The Hidden Tools of Comedy

The Hidden Tools of Comedy : The Serious Business of Being Funny

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A paradigm shift in understanding the mechanics and art of comedy, providing practical tools that help writers translate that understanding into successful, commercial scripts. Kaplan deconstructs secrets and techniques in popular films and TV that work and don't work, and explains what tools were used (or should have been used!).show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 430.91g
  • Michael Wiese Productions
  • Seattle, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1615931406
  • 9781615931408
  • 18,777

About Steve Kaplan

For more than a decade, Steve Kaplan has been the industry's most sought-after expert on comedy writing and production. In addition to having taught at UCLA, NYU, Yale, and other top universities, Kaplan created the HBO Workspace, the HBO New Writers Program, and was co-founder and Artistic Director of Manhattan's Punch Line Theatre. He has served as a consultant to such companies as DreamWorks, Disney, Aardman Animation, HBO, and has worked with producers and production companies in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, London, Ireland, and more