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The New Comedy Bible is a step-by-step, no excuses manual for writing, performing, and launching your career as a stand-up comic. Written by Judy Carter, the author of The Comedy Bible (2001), which was called by The Washington Post and Forbes as a “Comedy Essential”. This new book, penned in classic Carter’s style - part career coach and part comedy dominatrix - has 100 percent new content where you will:

  • Partake in 48 new exercises to turn your problems into punchlines.
  • Create 60 minutes of new material.
  • Discover your authentic comedy persona.
  • Conquer stage fright and slay hecklers.
  • Push part procrastination and get booked.

Whether you’re a beginner just starting out or a pro looking to create new material for your next Netflix Comedy Special, Carter’s proven methods are legendary among today’s top performers. Alumni of her workshops include: Seth Rogan, Hannah Gadsby, Sherri Sheppard, and Maz Jobrani, among others. As Lily Tomlin says, "Judy Carter helps others find their authentic persona and communicate in a way that makes audiences laugh." Interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, she said, “Judy Carter can show you how to make your sense of humor pay off.”

The exercises in this book will get you off the couch and onto the stage, helping you develop the skills necessary to envision, and achieve, a successful career in comedy.

©2020 Indie Books International (P)2020 Judy Carter

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PDF workbook

I wish this included, if not the entire Comedy Bible Workbook, at least the pages where the exercises are discussed. Having said that, amazing book and it made me even more of a Judy Carter fan. Thank you!!!

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A little political, the rest is great

This is great. Good, Loved it. Will listen to it 3 more times as I actually work through it.
BUT, I don't know why she wastes energy on venting on the former president.
Would have liked advice on how to transition out of the pattern to sound more original once you know the rules, Everyone can't sound the same on stage.
But I have read the real book and liked it, and I recommend this AUDIBLE, way better, her expressions and notes are great.
I like her cat and dog joke, not sure all is hack?
I read and listened and now its time to do. :) Thanks. Would recommend, with the warning that political jabs are old.
Oh, and this book has a Facebook page, is great for finding a comedy buddy!

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With Great Practice Gets Great Laughs [workbook]

This book intertwines schooling/examples/homework laid out in the best way possible with a twist at the end that really makes you self reflect. I advise you to do the homework along with the book on the first go and repeat freely afterwards for background listening. I put down my Doctor Who books and picking up Judy Carter....if you see this remark Judy, through your words, im glad we have met.

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Just what I needed

I'm not sure I knew what to expect But it was just what I needed. The information is solid and the practicum takes it to a new level. I've got nothing but good things to say!

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Not a must read but decent. Just get on stage.

Write, Stage, Edit, and repeat a thousands time. Then a 1000 more. That's all you need to know.

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Phenomenal read, enjoyable listen

Judy is a master. Not only do I feel equipped to start writing comedy, I feel better prepared to handle everyday interactions as well. Thank you Judy for sharing your knowledge and expertise with us!

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The best book I’ve read on stand-up comedy

This book breaks stand-up comedy down to it’s base elements. The lessons in The New Comedy Bible will make you better regardless of where you are in your comedic journey. I could not recommend it any higher.

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Excellent Comedy Writing Book!

I've read the book and now I've listened to the audio version. What I specially enjoyed about the audible book is hearing Judy in my ear emphasizing certain points and animating the examples. I highly recommend this book for anyone ready to get started with any career in comedy or speaking. Thanks Judy!

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  • Mr. J. Webb
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Good, and I appreciate the self narration

I found this book very useful, and I appreciate that the author chose to narrate it herself. I have to admit that I did initially find the fast-paced delivery a bit of a shock to my ears when compared to other audiobooks, and I did notice the occasional error, like an obviously misread word. However, I ultimately found this refreshing, as it made it feel more like I was attending a live class, rather than a monotone reading. The energy and enthusiasm of somebody who's familiar with the material and comfortable with addressing a crowd gave it life.

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  • 06-22-21

Do some research first

I’ve been doing comedy for about 3 years now and I consider myself moderately successful at it. I thought that I would find a book that could possibly help my writing process in some ways.
This book came across more as a book for people who have just learned what stand up comedy is and want the process explained to them in the most simple terms possible. I watched a few clips of the author’s stand up after getting a few chapters into the book and really wished that I had done this before purchasing. Her comedy is very lowest common denominator and it’s clear why she chose to make her career teaching instead of doing comedy.
Maybe some bored housewives might get something out of this book but if you’re actually a comedy enthusiast then it’s kind of a step backward and comes across a little infantile and condescending. Just listen to some podcasts with comedians instead, you will probably get more practical information and enjoyment.