from the back cover:
"The Essential Resource for the Comedy Writer
"If you want to make a living writing comedy, you can't just wait for doors to open--you have to break into every window, side entrance, and crawl space you can find. This is the book that shows you how.
"Featuring interviews with top industry professionals--and loads of tips on both the basics and the finer points of the funny business--The Comedy Market will tell you:
--Where the jobs are--both full-time and freelance
--How to pitch yourself and your work
--What you can do to perfect your craft
--How to deal with agents and managers
--How to tailor your writing to different audiences
--Why performing can help your career--even if you don't want to do stand-up
--How to make the right connections
--What you need to know about copyrights and contracts
"Carmine DeSena has written comedy for a variety of magazine, newspapers, radio shows and stand-up performers. He was a founding member of the comedy group So, We Lied, and is the author of _Lies: The Whole Truth_ and, with Gil Alcea, _The Air Down Here_."