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The Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual is a comprehensive guide to the UCB style of long form comedy improvisation. Written by UCB founding members Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh, the manual covers everything from the basics of two person scene work (with a heavy emphasis on finding "the game" of the scene), to the complexities of working within an ensemble to perform long form structures, such as "The Harold" and "The Movie". A practical "how to" book, the guide provides exercises throughout to help the reader master each new concept and technique introduced. While the manual is written to be understood by beginners with no previous exposure to improvisational comedy, experienced improvisors will find it to be an excellent resource for honing their skills, clarifying concepts, and generally taking their work to a higher level.

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Genre Book : Comedy
Author Book : Matt Besser
Publisher :
Release Book : 2013
Download Book : 384 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0989387801


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A handbook of essentialcomedy skills, useful for all performers!

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Genre Book : Humor
Author Book : Ben Hauck
Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release Book : 2012-09
Download Book : 267 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781581159813


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This is a practical storytelling guide from comedian, winner of multiple Moth storytelling competitions, and founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade storytelling program, Margot Leitman. Did you ever wish you could tell a story that leaves others spellbound? Storytelling teacher and champion Margot Leitman will show you how! With a fun, irreverent, and infographic approach, this guide breaks a story into concrete components with ways to improve content, structure, emotional impact, and delivery through personal anecdotes, relatable examples, and practical exercises.

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Genre Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : Margot Leitman
Publisher : Sasquatch Books
Release Book : 2015-10-13
Download Book : 320 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781632170286


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Advice for performing long-form improv from a longtime teacher and performer.

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Genre Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : Will Hines
Publisher :
Release Book : 2016-06-15
Download Book : 226 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0982625723


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Provides a curriculum consisting of twenty-four lessons, explaining what improvisation is, techniques, and how to start an improvisation team.

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Genre Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : Edward J. Nevraumont
Publisher : Meriwether Pub
Release Book : 2001
Download Book : 272 Pages
ISBN-10 : PSU:000048589376


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“Like the best of his subjects, which include Stephen Colbert, Bill Murray and Tina Fey, Wasson has perfect timing.”—Minneapolis Star-Tribune Finalist for the 2017 George Freedley Memorial Award In this richly reported, scene-driven narrative, Sam Wasson charts the meteoric rise of improv from its unlikely beginnings in McCarthy-era Chicago. We witness the chance meeting between Mike Nichols and Elaine May, hang out at the after-hours bar where Dan Aykroyd hosted friends like John Belushi, Bill Murray, and Gilda Radner, and go behind the scenes of cultural landmarks from The Graduate to The Colbert Report. Along the way, we befriend pioneers such as Harold Ramis, Chevy Chase, Steve Carell, Amy Poehler, Alan Arkin, Tina Fey, Judd Apatow, and many others. “Compelling, absolutely unputdownable…And, in case you’re wondering, yes, the book is funny. In places, very funny. A remarkable story, magnificently told.”—Booklist “One of the most important stories in American popular culture…Wasson may be the first author to explain [improv’s] entire history…a valuable book.”—The New York Times Book Review “Improv Nation masterfully tells a new history of American comedy…It holds the element of surprise—true to the spirit of its subject.”—Entertainment Weekly

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Genre Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : Sam Wasson
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Book : 2017-12-05
Download Book : 485 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780544558250


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Far more than simply an overview of improv comedy, this book helps actors, writers and comedians learn the basics as taught in all the major comedy schools. Successful improv requires the skill of the actor, the talent of the comedian and the ideas of the writer rolled into one. This book tells how it can all be done for performers or teachers.

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Genre Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : Bill Lynn
Publisher : Meriwether Pub
Release Book : 2004
Download Book : 191 Pages
ISBN-10 : UOM:39015060099051


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Armed with truth, conviction, and faith, Matt Walsh explores the "Unholy Trinity,"- abortion, gay marriage, and gender --the three controversial and highly relevant topics that hold the key to progressivism's victory in not only politics, but over the entire culture. While conservatives worry endlessly about peripheral issues -- the economy, foreign policy and so forth - liberals have been hard at work chipping away at the bedrock of our civilization, and putting a new foundation in its place.a Through this campaign liberals have attempted, with startling success, to redefine the most fundamental elements of human society. Abortion redefines human life, gay marriage redefines the family, and finally progressive theories about gender redefine what it means to be a man or a woman. If progressivism can claim the power to bend life, family, and sex to its whims, it has established relativism as the supreme law and can truly do anything.a Walsh argues that only by learning to confront and win these supreme arguments can conservatives defeat the progressive agenda and reclaim the American culture.

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Genre Book : POLITICAL SCIENCE
Author Book : Matt Walsh
Publisher : Image
Release Book : 2017
Download Book : 234 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780451495051


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Impro for Storytellers is the follow-up to Keith Johnstone's classic Impro, one of the best-selling books ever published on improvisation. Impro for Storytellers aims to take jealous and self-obsessed beginners and teach them to play games with good nature and to fail gracefully.

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Genre Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : Keith Johnstone
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2014-01-21
Download Book : 388 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781135863739


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Renowned improv instructor and award-winning director Mick Napier has been at the heart of the professional improvisation community for more than 25 years. The first edition of Improvise. quickly earned its position as necessary reading for improv students across the country and around the world and gave birth to a new generation of performers who questioned "The Rules" of improvisation. This expanded and revised edition has a new foreword by The Late Show host Stephen Colbert, additional advice and tips for success, and a full reproduction of Mick Napier's web journal from his time directing the famous show Paradigm Lost for The Second City that included Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, and Kevin Dorff. In this entertaining and incredibly informative book, Napier will teach you the essentials of... --Why "The Rules" don't matter --How to take care of yourself in a scene --Using context to your advantage --Effective two-person scenes --Balanced large-cast scenes --Successful auditioning --Solo exercises you can practice at home

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Genre Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : Mick Napier
Publisher : Meriwether Publishing
Release Book : 2015-08-17
Download Book : 272 Pages
ISBN-10 : 156608217X