From two veteran television directors, this is a comprehensive guide to the most popular form of comedy in the world; the television sitcom. Revealed are the rules, the language and the traditions of this popular art form along with a colorful, first person-account of what it feels like to be on the set. Includes insider information that guides many of the key players- actors, directors, writers, casting directors, costume designers, camera operators and editors. Also, information on salary, exercises to learn comedy structure, a comprehensive glossary and a list of every sitcom in television history from 1947 to the present season.
Revised and updated from 1st Edition. Three new chapters!