Before you  start securing locations and reviewing scripts,
invest in this primer for the budding producer. Packed with a
ton of useful and practical knowledge, this book is a must
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Amazon's TOP SELLING book on comedy writing.
The Joke's On You is a how-to of writing great comedy in all
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In this follow-up primer on #1 seller, The Joke's On You,
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comedy writing.

Why do we laugh? How does comedy work? This book examines
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Siamese Chess is the most popular variation of the world’s most
popular board game. Sometimes called Simultaneous Chess,
Bughouse Chess, Double Speed, or Double Five, it's two chess
games played side-by-side by two teams of two players each.
The rules are like those of standard chess, except that when a
team member captures a piece he gives it to his partner. The
partner can then, on his turn, place the piece on any vacant
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