And here's the kicker: conversations with 21 top humor writers on their craft

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Writer's Digest Books,
Pub. Date:
c2009.
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English
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"Did you hear the one about..."

Every great joke has a punch line, and every great humor writer has an arsenal of experiences, anecdotes, and obsessions that were the inspiration for that humor. In fact, those who make a career out of entertaining strangers with words are a notoriously intelligent and quirky lot. And boy, do they have some stories.

In this entertaining and inspirational book, you'll hear from 21 top humor writers as they discuss the comedy-writing process, their influences, their likes and dislikes, and their experiences in the industry. You'll also learn some less useful but equally amusing things, such as:

  • How screenwriter Buck Henry came up with the famous "plastics" line for "The Graduate."
  • How many times the cops were called on co-writers Sacha Baron Cohen and Dan Mazer during the shooting of "Borat."
  • What David Sedaris thinks of his critics.
  • What creator Paul Feig thinks would have happened to the "Freaks and Geeks" crew if the show had had another season.
  • What Jack Handey considers his favorite "Deep Thoughts."
  • How Todd Hanson and the staff of The Onion managed to face the aftermath of 9/11 with the perfect dose of humor.
  • How Stephen Merchant and Ricky Gervais created the original version of "The Office."
  • What it's really like in the writers' room at SNL.
Funny and informative, And Here's the Kicker is a must-have resource?whether you're an aspiring humor writer, a fan of the genre, or someone who just likes to laugh.

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9781582975054
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subject_facet Comedy -- Authorship, Humorists, American -- Interviews, Wit and humor -- Authorship
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