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- DescriptionIt takes guts to be a comedian and it takes smarts to make a living off it. In this insider's guide, former Onion editor Joe Randazzo delivers a funny and insightful blueprint for those looking to turn their sense of humour into a vocation. Explaining how it works and how to break in, Joe provides tips and guidance, outlines successful career paths and solicits advice and stories from the likes of Judd Apatow, Jack Handey, Joan Rivers, Tim & Eric and more. From writing for TV to doing standup or developing a successful YouTube channel, Funny on Purpose gives readers the kwledge and inspiration to launch a career in comedy with confidence.
- Author BiographyJoe Randazzo is the the former editor of The Onion and creative director of adultswim.com. He has written books, penned pilots for CBS, directed countless web videos, voiced cartoon characters, given lectures, taught classes, and done improv and standup for over ten years. Joe's comedy career took the usual path: he got a degree in Broadcast Journalism while working at a chocolate shop in college, was too scared to do any comedy until his senior year when he won a comedy scholarship, moved to NYC and failed to get any jobs in public radio, worked on The Apprentice and Survivor, left reality TV to work in a fruit basket company, and then got hired as an Assistant Editor with no experience America's Finest News Source. Today, he lives in Connecticut with his wife and two sons. Joe co-wrote: The Onion Book of Known Knowledge / Little Brown / 0316133264/ October 2012 / $29.99 + $20 / Bookscan RTD: 78,000 (combined hc + pb) Our Dumb World / Little Brown / 0316018430 / October 2008 / $17.99 / Bookscan RTD (non CB titles): 98,000
- Author(s)Joe Randazzo
- PublisherChronicle Books
- Date of Publication23/04/2015
- SubjectOther Performing Arts
- Place of PublicationSan Francisco
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintChronicle Books
- Content Notea handful of illustr.
- Weight635 g
- Width152 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Foreword byJohn Hodgman
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