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Chicago Comedy
Language: en
Pages: 125
Authors: Margaret Hicks
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-22 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

“An overview of Chicago’s comedic legacy, from its early days . . . to its present day position as a breeding ground for some of comedy’s biggest names” (Gapers Block). Famous for being a city of broad shoulders, Chicago has also developed an international reputation for split sides and slapped
Stand-Up Comedy in Chicago
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Vince Vieceli and Bill Brady
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Ten years after Chicago saw its first full-time comedy club open, the landscape was decidedly different. "Stand-up comedy has exploded in the last couple of years," a club owner told the Chicago Tribune in 1985, "that's the only way to describe it: exploded." It was truly a comedy boom, with
New in Town Chicago
Language: en
Pages: 259
Authors: Vince Vieceli and Bill Brady
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-01 - Publisher: New in Town Chicago

Thinking about moving to Chicago? What should you know about moving to Chicago? How do you get around? How do you find a place to live in Chicago? Where should you go, what should you do, and how do you meet people? Most of the people who live in Chicago
The Everything Guide to Comedy Writing
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Mike Bent
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-08-18 - Publisher: Everything

A guy walks into a bar... With this guide, aspiring comics will learn to navigate the complex world of comedy writing. Discover how to tap into your natural sense of humor through real-life examples and hands-on skill-building exercises. Learn the best ways to come up with ideas and write comedy
Long Form Improvisation and American Comedy
Language: en
Pages: 218
Authors: M. Fotis
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-11 - Publisher: Springer

Long form scenic improv began with the Harold. The comic philosophy of this form started an era of comedy marked by support, trust, and collaboration. This book tells of the Harold, beginning with the development of improv theatre, through the tensions and evolutions that led to its creation at iO,