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Hitting Your Funny Bone

Writing Stand-Up Comedy, and Other Things That Make You Swear
Narrated by: Geoffrey Neill
Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
Categories: Comedy, Stand-Up & Live
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This step-by-step comedy writer's guide is for the budding stand-up comedian to develop fresh original material and craft it into great performance. Become clear on what your comedy special powers are. Edit and secretly test your material. Craft your set into a streamlined performance, and become a better comic out of the gate! Now you can get rid of your writer's block!

How can your elbow's anatomy can help you grow your funny?

Learn to write to your own sense of humor, perform, and assess yourself. Now you have an edge in entering the comedy world! Hitting Your Funny Bone was created to get you over mimicking others and lead you to hilarity. It's about finding your own unique humor, and making it a whole lot bigger! If you don't have a lot of time, that's okay! This book gives you exercises at the end of each chapter that are easy and you can accomplish at your own pace. A novice will get over seven minutes of edited, vetted, hilarious material in six weeks.

©2015 Geoffrey Neill (P)2015 Geoffrey Neill

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Loved it

Really technical but heartfelt at the same time. Great fun, very personable, heaps of great metaphors.

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Utter rubbish by an out of touch unfunny guy.

It was discounted for a reason. Even his voice is awful! Self praise isnt a form of recommendation. Give it a miss.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-02-2018

very beginner stuff

this is like, the basics, like, real basics, i.e. why its important to memorize, edit. have punchlines. etc.
get this if you dont know how to physically write out your material

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  • Local Man From Local City
  • 07-08-2018

Find what's funny about YOU

I really enjoyed this audiobook. I'm on my second listen and I'm picking up a lot. It's super long, but full of 100% real world tips and practices that will help you get out there. I have done 2 open mics since reading this book and have found stage confidence I didn't know I had. I recommend this to anyone starting out in comedy. It's the best audiobook on stand-up out there right now.

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  • EHMnicke
  • 17-10-2018

Good book

Very informative the narrator got quiet a few times but still worth a read. Just don't work with power tools when you do.

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  • Nikita
  • 04-11-2017

A very natural approach

This books provides a very natural approach to attain a mode(funny) that brings the best out of you.

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  • David
  • 01-04-2017

Don't crap yourself on stage, read on the toilet!

What at a thoufhful, and helpful guide; particularly if you've been afraid to use a public toilet. Get prepared, bring a sanitized wipe or two, invest in wet one's and fabreeze. After you've read this book people will have no idea your poo stinks like the rest of us. Enjoy!

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  • Layton Park
  • 11-06-2020

Good 2 Kmow

I found this book informative, easy to follow and full of good ideas. I am a story teller who would like to do more stand up and have taken a couple courses and read considerably and although there was not a lot of new secret information his advice was solid and memorable. Thanks.

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  • Jonathan T. Schmidt
  • 09-02-2020

One of the best of the 6 books on stand up

I have recently listened to 6 books on stand up. while this book may not be as detailed as some of the others it gets straight to what matters and doesn't waste your time. All of the books have been good in their own way. This one may be the best to listen to first. If you want to go further then consider some of the other books. non of them are completely redundant.

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  • Armond
  • 16-10-2019

Audio levels

The only problem is technical. The audio level dips and raises. This isn’t to say it ruined the experience, but just so that it’s on the radar for the next book! :-)

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  • daniel
  • 08-10-2019

outstanding

I have been looking for this book for years. I did not know it existed but I knew someone had encapsulated the wisdom that I was searching for. thanks for all the hard work Geoffrey Neill I don't know why you spell your name like an 18th century psychopath but you've been great!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-06-2019

Great Tips!!!

Geoffrey Neill shared priceless information for anyone who wants or needs to learn more about the craft of writing and performing stand-up comedy. Thank You Geoffrey!!!