|Derman, Lou: Add Comedy To Your Act
©1972 Lou Derman, Los Angeles, CA
Softcover, tape-bound, 7x9", 50 pages
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Comments: From the book, "Lou Derman has been writing comedy material for some of the nation's biggest stars (Lucille Ball, George Burns, Milton Berle, etc.) and wrote three long-running hits for radio and later TV, including "Life with Luigi", "December Bride" and "Mister Ed." In the field of magic, he writes the popular column LEGER-DERMANIA for "The Linking Ring," official publication of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He has performed comedy shows at Hollywood's famous Magic Castle ever since its inception almost ten years ago. He is the founder of SAHEET, an in-group of the country's finest magicians. And recently he has embarked on a series of lecture tours across the country, addressing magic groups and conventions on the art of performing comedy and also presenting his own zany routines."
Contents (Chapters Only):
i Introduction (Dai Vernon)
1 What's Funny?
3 What Makes A Comedy Act?
8 Fifty Hilarious Card Tricks
29 Routining Your Comedy Act
31 The Comedians's Attitude On Stage
46 Coping With Audience Problems