How To Be A Working Comic: An Insider's Business Guide To A Career In Stand-Up Comedy - Revisited, Revised & Revamped

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.

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About Dave Schwensen

Dave Schwensen is an entertainment journalist, award-winning humor columnist, pop culture historian and nationally recognized comedy coach. His insider knowledge of the comedy industry was earned as talent coordinator for the television show An Evening at the Improv, The Improv Comedy Clubs in Hollywood and New York City, and consultant for many television programs, networks and film studios. As a talent agent he has worked with comedians and humorous speakers in the corporate, college, special event and theater markets. and

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Dave witnessed the excitement of Beatlemania when his parents took him to see The Beatles during their final tour. The memories inspired his best-selling book The Beatles In Cleveland and his latest,The Beatles At Shea Stadium. Dave is a featured author at numerous Beatles festivals and shares insights about the group and the concert experience at schools and special events.

Dave is the author of two popular blogs that cover both topics:

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

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How To Be A Working Comic
ABC Television affiliate feature on author Dave Schwensen's comedy workshop at The Cleveland Improv Comedy Club.

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