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The Comedy Bible: From Stand-up to Sitcom--The Comedy Writer's Ultimate "How to" Guide
Author Judy carter
Country United States
Language English
Genre Self Help,Non-fiction
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date
August 7, 2001
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
ISBN 978-0743201254
Preceded by Stand-Up Comedy the Book

The Comedy Bible: From Stand-up to Sitcom--The Comedy Writer's Ultimate "How to" Guide (2001) is a self help and joke writing book by comedian Judy Carter. According to the cover, it is the how to book for anyone who wants to pursue a career as a comedian. It covers everything from: How to make a living performing and writing comedy. How to turn you life experience into killer comedy. Advice from comedy's hottest: stars, producers and agents. Complete list of managers, agents and comedy clubs.


The book is divided into three sections.

Section 1[edit]

The first section discusses the types of comedians within the field. Describes what it takes to be a standup comedian and asks you the question, do you have what it takes. Finally it end with talking about fear and overcoming the fear of standup comedy. The section concludes with the Comedy Bible's Ten Commandments.

Section 2[edit]

The Second section gives you a variety of day to day exercises to get you started on the road to becoming a funny standup comedian and sitcom writer. The chapter concludes by discussing writing for other types of comedy such as improv radio show and joke writer.

Section 3[edit]

The third section discusses the business aspect of a career as a comedian with a 3-step business model: get good, get noticed and get paid and it goes in depth to the process surrounding each step. [1]


The Comedy Bible was published in September 2011 by a division of Simon & Schuster publisher, Touchstone and has sold over 50,000 copies. [2]


"The Comedy Bible," by Judy Carter (Fireside, 2001). "This is the first book I purchased about how to write jokes," Freddi Vernell says. "It is very informative. It talks about joke writing, comedy rules, different jobs in the field and so much more." [3]


  1. ^ "The Comedy Bible". Google Books. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Judy Carter". Good reads. 2013-03-11. 
  3. ^ Carter, Judy (2007-10-06). "Funniest Fed Comedy Essentials". The Washigton Post. Retrieved 2013-29-07.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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