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What Are You Laughing At

Author : Dan O'Shannon
ISBN : 9781441162939
Genre : Social Science
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This book presents a comprehensive guide to all the variables that can come into play when we come into contact with comedy.

What Are You Laughing At

Author : Dan O'Shannon
ISBN : 9781441114952
Genre : Social Science
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If you're looking for a book that will teach you how to write comedy,� we suggest you keep moving. You still have time to pick up a copy of Writing Big Yucks for Big Bucks before the store closes. However, if you want to understand the bigger picture -- what is comedy, why do we respond to it the way we do -- then you've come to the right place. What Are You Laughing At? presents an entirely new approach to comedy theory. It challenges long-held beliefs and shows how the three main theories of comedy (incongruity, superiority, and relief) are not in conflict; but rather, work as parts of a larger model. There are many examples pulled from the author's own experiences, writing for shows such as Cheers, Frasier, and Modern Family. By the end, you'll have an understanding of just what happens when man meets comedy. It will change the way you hear laughter.

Should You Be Laughing At This

Author : Hugleikur Dagsson
ISBN : 9780141928531
Genre : Humor
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Hugleikur Dagsson is from Iceland. During the winter in Iceland there are only three hours of daylight. During the summer in Iceland there is no darkness. Iceland’s national drink is called ‘Black Death’. Iceland's national dish is putrefied shark meat. In Iceland this book is a cult-bestseller. The questions you should ask yourself is:Should you be laughing at this?

What Are You Laughing At

Author : Brad Schreiber
ISBN : 9781621536017
Genre : Performing Arts
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“People have forgotten how to be funny,” says Chris Vogler in his foreword to What Are You Laughing at? Luckily, experienced and award-winning humor writer Brad Schreiber is here to remind us all how it’s done. If laughter is the best medicine, be prepared to feel fit as a fiddle after perusing these pages. Brad’s clever wit and well-timed punch lines are sure to leave you grasping your sides, while his wise advice will ensure that you’re able to follow in his comedic footsteps. With more than seventy excerpts from such expert prose and screenwriters as Woody Allen, Steve Martin, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr., as well as unique writing exercises for all situations, this comprehensive tutorial will teach you how to write humor prose for any literary form, including screenwriting, story writing, theater, television, and audio/radio. Additionally, readers are given sage advice on different tactics for writing comedic fiction versus comedic nonfiction. Some of the topics discussed include: Life experience versus imagination How to use humor to develop theme/setting, character, and dialogue Rhythm and sound of words Vulgarity and bad taste How to market your humor prose in the digital market Thoroughly revised and updated, and with new information on writing short, humorous films, What Are You Laughing at? is your endless source to learning the art of comedy.

Laughing At My Nightmare

Author : Shane Burcaw
ISBN : 9781626720077
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"With acerbic wit & a hilarious voice, Shane Burcaw's YA memoir describes the challenges he faces as a 20-year-old with muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to trying to finding a girlfriend and everything in between"--


Author : Scott Weems
ISBN : 9780465080809
Genre : Psychology
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An entertaining tour of the science of humor and laughter Humor, like pornography, is famously difficult to define. We know it when we see it, but is there any way to figure out what we really find funny? In this fascinating investigation into the science of humor and laughter, neuroscientist Scott Weems uncovers what's happening in our heads when we giggle, guffaw, or double over with laughter. Beginning with the premise that humor arises from inner conflict in the brain, Weems explores such issues as why surprise is so important for humor, why computers are terrible at recognizing what's funny, and why cringe-worthy stereotypes make us laugh the hardest. From the role of insult jokes to the benefit of laughing for our immune system responses, Ha! reveals why humor is so idiosyncratic, and why how-to books alone will never help us become funnier people. Packed with the latest research, amusing anecdotes (and even a few jokes), Ha! is a delightful tour of why humor is so important to our daily lives.

Please Stop Laughing At Me

Author : Jodee Blanco
ISBN : 1440509867
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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While other children were daydreaming about dances, first kisses, and college, Jodee Blanco was trying to figure out how to go from homeroom to study hall without being taunted or spit upon as she walked through the halls. This powerful, unforgettable memoir chronicles how one child was shunned—and even physically abused—by her classmates from elementary school through high school. It is an unflinching look at what it means to be the outcast, how even the most loving parents can get it all wrong, why schools are often unable to prevent disaster, and how bullying has been misunderstood and mishandled by the mental health community. You will be shocked, moved, and ultimately inspired by this harrowing tale of survival against insurmountable odds. This vivid story will open your eyes to the harsh realities and long-term consequences of bullying—and how all of us can make a difference in the lives of teens today.

Please Stop Laughing At Us

Author : Jodee Blanco
ISBN : 9781936661374
Genre : Education
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The New York Times–bestselling author and anti-bullying activist offers “essential reading for teens, parents, and educators” (Booklist). Jodee Blanco follows up her “courageous and honest” bestseller Please Stop Laughing at Me with a behind-the-scenes look at her career working against bullying in schools. Intertwining stories from her own life as a once-bullied child, she tells of traveling far and wide, spreading the word to today’s students, and to supply them, their parents, and their teachers, with the tools and skills needed to stop this behavior—whether it occurs in a middle school or a college dorm. Persuasive and powerful, Please Stop Laughing at Us is both a revealing look at the realities of the problem—and a practical guide to solving it.

Laughing At Nothing

Author : John Marmysz
ISBN : 9780791486283
Genre : Philosophy
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Explores the concept of nihilism and argues that it need not imply despair, but can be responded to positively.

What Are Hyenas Laughing At Anyway

Author : David Feldman
ISBN : 0425154513
Genre : Curiosities and wonders.
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Provides well-researched answers to life's little mysteries, sent in by the author's fans, such as why there is no canned broccoli

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