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  • Writer's pictureMubashar from the Alpha Content Team

Nonfiction Humor Books for Understanding the Business of Comedy

  1. "The Comedy Business: The Practical Guide to a Career in Comedy" by Ritch Shydner: This book provides a practical guide to breaking into the comedy business, covering everything from writing jokes to booking gigs. It also includes interviews with successful comedians, agents, and club owners.

  2. "The Comedy Bible: The Complete Resource for Aspiring Comedians" by Judy Carter: This book provides a comprehensive guide to the comedy business, covering everything from writing and performing to booking and promoting shows.

  3. "Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America" by Kliph Nesteroff: This book is a history of the business of American comedy, covering the major players and trends in the industry from vaudeville to stand-up comedy and television.

  4. "Comedy Writing Secrets: The Best-Selling Guide to Writing Funny and Getting Paid for It" by Mel Helitzer: This book provides a comprehensive guide to the art and business of comedy writing, including tips on writing jokes, scripts, and stand-up comedy material.

  5. "The Business of Comedy: How to Be a Professional Comedian" by Steve Roye: This book provides a comprehensive guide to the business of comedy, including tips on writing, performing, and building a successful career as a comedian.

  6. "The Comedy Industry: How to Break in, Live Well, and Survive in the Business of Laughter" by David Razowsky: This book provides a practical guide to the comedy industry, including advice on writing, performing, and navigating the business side of comedy.

  7. "The Comedy Studio: A Guide to Stand-Up Comedy Success" by Rick Crom: This book provides a comprehensive guide to the art and business of stand-up comedy, including tips on writing, performing, and building a successful career as a comedian.

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