Oliver tosses a grenade into the conventional wisdom regarding stand-up comedy books and classes, and gives the status quo a thorough shaking in her new book.
“My goal is to de-hack comedy, one comedian at a time,” she says.
Drawing on Taoist and Zen Buddhist philosophies, The Tao of Comedy is about comedy as art, not as a means to the perennial end: fame.
This book is like no other stand-up comedy book out there. It does not give you stringent formulas for joke writing or promise to make you rich and famous. No gimmicks. No props. No wacky catchphrases. No false personas or one-dimensional characters. This book is about learning the art of stand-up comedy. Comedy as a spiritual path to disover who you really are and what you want to express.
Bobbie Oliver is a 25-year veteran stand-up comic, writer, producer and comedy coach living in Los Angeles. Owner of Tao Comedy Studio, Bobbie has taught comedy to hundreds of comedians in Los Angeles. She has appeared on ABC, TNN, Style, NPR, Comedy TV, Sirius XM Radio and was called one of “the best comics in America” by the New York Post.
Check out Bobbie's new book and see comedy in a whole new way. Available at bobbieoliver.net for a SIGNED COPY, also Amazon and Kindle.
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