The Comedy Sketch Writers' Handbook

Andrew Parker

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


  • sketch comedy, broken comedy, short-form comedy


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