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The Comedy Sketch Writers' Handbook

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherComedy People Ltd
Number of pages70
Publication statusPublished - 2003


This is a practical guide to writing and editing short-form, broken comedy, using a selection of creative formulae designed to get practitioners writing quickly and effectively. As new technologies drive the increasing demand for fast-turnaround, high impact material, this book assists new and experienced writers in generating new scripts and ideas in an oft-pressured environment. Based on the author's own experience of creating original material for tv and radio commercials, cross-platform TV promotions and live cabaret and theatre shows, the handbook will kickstart and enhance the production of creative output.


Andrew Barclary, The Comedy Sketch Writers' Handbook (London: Comedy People Ltd, 2003)

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