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The Cheeky Monkey : Writing Narrative Comedy - Tim Ferguson

The Cheeky Monkey

Writing Narrative Comedy

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Published: 1st April 2010
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The Cheeky Monkey is written by one of Australia's most accomplished performers and writers of comedy. The book is an analytical study and practitioner's guide to the art and provides useful exercises to aid developing writers' comedy-writing skills. It explores the seven distinct principles that have evolved for sitcom and takes the reader through each stage and how to apply it to their own writing.

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A must read for comedians (performers and writers)

5

This is such a great book. For performers it gives you the tools to analyse other comedians work, as well as help you construct your own.

Australia

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Best comedy book around.

5

Whether you want to write stand up material or a full blown comedy movie script this book is what you're looking for

Sydney Australia

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Book is amazing! Booktopia is Speedy and reliable!

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Bathurst NSW

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This is a must read for writers of TV comedy.

5

Tim Ferguson provides a comprehensive and informative guide to approaching TV comedy writing and in doing so, has written a funny and easy-to-read book. It covers the fundamentals of comedy with examples, as well as the business side of getting your project out there - pitching and show bible. If you're going to read anything about writing comedy for TV, make sure it's The Cheeky Monkey.

NSW

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For those interested in comedy this book is a must have!

5

I had searched for information on comedy from a writers point of view and found the information on the internet to be very selective and sporadic. I was more then happy to discover the best book on comedy, the new comedy bible "The Cheeky Monkey" was written by one the the Doug Anthony All Stars! Tim Ferguson. It's comprehensive and provides great examples of the multitude of comedic devices used by writers and performers.

Brisbane, AU

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Don't attempt to write comedy until you read this

5

If you want to write comedy, read this. This book is written by one of the greatest theorist and actual comedians around. A charming book written by one of the best.

Melbourne

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An excellent resource for Comedy Writing

5

I write thriller novels and was looking for something that outlined the principles behind writing narrative comedy and this was just what I needed. Well constructed, excellent examples and comprehensive. Tim has deconstructed what to most of us is a skill that is more inherited than learned, and he has shown that it is possible to learn to write humour. I would compare the nature of this book to a magician giving away his secrets. I particularly enjoyed the character analysis, which is not dissimilar to writing drama, as Tim points out, and I also gained a great deal from the different styles of comic writing. Now the challenge is writing something funny. Thinking, thinking... give me a few more minutes I need to check Tim's book again.

Brisbane, AU

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The Cheeky Monkey

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In Good Company; Hunting and Gathering; Blueprinting; Cooking up a Show; Painting the Town; Getting the Lead; Dollars and Sense; Step Right Up!; Setting up House; Moving Out and Moving On; Index.

ISBN: 9780868198613
ISBN-10: 0868198617
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st April 2010
Publisher: Currency Press Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.0  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.33