Comedian Tyler Craig has written a book that tells you how to watch US comedy movies.
The book, Comedy Zone: The Making of American Comedy, chronicles the rise of the “cult of the laugh”.
“I think the reason why I was interested in this was because I was in a situation where I couldn’t just take the material, I was going to have to sit down with some of my peers, some of the best comedy writers in the world and make some sense of it,” Craig told Al Jazeera.
“What I found was that the stuff that had been there for so long was really easy to understand.
I found that the way they talked about the comedy was very easy to grasp.”
Craig’s book was published on Wednesday and he hopes it will help to “change the way that people think about what makes American comedy” and give people “an idea of where I was coming from”.
In an interview with the US magazine Paste, Craig said he hopes his book will help people understand what makes comedians laugh and what makes the entertainment industry laugh.
“If you look at the way comedians talk about themselves and their craft, there’s a lot of self-doubt, and I thought there might be a lot more of that in the industry,” he said.
“But it’s also a lot about how they’re perceived.
And I think that’s what you want to have in a book.
There’s no one telling me what I’m going to say or who I’m talking to. “
Craig added that the books format allows the writer to “speak to the audience”.”
There’s no one telling me what I’m going to say or who I’m talking to.
And there’s no ‘here’s what I think of the subject’.
I just speak to my audience,” he explained.
“I think that they really like to be entertained. “
I think they like to know that the comedians are making fun of themselves. “
I think that they really like to be entertained.
I think they like to know that the comedians are making fun of themselves.
They want to laugh at themselves.”
Craigs book is an attempt to help people get an idea of how “the American comedy scene” works.
The writer says that the genre has changed in the past two decades.
“The whole point of this book is to try to figure out what it is that made the American comedy world so special,” Craigs said.”[The] reason why we’ve been able to create this wonderful, diverse, funny world is because we’ve had the ability to talk to each other, and that’s all been the result of having people who are laughing at us.”
Crazy, said the author, is a story about how “people can make their lives and their lives are different from how they are in the real world”.
He said the genre is “a story about the way people live, how we live, what we make, what is real and what is fake”.
“It’s about the things that make us who we are.”
In the book, Craigs discusses how “a lot of the stuff we’re making now” was made in a “crowd-driven” way, a concept he calls “cinematic comedy”.
He writes: “We all know what it means to make money off of this thing that is our life, and yet we all know it’s impossible.
It’s like you can’t have a life without being in the cinema.
Craigan, who has made a number of films including My Favorite Things and The Good Place, said he is looking forward to “coming out of this”.””
This is a world where people can make a living off of something they love and have to work at it.”
Craigan, who has made a number of films including My Favorite Things and The Good Place, said he is looking forward to “coming out of this”.
“My hope is that people will find something to do, or something to get them through a tough day, or whatever it may be, and just get through it, and it’ll be okay,” he wrote in the book.
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And I feel like the book is a really good way to do that.”
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