Women’s Comedic Monologues that are Actually Funny


Women’s Comedic Monologues

That Are Actually Funny

by Alisha Gaddis

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As humorist and writer Alisha Gaddis explains it, this is how the process goes.  “You have an audition.  One where you are supposed to be funny.  Really funny.  They want you to actually make them laugh…in an audition. And you want to be funny, so funny you book the job, land the part, steal the show!”

But, you can’t do that without a comedic monologue, and that’s where this book steps in. Never before has a monologue book been written completely by people who are actually funny for a living.

In Women’s Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny (September 2014, Applause Books, $14.99), Gaddis has gathered an incredibly hysterical, cutting-edge collection of monologues will give an actress the extra bang she needs to land the perfect comedic role. Women’s Comedic Monologues features 60 monologues by writers and comics who have written for or performed on Chelsea Lately, Carson Daly, The Tonight Show, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central Stage, and many more.

This book is the answer to the comedic monologue needs of female actors everywhere!

September 9, 2014
Paperback Original
216 pages
5½” x 7½”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

AlishaGaddisAlisha Gaddis is a humorist, writer, and Latin-Grammy-winning performer.  She is a proud AEA and SAG-AFTRA member, having performed on Broadway, at the Sydney Opera House, Comedy Central Stage, and numerous television shows. She is the co-founder (along with her husband) of Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, which has been called “the face of kindie music” by The Washington Post. An alumna of New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of Arts, she performs comedy, including her nationally touring solo shows, at Improv West, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Second City Hollywood. Gaddis lives in Los Angeles.







Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group, the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporations, publishes books on the performing arts under the imprints Hal Leonard Books, Backbeat Books, Amadeus Press, and Applause Theatre and Cinema Books.

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