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How to Write Comedy

The Danny Simon Notes
A non fiction book by

"Everything I learned about comedy writing I learned from Danny Simon." - - Woody Allen.

Neil Simon, Danny's younger brother, and Woody Allen both credit Danny for teaching them to write comedy. Not a bad recommendation.

Danny Simon made his bones in the golden age of TV, on shows like Make Room for Daddy and Sid Caesar's Show of Shows.

Then he taught a legendary comedy writing class in L.A. for many years. A young writer named James Scott Bell took the course, and copious notes. These notes have never before been published. Bell is revealing these comedy secrets now for the first time.

This booklet (4500 words) also includes an analysis of a legendary comedy show that Danny Simon had his students study. If you are serious about comedy . . . or if you just want to put more humor in your writing, this booklet will give you the tools.

"I loved this booklet! So many great points. Terrific examples too. When I teach comedy, it is so challenging to really outline how to write a joke, all the setup that is involved, all the word play, all the reversals and the word choices. This is so well articulated. I will definitely reference it and promote it when I teach!" - Rene Gutteridge, author of Escapement and Never the Bride

James Scott Bell is one of the #1 bestselling writing coach of Plot & Structure and The Art of War for Writers. He is an award winning thriller author and seminar teacher.

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June 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: How to Write Comedy: The Danny Simon Notes (Short Subjects With Big Impact)
Author(s): James Scott Bell
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