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As a student of Tim's and having read this book I find it an invaluable source of information on comedy and the structure of jokes. It covers principles, gag categories, sitcom writing, designing ongoing characters, episode writing, humor and story and selling a sitcom. My copy is well-worn and highlighted as I love it to bits! Feb 18, James Loftus rated it it was amazing. I've been to comedy bootcamp with Tim Ferguson. After doing his comedy bootcamp where you get out of bed at 4am, do 50 jokes whilst rubbing the sleep out of your eyes and having, FERGUSON, that bastard, in your face telling you to be funnier and telling you you've got twenty more jokes to do before practising comedic routines whilst holding a rifle above your head and in your underpants.
Tim, you're a sick bastard Tim's principle is easy, Be Funny or Die. The audience hates you and you must attempt to kill them with stomach splitting jokes.
At the end of the course we had the right to call ourselves not commandos but comedic-os, tougher, funnier, don't mess with us, we'll tell a joke which will explode your insides. In all honesty, Tim's Cheeky Monkey is one of those well-written, thought provoking books you'll read and then read again understanding the psychology of comedy and its history.
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I've been an admirer of Tim and his work since I was young, and his books haven't disappointed. After reading this, I was lucky enough to have been able to taken part in a Comedy Writing Masterclass with Tim and constantly find myself referring to his advice, tips and tricks of the trade in my own writing. Convert currency. Add to Basket.
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New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since Seller Inventory GZ More information about this seller Contact this seller. UK ed. Language: English. Brand new Book. From one of Australia's most successful comedians comes The Cheeky Monkey, a practitioner's guide to the art of comedy writing.
Both insightful and practical, The Cheeky Monkey explains the principles of sitcom writing and guides the reader in how to apply them. Seeded with exercises to aid the developing comedy writer, this book will help you to: Write jokes Create funny stories Build comic characters Develop a sitcom Sell your sitcom to producers and TV networks. Many of the techniques can also be applied to film, stage, stand up or indeed any form of comedy.
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