The Art of Stand-up Comedy
- 289 Pages
- 6x9 Paper
- B&W Photos
Available electronic format(s): Kindle, iBook,
If you want to make it in stand-up comedy, this book is a must-read. If you want to write comedy, this book is a must-read. If you simply enjoy comedy, this book is a must-read.
Comic Insights contains fascinating, candid, insightful interviews with today’s top comedians, who discuss at length why and how they do what they do.
George Carlin • Ellen DeGeneres • Rich Jeni
Jay Leno • Richard Lewis • Bill Maher
Paul Reiser • Chris Rock • Roseanne
Jerry Seinfeld • Gary Shandling • Sinbad
George Wallace • Jonathan Winters
And interviews with noted comedy club owners Budd Friedman and Jamie Masada, agent Irving Arthur, and personal manager Buddy Morra, who discuss careers in stand-up.
Comic Insights also contains Frankyn Ajaye’s essential advice and professional tips about the fundamentals of stand-up, studying other comedians, finding your own style, writing your own material, working the live performance, and appearing on television. Crammed with the wisdom of today’s finest talents, in terms of quality, quantity, and timeliness of information, this book is without peer.
“There aren’t enough good books on comedy written by the people who create it; Franklyn’s book helps fill that void. Anyone who has an interest in comedy should own this.”
“Franklyn Ajaye is the Miles Davis of comedy.”
—Keenen Ivory Wayans
“Franklyn Ajaye is himself a great artist in the form, and he asks his fellow comedians just the right questions. Reading these interviews was a pure pleasure!”
—David Milch, writer/producer
“Ajaye has Pryor’s insights, Cosby’s cool!”
—San Francisco Chronicle