Dave Schwensen

Biography

Dave Schwensen has been an entertainment journalist writing about comedy and music since 1993 with articles published in the United States, Canada and Japan. His reviews, interviews, and behind the scenes exclusives have included entertainers such as Paul McCartney, Bill Cosby, Ray Romano, Britney Spears, Reba McEntire, Dave Chappelle, Jeff Foxworthy, Garth Brooks, Drew Carey, The Monkees and many others.

Dave was talent coordinator for the television show "A&E's An Evening at the Improv" and the Hollywood and New York Improv Comedy Clubs. While in Hollywood he was also the assistant to Improv founder Budd Friedman and worked as a talent adviser for numerous television programs, networks and film studios.

Dave is a nationally recognized comedy coach with workshops, comedy business seminars and private coaching. He is an award winning humor columnist, pop culture historian and lecturer, and Pinnacle Award winner for educational video conferences in pop culture and communication skills.

As an author, coach and consultant, Dave has been featured on PBS Television and Radio, The Hollywood Reporter, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Back Stage: The Performing Arts Weekly, Insidebiz.com Magazine, U.S. News and Report, Ohio Magazine and others.

Where to find Dave Schwensen online


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Videos

The Beatles In Cleveland
The Beatles performed in Cleveland during their 1964 & 1966 tours. This Channel 19 Action News feature includes rare photos, concert film and interview with the author of "The Beatles In Cleveland."

Comedy Workshop TV News Feature
TV News Feature: Dave Schwensen's comedy workshops at The Improv Comedy Club. Dave is the author of "How To Be A Working Comic: An Insider's Guide To A Career In Stand-Up Comedy," "Comedy FAQs And Answers: How The Stand-Up Biz Really Works" and "Comedy Workshop: Creating & Writing Comedy Material for Comedians & Humorous Speakers."

Books

The Beatles At Shea Stadium: The Story Behind Their Greatest Concert
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 76,300. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
The concert that launched the modern era of outdoor stadium shows. This is the story behind the August 15, 1965 concert at New York's Shea Stadium - one of the most exciting events in Beatles and rock history - told through exclusive interviews and researched commentary. Book includes rare photos, memorabilia, and never-before published correspondence, documents and production notes.
How To Be A Working Comic: An Insider's Business Guide To A Career In Stand-Up Comedy - Revisited, Revised & Revamped
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 75,690. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Entertainment
The classic business book on stand-up comedy is back - revisited, revised and revamped. Considered "The Guidebook" by many aspiring and working comics, Dave Schwensen shares more insider advice than any other manual. Adding to the author's behind the scenes expertise are insightful and advice filled interviews with proven comedy talents and industry insiders.
Comedy Workshop: Creating & Writing Comedy Material For Comedians & Humorous Speakers
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 16,260. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Entertainment
Comedy material can come from just about anywhere when you know how to look for it. Learn to take creative ideas and real life experiences onto the comedy stage and speaker's platform. The author of "How To Be A Working Comic" and "Comedy FAQs And Answers" returns with an innovative guidebook dedicated to creating and writing original comedy material.
Father's Days... and Nights: Humorous Tales from the Frontlines of Fatherhood
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,380. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2013. Category: Essay » Author profile
When asked about his children, every dad worth his weight in fatherhood has stories. The best ones are like the collection shared in this book: entertaining, funny and full of love. Award winning humorist and comedy coach Dave Schwensen declares life was never the same after becoming a father – and neither was his nervous system. His experiences and insights will have you laughing out loud.
The Beatles In Cleveland: Memories, Facts & Photos About The Notorious 1964 & 1966 Concerts
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,470. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Two of the wildest concerts in Beatles and rock'n roll history. Includes never before published photos of The Beatles and eyewitness accounts from promoters, opening acts, deejays, fans and others. A concert by The Beatles was not just about the music, but also the emotions stirred by the most influential group in the history of popular music. Foreword by Bill Harry, founder of "Mersey Beat."

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