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Poking a dead frog : conversations with today's top comedy writers, Mike Sacks

Label
Poking a dead frog : conversations with today's top comedy writers
Title
Poking a dead frog
Title remainder
conversations with today's top comedy writers
Statement of responsibility
Mike Sacks
Title variation
Poking a dead frog
Title variation remainder
conversations with todays top comedy writers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Amy Poehler, Mel Brooks, Adam McKay, George Saunders, Bill Hader, Patton Oswalt, and many more take us deep inside the mysterious world of comedy in this fascinating, laugh-out-loud-funny book. Packed with behind-the-scenes stories, from a day in the writers room at The Onion to why a sketch does or doesnt make it onto Saturday Night Live to how the BBC nearly erased the entire first season of Monty Pythons Flying Circus? Poking a Dead Frog is a must-read for comedy buffs, writers and pop culture junkies alike
Summary
Offers a behind-the-scenes look at the world of comedy, with contributions from such noted writers as Mel Brooks, Carol Kolb, George Saunders, Amy Poehler, and James Downey, along with advice and tips for succeeding in the industry
Tone
Writing style
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10325021
Cataloging source
DLC
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Sacks, Mike
Dewey number
  • 792.702/8092
  • 808.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1969.C65
LC item number
S23 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Stand-up comedy
  • Comedians
  • Comedians
  • HUMOR / Form / Anecdotes
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Comedy
Target audience
adult
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conversations with today's top comedy writers
Label
Poking a dead frog : conversations with today's top comedy writers, Mike Sacks
Instantiates
Publication
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Interview / James Downey -- Ultraspecific Comedic Knowledge: Writing for Monty Python / Terry Jones -- Pure, Hard-Core Advice / Diablo Cody -- Interview / Mike Schur -- Ultraspecific Comedic Knowledge: Writing a Submission Packet for Late-Night TV / Todd Levin -- Pure, Hard-Core Advice / Andres Du Bouchet -- Interview / Henry Beard -- Ultraspecific Comedic Knowledge: Getting the Details Right / James L. Brooks -- Pure, Hard-Core Advice / Megan Amram -- Interview / Peg Lynch -- Ultraspecific Comedic Knowledge: Writing for Seinfeld / Peter Mehlman -- Pure, Hard-Core Advice / Paul F. Tompkins -- Interview / Adam Mckay -- Ultraspecific Comedic Knowledge: Two Hundred Essential Movies Every Comedy Writer Should See / Bill Hader -- Pure, Hard-Core Advice / Scott Jacobson -- Interview / Bruce Jay Friedman -- Ultraspecific Comedic Knowledge: Writing Jokes for Awards Shows / Bruce Vilanch -- Pure, Hard-Core Advice / Kay Cannon -- Interview / Carol Kolb --
  • Contents note continued: Ultraspecific Comedic Knowledge: Choosing Headlines at The Onion / Will Tracy -- Pure, Hard-Core Advice / Gabe Delahaye -- Interview / Glen Charles -- Ultraspecific Comedic Knowledge: Finding an Agent for a TV-Writing Job / Joel Begleiter -- Pure, Hard-Core Advice / Marc Maron -- Interview / George Saunders -- Ultraspecific Comedic Knowledge: Finding a Literary Agent for Your Humor Book / Byrd Leavell -- Pure, Hard-Core Advice / Dave Hill -- Interview / Tom Scharpling -- Ultraspecific Comedic Knowledge: Writing for Radio / Bob Elliott -- Pure, Hard-Core Advice / Amy Poehler -- Interview / Roz Chast -- Ultraspecific Comedic Knowledge: How to Be Funny as a Journalist / Henry Alford -- Pure, Hard-Core Advice / Patton Oswalt -- Interview / Daniel Clowes -- Ultraspecific Comedic Knowledge: Writing Humor for Children / Daniel Handler -- Pure, Hard-Core Advice / Anthony Jeselnik -- Interview / Adam Resnick --
  • Contents note continued: Ultraspecific Comedic Knowledge: Writing a TV-Series Bible / Paul Feig -- Pure, Hard-Core Advice / Stephen Merchant -- Interview / Dan Guterman -- Ultraspecific Comedic Knowledge: Working as a Hollywood Script Doctor / Alan Spencer -- Pure, Hard-Core Advice / Mike Dicenzo -- Interview / Mel Brooks -- The End: What Laughter Looks Like / Edward Jessen
Control code
20262577
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 453 pages
Isbn
9780143123781
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2014005646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Poking a dead frog : conversations with today's top comedy writers, Mike Sacks
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Interview / James Downey -- Ultraspecific Comedic Knowledge: Writing for Monty Python / Terry Jones -- Pure, Hard-Core Advice / Diablo Cody -- Interview / Mike Schur -- Ultraspecific Comedic Knowledge: Writing a Submission Packet for Late-Night TV / Todd Levin -- Pure, Hard-Core Advice / Andres Du Bouchet -- Interview / Henry Beard -- Ultraspecific Comedic Knowledge: Getting the Details Right / James L. Brooks -- Pure, Hard-Core Advice / Megan Amram -- Interview / Peg Lynch -- Ultraspecific Comedic Knowledge: Writing for Seinfeld / Peter Mehlman -- Pure, Hard-Core Advice / Paul F. Tompkins -- Interview / Adam Mckay -- Ultraspecific Comedic Knowledge: Two Hundred Essential Movies Every Comedy Writer Should See / Bill Hader -- Pure, Hard-Core Advice / Scott Jacobson -- Interview / Bruce Jay Friedman -- Ultraspecific Comedic Knowledge: Writing Jokes for Awards Shows / Bruce Vilanch -- Pure, Hard-Core Advice / Kay Cannon -- Interview / Carol Kolb --
  • Contents note continued: Ultraspecific Comedic Knowledge: Choosing Headlines at The Onion / Will Tracy -- Pure, Hard-Core Advice / Gabe Delahaye -- Interview / Glen Charles -- Ultraspecific Comedic Knowledge: Finding an Agent for a TV-Writing Job / Joel Begleiter -- Pure, Hard-Core Advice / Marc Maron -- Interview / George Saunders -- Ultraspecific Comedic Knowledge: Finding a Literary Agent for Your Humor Book / Byrd Leavell -- Pure, Hard-Core Advice / Dave Hill -- Interview / Tom Scharpling -- Ultraspecific Comedic Knowledge: Writing for Radio / Bob Elliott -- Pure, Hard-Core Advice / Amy Poehler -- Interview / Roz Chast -- Ultraspecific Comedic Knowledge: How to Be Funny as a Journalist / Henry Alford -- Pure, Hard-Core Advice / Patton Oswalt -- Interview / Daniel Clowes -- Ultraspecific Comedic Knowledge: Writing Humor for Children / Daniel Handler -- Pure, Hard-Core Advice / Anthony Jeselnik -- Interview / Adam Resnick --
  • Contents note continued: Ultraspecific Comedic Knowledge: Writing a TV-Series Bible / Paul Feig -- Pure, Hard-Core Advice / Stephen Merchant -- Interview / Dan Guterman -- Ultraspecific Comedic Knowledge: Working as a Hollywood Script Doctor / Alan Spencer -- Pure, Hard-Core Advice / Mike Dicenzo -- Interview / Mel Brooks -- The End: What Laughter Looks Like / Edward Jessen
Control code
20262577
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 453 pages
Isbn
9780143123781
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2014005646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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