Hitting Your Funny Bone

  • by Geoffrey Neill
  • Narrated by Geoffrey Neill
  • 2 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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!
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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.

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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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- David

Decent information on stand up comedy

I thought that the information given here, by Geoffrey Neill was decent and well expressed. The exercises were ones I hadn't thought of before and are ones I will certainly use in my writing. And for less than five dollars, I thought it was a good purchase.

There were only a couple of things that took me out of the audiobook though. And I might be nitpicky, but you can tell that this wasn't a professionally produced audiobook. I don't want to give you the wrong impression. There isn't any audio hiss or anything. But while wearing headphones I could hear, what sounded like, him playing with the mic chord while narrating. And there were times when the levels don't exactly match up; where it will sound like he's not close to the microphone for a moment. And I'm not sure if it was because they were trying to trim the time down, but there are some cuts that seem too close to the previous sentence. Or on the exercise, he says, "Now pause the audiobook to such-and-such". And not a beat goes by before he says, "Alright, how'd you do?"

Like I said, the information given is well done. And even though the production of the audio had its flaws, my overall takeaway was good.
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- Jason Platt

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-22-2016
  • Publisher: Geoffrey Neill