“Stephen Rosenfield is the best-known comedy teacher in the country.” -The New York Times

 

 

“Stephen Rosenfield has taught many of the great comics that perform on our stages. This is an invaluable guide.”-Chris Mazzilli, Owner, Gotham Comedy Club

 

 

“Stephen Rosenfield is an authority on the complicated craft of standup comedy.” -The Guardian

 

 

“His list of past students reads like a “Who’s Who” in American comedy.” -Susan Gaspar, Windy City Reviews

 

 

“An absolutely essential instructional guide and reference for anyone aspiring to a career as a comedian.” -Midwest Book Review

 

 

“I’m really so thankful for taking Steve’s class: it’s the 101 in comedy I needed… and the 101 in life I didn’t know I needed!” -Michelle Buteau, Comedian

 

 

“Steve helped me get over my fears. He taught me the techniques I needed to learn and, most importantly, he taught me to be genuine off-stage. He is a brilliant writer and an amazing teacher.” -Jessica Kirson, Comedian

 

 

“There is nobody like Steve. He has accelerated so many careers, including mine. Without him it would be much more difficult to move ahead in stand-up comedy.” -Ted Greenberg, Comedian & Emmy Award winning writer for Late Night with David Letterman

 

 

 

“There are a lot of books out there about creating comedy, but I have never read one with as much clarity, warmth, humour, intelligence, honesty, wisdom, humanity and dedication as Mastering Stand-up Comedy.” -Allan Guttman, Director Second City

 

 

 

 

“Stephen Rosenfield has written the “Bible” of stand-up comedy. As an ex-comedian, I only wish I had had this book to refer to over and over again.” -Patricia Conheeney, Former Comedian

 

 

“Stephen Rosenfield is the best standup comedy teacher in North America.” -Marc Breslin

 

 

“American Comedy Institute is New York’s Comedy School.” -CBS TV

 

 

“Best, most acclaimed top of the line-standup comedy classes anywhere.” -MSNBC, America’s Talking

 

My book, Mastering Stand-Up will guide you through the process of becoming an undeniably funny and successful comedian. It is a journey that begins with your sense of humor and then takes you on a tour of the stand-up performed by the giants of stand-up comedy. By deconstructing how they do what they do, I will pass along to you the inner workings of their comedy and open up to you new possibilities for your own standup.

Like all epic journeys you will end up where you started, with your own sense of humor. But things will be different: You will know the techniques of the great comedians.

This book will give both aspiring and professional comedians, as well as comedy writers and comedy lovers, a system to perform and write comedy handed down from the masters of stand-up. These insights will empower you to take your stand-up to the next level and beyond.

“Stephen Rosenfield is the best-known comedy teacher in the country.” -The New York Times

My book, Mastering Stand-Up will guide you through the process of becoming an undeniably funny and successful comedian. It is a journey that begins with your sense of humor and then takes you on a tour of the stand-up performed by the giants of stand-up comedy. By deconstructing how they do what they do, I will pass along to you the inner workings of their comedy and open up to you new possibilities for your own standup.

Like all epic journeys you will end up where you started, with your own sense of humor. But things will be different: You will know the techniques of the great comedians.

This book will give both aspiring and professional comedians, as well as comedy writers and comedy lovers, a system to perform and write comedy handed down from the masters of stand-up. These insights will empower you to take your stand-up to the next level and beyond.

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