Comic Bible is proud to include the following Regular Features with these Expert Contributors ...
Show me the Funny Tips by
Peter Desberg and Jeffrey Davis
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Take a front row seat at the table with Hollywood’s top comedy writers as Peter Desberg and Jeffrey Davis, authors of the new book Show Me the Funny!: At the Writers' Table with Hollywood's Top Comedy Writers take you on a fun trip into the intelligent and inner workings of the comedic mind. The authors, comedy writers in their own right, interviewed 28 top comedy screenwriters from the revered figures of television's “Golden Age” to today's favorite movie and TV writers for their book. And, exclusively for you – readers of The Comic Bible – they will offer advice on how to learn from comedy’s greats to ‘show the funny’ in your own writing, pitching and stand-up acts with expert columns in every issue. Watch for their first chance to show you some funny in the next issue! (Or, catch a sneak peek at Show Me the Funny online: www.showmethefunnyonline.com.
Greg Dean's Stand-up Comedy & Joke Writing Tips
Greg Dean is the author of the internationally acclaimed book Step By Step to Stand-Up Comedy. Dean has the longest running stand-up comedy school in America, since 1982 and has nearly thirty years experience teaching stand-up comedy workshops in Los Angeles, London and Montreal. Dean lives with his wife Gayla Johnson in Hollywood, CA. He is currently working on his next book and brings his insight to each issue of The Comic Bible Magazine
Comedy Hawaii - Christain Michael Hall
with Christian Michael Hall
comedyhawaii.com is your one stop source for all things comedy in the Aloha State. From comedians, to shows, to interesting and indie projects, comedyhawaii.com want to bring the best of comedy from around the world, to you!
Christian Michael Hall is a columnist for Hawaii's largest sports magazine MMAHAWAII. In addition, he also is one of the creators of comedyhawaii.com and the live mic show podcast. Christian Michael Hall, has been doing stand up since 1997, and has been a contributing writer, for various publications, since 2001.
Ask Gladys -Simon!
Ask Gladys - Comedy Legend Gladys Simon invites Comic Bible readers to "pick her brain" and shares more than 20 years of experience as a Comedian, Writer, Teacher and Producer as she answers comedy questions in each edition of The Comic Bible Magazine.
Jessica Hinckle AtlantaStandsUp.net
Founded in 2009 by comedian Justin Morgan, now stirring jollies within the clubs of New York City, Atlanta Stands Up is a social and informational hub that encompasses all things stand-up comedy related within the Atlanta comedy scene. We’re your “go-to guy”, er... girl. Moving on. Currently, the Editor is yours truly and I’m nothing special. I just organize everything that is rad about this scene into one centralized location and now I get to bring it to all of you fine people. Yay! (http://www.atlantastandsup.net)
Janette Perez - HoosierComedy.com
Janette Pérez is an Indianapolis based writer and comedian who tries to make lemonade out of what the Midwest has handed her. When offstage, she supports her local comedy community by keeping a statewide comedy calendar and publishing relevant interviews and book reviews on her blog. www.janetteperez.com
Home of the Hoosier Comedy Calendar, a statewide listing of Indiana shows, contests and open mics. Also has interviews and book reviews relevant to stand-up comedians.
Shayne-Michael.comEDY Shayne Michael is an LA based comedian who has played 40 cities in Montana without going to Billings. He has also appeared at numerous comedy clubs across the United States and in the Chicago Comedy Festival, produces shows and runs a great comedy resource site.
Joel Fry is a comedian, booker, owner of Comedy Guy Entertainment, producer of comedy shows. Creator and Producer of the Iowa Comedy Festival and C4 and Best of Midwest Comedy Competition.
Craig Egan - Adelaide Comedy
Criag Egan shares Adelaide Comedy. Since 2000, Adelaide Comedy provides live shows, comedy competitions, corporate work and more. Adelaide Comedy is currently the biggest Comedy Institution in South Australia.
Comedy Matters with Jeffrey Gurian
Cartoons by Bill Plympton:
Bill Plympton an American animator, former cartoonist, director, screenwriter and producer best known for his 1987 Academy Award-nominated animated short Your Face, his 2005 nomination and series of shorts Guard Dog, Guide Dog, Hot Dog and Horn Dog. He has a new book out Independently Animated and a new film Idiots and Angels. And graciously adds fun to each issue of The Comic Bible Magazine with fabulous cartoons.
Comedy Career Corner Columnist
Alex Barnett is a comic, writer, husband, father, believer in social justice, rooter for the underdog and, importantly, a former lawyer (almost).
Humor & Ask Kelly! Comedy Columnist
Kelly Bowlin is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. He currently writes script and has been published in Yahoo, Suite 101, Digiguide, and utopian realms. He’s written two novels and a collection of 26 short stories titled The Modern Wild West in Shorts. Don't Forget to ASK KELLY!
Q on the Loo with Luke Bradley Francis
Luke Bradley Francis Originally From Glasgow, Scotland Luke Francis has an original style that has been entertaining audiences for years in several countries including, USA, Canada, UK, and resorts in Mexico and Jamaica.
