Show Me the Funny!: At the Writers’ Table with Hollywood’s Top Comedy Writers Paperback – November 2, 2010
by Peter Desberg (Author), Jeffrey Davis (Author)
Enjoy a unique glimpse into the intelligent and quirky inner workings of the comedic mind! Show Me the Funny! presents 28 top comedy screenwriters from the revered figures of television’s “Golden Age” to today’s favorite movie jokesters. Authors Desberg and Davis put an innovative spin on the traditional interview: each writer was given the same loosely structured comedic premise and asked to develop it in any way he or she wanted-no rules, no boundaries, no limits! The result is a hilarious and illuminating look at the comic process.
o Leonard Stern (co-creator of Get Smart) o Sherwood Schwartz (Gilligan’s Island, The Brady Bunch) o Peter Casey (co-creator of The Jeffersons, Cheers, Wings, Frasier) o Phil Rosenthal (co-creator of Everybody Loves Raymond) o Ed Decter (co-writer of There’s Something About Mary) o and many more!
About the Author
Peter Desberg is the author of 16 books. A licensed clinical psychologist who specializes treating stage fright, he has worked with many top stand-up comedians. Peter has been full professor at California State University Dominguez Hills for the past 30 years and has done extensive research on the psychology of humor. He is frequently quoted in national publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, Psychology Today, and Cosmopolitan.
Jeffrey Davis began his career writing jokes for Thicke of the Night. Among his situation comedy credits are Love Boat, Give Me a Break, Different Strokes, and Night Court. He has also written for such shows as America’s Funniest People, America’s Funniest Home Videos, and Bugs Bunny’s 50th Birthday, and has had film projects developed by Bette Midler’s All Girl Productions. He is an associate professor of film and TV writing at Loyola Marymount University.
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Sterling (November 2, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.6 x 1.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds