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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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The Consummate Guide to Comedy

The Comedy Bible breaks down strategies, tools and techniques to get funny.
There are 3 subtle signs that this book is valuable
1. If you apply the exercises you will learn to apply the lessons
2. You will be opened and focussed to find a comedy bible
3. The hard copy version of the book, is really great as a doorstop to keep wind-blown doors from slamming.

In all seriousness, Judy Carter is a pro and knows her stuff - the updated version leverages modern-day comics and cites best practices.

If you need to add humour to your speeches or want to try your hand at a local open mic, get yourself a comedy buddy and work through this book.

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  • 2021-04-06

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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  • ListenToLeon
  • 2021-03-19

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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  • Lluvia Guerra
  • 2021-02-22

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-01-25

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!