Something To Laugh About
Something To Laugh About is a collection of 144 stories, experiences, observations, imaginations, exaggerations, lists, truths, half-truths, true lies and basically, stuff author Dave Schwensen thought was funny enough to write about every week in his syndicated humor column that went by the same name. This weekly and family-friendly 800 word effort appeared in newspapers during the first decade of the 2000’s and won an award for Best Original Column in the U.S. state of the author’s origin, which happens to be on the south shore of Lake Erie near The Home of Rock ‘n’ Roll (we know you can figure it out based on those two hints). Available in paperback and eBook from Amazon.com and all online book sellers. Author signed copies are $19.95 plus $4 mailing within Continental U.S. only through the PayPal link below.
How To Be A Working Comic
The classic business book on stand-up comedy is back – revisited, revised and revamped. Considered “The Guidebook” by many aspiring and working comics, it shares more insider advice than any other manual including how to try out material; get onstage experience; create promotional material and market your act to talent bookers; work with managers and agents; book yourself on the road; online networking and building a fan base; get on television and much more. Adding to the author’s behind the scenes expertise are insightful and advice filled interviews with proven comedy talents and industry insiders. Available in paperback and eBook from Amazon.com and all online book sellers. Author signed copies are $16.95 plus $4 mailing within Continental U.S. only through the PayPal link below.
How To Be A Working Corporate Comedian
A comprehensive guide to launch and build your career in the corporate entertainment market. Originally an online training course, this workbook is divided into eight sessions with detailed instructions and lessons in writing and performing for corporate and special events; experienced advice, business methods, achievable goals and focused assignments to help experienced and aspiring comedians achieve success. Topics include: writing corporate comedy material, the corporate comedy open mic circuit, networking, business tools, online marketing and promotion, working with event planners and speakers bureaus, and much more. Available in paperback and eBook from Amazon.com and all online book sellers. Author signed copies are $14.95 plus $4 mailing within Continental U.S. only through the PayPal link below.
Comedy FAQs And Answers
This guide into the world of stand-up comedy is written in easy-to-use question & answer format and provides current and aspiring comedians with the no-nonsense advice they need for every stage of their careers. Schwensen’s lively book features interviews with many of the top names in stand-up including Ray Romano, George Carlin, Weird Al Yankovic, Mike Epps, Margaret Cho, Earthquake, Dave Attell and many more all sharing lessons learned along the way. Additional interviews with club owners, talent executives, publicists, and others provide behind the scenes expertise. Skyhorse Publishing, NYC. Available in paperback and eBook from Amazon.com and all online book sellers.