Mastering Stand-Up - The Complete Guide to Becoming a Successful Comedian
Published by Chicago Review Press
It examines the work of great comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Izzard, Moms Mabley, Hannibal Buress, Sarah Silverman, Richard Pryor, and more as a means of illustrating the most important techniques of performing and writing stand-up
And it lays out a clear plan for achieving success, candidly explaining what works, what doesn't, and why
Including a 12-item "Successful Comedian's To-Do List" Stephen Rosenfield states, "Get undeniably good at each of these and you can kiss your day job good-bye. You will be a pro"
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The New York Times heralded Rosenfield as "probably the best known comedy teacher in the country"
His alumni include some of today's most prominent comedians and comedy writers, such as Lena Dunham, Jim Gaffigan, Eric Slovin, and Jessica Kirson
Rosenfield has directed, coached, and/or written for these and hundreds of other comedians
As a pioneer in the field of teaching comedy, he founded the American Comedy Institute, the premier stand-up comedy school in the United States, in 1989.