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: He has written and produced comedy/talk shows for over fifteen years. Now four-time Emmy winner Joe Toplyn reveals his proven methods of writing for late-night television in this one-of-a-kind insiderâs guide. Toplyn analyzes each type of comedy piece in the late-night TV playbook and takes you step-by-step through the process of writing it. His detailed tips, techniques, and rules include: â¢ 6 characteristics every good monologue joke topic must have â¢ 6 specific ways to generate punch lines â¢ 12 tools for making your jokes their funniest â¢ 7 types of desk pieces and how to create them â¢ 9 steps to writing parodies and other sketches â¢ How to go after a writing job in late night â¢ PLUS a complete sample comedy/talk show submission packet Also use this comprehensive manual to write short-form comedy for the Internet, sketch shows, magazines, reality shows, radio, advertising, and any other medium.