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Banging My Head Against the Wall

A Comedy Writer's Guide to Seeing Stars
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by Andy Cowan  US United States

September 6, 2018   |    968 reads    |   0 comments

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Banging My Head Against the Wall - Book cover“The Opposite” wasn’t just the classic Seinfeld episode in which George Costanza followed the opposite of his instincts to land success. The method behind the madness has been championed in industries worldwide and even likened to the rise of Trump. The award-winning writer who helped Costanza win, and first pondered “the opposite” in his own life, identifies traces of it in the legends he mined for anecdotes before the cameras rolled at his first high-profile Hollywood job on which he also became a recurring performer, and in numerous stops along his unique road of comedy writing and performing twists and turns, as the only scribe associated with Cheers, Seinfeld and 3rd Rock From the Sun. (Multiple episodes and staff) For a Tinseltown backstage pass, lessons from film and television icons, in-the-trenches comedy writing and performing strategies, Seinfeld episodes that could have been, talk show, sitcom and single panel cartoon development, and pitching the decision makers (or doing the opposite of playing their game) you’ll want to keep…Banging My Head Against the Wall!

About The Author

Andy Cowan, the only writer associated with Cheers, Seinfeld and 3rd Rock from the Sun, is a Who's Who in America 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award-winner, with multiple episode, staff and pilot writing credits reflecting over a dozen comedies and talk shows. He produced, wrote and hosted his CableACE Award-winning sendup of 60 Minutes, 6 Minutes, for Showtime, wrote/appeared in Knocked Down, a best comedy winner at the Southeast New England Film, Music & Arts Festival, created/co-hosted his comedy therapy show, Up & Down Guys, for KPFK-FM in Los Angeles, and performs as lead... more

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