The classic business book on stand-up comedy is back - revisited, revised and revamped. Considered "The Guidebook" by many aspiring and working comics, the author shares more insider advice than any other manual including how to try out material; get onstage experience; create promotional material and market your act to talent bookers; work with managers and agents; book yourself on the road; online networking and building a fan base; get on television, and much more. Adding to the author's behind the scenes expertise are insightful and advice filled interviews with proven comedy talents and industry insiders including Drew Carey, Jeff Foxworthy, Carrot Top, Jeff Dunham, Margaret Cho, Bobby Collins, Shang Forbes, Rondell Sheridan, Tommy Smothers, Budd Friedman and more. Dave Schwensen is the former talent coordinator for the television show "A&E's An Evening At The Improv" and The Improv comedy clubs in Hollywood and New York. He's a nationally recognized comedy coach, trainer and speaker, award winning humorist, and talent booker for clubs, corporate and college shows, and special events.