Have fun will Travel with Paul Ogata
Paul Ogata is a stand-up comic that lives in California, but works in Australia, the British Virgin Islands, Canada, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Macau, Malaysia, Qatar, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, St. Martin, Singapore, South Africa, the United Kingdom and even in the United States. Ogata is an award-winning comedian/pornstar, which probably makes his parents in Hawaii incredibly proud. To find out more, or to contact Paul, visit www.PaulOgata.com
James Mullinger began his stand up career in 2005 and quickly made a name for himself as one of the best new comedians on the circuit reaching the finals of three major national comedy competitions including Jimmy Carr's Comedy Idol. Since then he has performed at the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal twice, all over Canada and Australia and has toured the UK with three solo stand up shows. He is host of the worlds first funny film review show Movie Kingdom on Comedy Central which has seen him work with Jerry Seinfeld and Tom Cruise. www.jamesmullinger.com
Contact James: Contact James' agent
Pop Goes the Culture - Mark Daponte
Mark Daponte is the author of a children's book called “Babar-Boom;” which tells the tale of an elephant king from Vietnam who suffers from war flashbacks. His hobbies include needlessly waiting by the phone to be inundated with monetary offers to write comedy, screenplays and condolence cards. In his non-make-believe world, he is a copywriter for an advertising company in New York City. He can be spammed and reached to be notified that he is a Nigerian lottery winner at email@example.com
Comedian Cartoonist Pat Lamb
Pat Lamb incorporates storytelling ,standup, performance art ,even poetry! It’s a celebration of wit that has the audience laughing like a series of controlled explosions. www.patlamb.com
Lights... Tamara... Action! Comedy Reality TV Star Tamara Henry is red hot on the red carpet. She got her start as Miss Arkansas USA and was an evening news anchor in Little Rock while Bill Clinton was president. "Tsunami Tamara" is a local news anchor for Santa Monica who lives in the heart of the tsunami zone of Venice Beach. AKA "Green T" of GreenTwithTamara.TV and Environmentallly Incorrect she has HOPE to Heal Our Planet Earth and holds a M.A. in Spiritual Psychology. Tamara has performed as an actress in films such as Legally Blonde 2 and has also starred as herself on LOGO, Animal Planet, The Tonight Show, Access Hollywood, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Oxygen, Style Network, Bravo, and USA Network. She's like SNL meets School House Rock - she's a kid in a blonde's body! (photos by Joe Pier) SIZZLE REEL: www.youtube.com/TVSTARFISH
Comic Bible has many more contributors including:
Raymond the Amish Comic
Prior to moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2010, Tangela Ekhoff wrote, produced, and performed her one woman show, The Recession Maid Me Do It, in her hometown of Montgomery, Alabama. Tangela recently won a coveted spot in the Final Round of The Funniest Comedian in Tulsa her very first time on stage at Tulsa’s Looney Bin. She has been featured in The Tulsa World newspaper and in Woman’s Day Magazine this year. She also runs The Ekhoff Agency, a boutique consulting and public relations firm dedicated to shaping the careers of comedians, speakers, and self-published authors. She blogs about life as a wife, mom, and comic at www.homegirlontherange.blogspot.com.
David Foster has been doing comedy in New York for 10 years, and is the winner of the 2011 NY Comedy Competition. He has also appeared on HBO and Showtime, and was a regular cast member on MTV’s Boiling Points. You can find out more about him at davidfostercomedy.com, or check out his blog: davidfostercomedyblog.com.
D.C. Benny contributes when he can. He is a New York based stand up comic has been performing his story-telling style of stand-up comedy for the last 20 years. He has acted in multiple national commercials, television shows, and feature films while constantly writing and producing a multitude of projects in every medium. D.C. currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and animals.
David Baker is bi-country and busy but takes the time to share some of his experiences and knowledge of performing in two Countires - regularly.
David Baker one of only a few foreign comedians to ever perform on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'. An international headliner, David performs world-wide, including across the US, Canada, the UK and Australia. David's other TV credits include Byron Allen's 'Comedy.TV' (CBS), 'The Bob and Tom Show' (WGN) in the US, a one hour primetime special on The Comedy Network in Canada, and three appearances on The Comedy Time Network. David has also appeared on over 150 radio stations across the US and Canada. David's been featured on television, and in clubs throughout the world... For more see davidbaker.com.
Humor Columnist & Joke Writer
Mary Tompsett – Posing As Normal© Since 2006, Mary’s monthly humor column, Posing As Normal©, has been running in Wisconsin, Ohio and California publications. Her first novel, Whinny from the Heart, is available as an ebook through Barnes and Noble; a paperback version will rake in the big bucks on Amazon if she ever gets off her butt and reformats the manuscript. Mary lives in Wisconsin with a dog and two cats, whose endless hair insulates the house. Her horse left for a more stable environment. Read more of her work at www.marytompsett.com.
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