author: Dave Schwensen
  • Released: 1998-09-01
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  • Pages: 176
  • ISBN: 0823088146
  • ISBN13: 978-0823088140
  • ASIN: 0823088146

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From Library Journal Schwensen, former talent coordinator for A&E's An Evening at the Improv, reminds us that comedy is a business and provides specific and useful advice on basic issues such as headshots, resumes, and agents. While Schwensen sensibly advises novices to be original and to work steadily at stage time, Jay Sankey's Zen and the Art of Stand-Up Comedy (LJ 5/1/98) offers much more on the craft of performance. Nearly half of this book is devoted to brief interviews with 12 top comedians (e.g., Drew Carey, Rhonda Shear, and Rene Hicks). While Jeff Dunham observes that "comedy has taken such a nose-dive," Schwensen does not otherwise acknowledge that comedians face a shrinking stand-up industry. For strong performing arts collections.?Norman Oder, "Library Journal"
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author Dave Schwensen is the owner of Dave Schwensen Entertainment, where he books talent for clubs, colleges, corporate shows, concerts, theaters, and special events. A teacher of comedy workshops, he live in Vermilion, Ohio. pdf
 
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