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Return Policy:  We want you to be happy with your purchase therefore all items purchased from Round Table are fully refundable provided they are returned in saleable condition (no writing, markings, or tears). Class registration is not refundable after the start of the class.  Shipping/Handling charges are non-refundable. Unused portions of subscriptions will be refunded on a prorated basis. You may contact us at: Round Table PO Box 786 Agoura Hills, CA 91376 (818) 865-7833

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Comedy Writing Self-Taught

NEW!   The professional skill-building course in writing stand-up, sketch and situation comedy by Gene Perret.  This book demonstrates how you can teach yourself the tricks of the comedy writing trade by observing, analyzing, and replicating those who have already mastered the skills. Book is scheduled for release in December 2014.



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Comedy Writing Self-Taught Workbook

NEW!   A companion book to Comedy Writing Self-Taught, this workbook by Gene Perret and Linda Perret offers more than 100 practical writing exercises to develop your comedy writing skills.  With or without the companion, Comedy Writing Self-Taught Workbook will help you develop your skills and be ready for your big break.  Book is scheduled for release in December 2014.



Master Course: Humorous Article Writing

In accordance with Gene's book, "Damn! That's Funny! Writing Humor You Can Sell" we are offering a 12-week email course gears towards writing humorous pieces.  Learn what makes readers laugh, where to find ideas, how to write humorous pieces, how to add humor to serious articles, and how to market your material.  Through the course you will work with Gene and generate 6 pieces.  Pieces that you will be able to send out to the marketplace.


Master Course: Monologue Writing

NEW! 8 Steps to Writing YOUR Monologue.  This one of Round Table's email courses. With this course, we walk you through the process of generating a monologue.  The finished monologue will be yours based on your topic and using your lines.  We will offer feedback and comments on your work through the process.  In addition, we will show you have we used the system to develop our own monologue.  At the conclusion of he course, you will have 2 routines.


The Ten Commandments of Comedy

NEW! Now Available  By Gene Perret.  In this hardcover book, Gene gives his common sense rules to make comedy work.  As a writer or performer, you can check your work against these rules to make sure your humor will be surefire.


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Write Your Book NOW! By Gene Perret. Listed as #3 in The Writer's "10 of 2011's Terrific Writing Books." of Gene shares his system to help you finish the book you've always wanted to write. $15.95

Breakfasts with Archangel Shecky By Gene Perret. In this entertaining allegory, Archangel Shecky dispenses his "divine" wisdom to a struggling young comic from Philadelphia. His counsel is not limited to show business. Archangel Shecky's no-nonsense advice will be just the thing you need to become a success in your field of endeavor. $19.95

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The New Comedy Writing Step by Step By Gene Perret. Many working writers and comedians confirm that the earlier edition of this book was influential in launching or furthering their careers. This is the new revised and updated version. $14.95

Tales from the Script

The Behind-the-Camera Adventures of a TV Comedy Writer by Gene Perret. Gene began his writing career as a hobby in Philadelphia. He transformed it into a full-time career writing for some of the biggest names in Hollywood.


Talk About Hope: Two Bob Hope Writers Trade Stories By Gene Perret and Martha Bolton. Gene and Martha share their stories of working with Bob Hope -- the rehearsals, late minute line changes, and even those infamous writers' meetings. A tribute to a great entertainer by two of his writers. $6.95

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Become a Richer Writer By Gene Perret. An inspirational guide for getting your career moving faster and further -- no matter your current level. Learn to broaden your strengths, develop new areas and tackle new territory. $14.95 $9.95 On Sale!

Damn! That's Funny! Writing Humor You Can Sell! By Gene Perret. In this book, Gene shares his know-how on what makes readers laugh, where to find ideas, how to write humorous pieces, how to add humor to serious pieces and even how to market your material.


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Unleashing Your Creativity After 50! Many of our dreams evaporated, dissolved, or were shunted aside for more traditional and practical pursuits. With families raise, roots set, and careers under control, it's time. Carpe Diem. Become the actor, writer, painter, craftsman you've always wanted to be. Gene knows something about being creative after 50. He shows the readers the whys and hows of getting your sidelined creativity back on track. $14.95

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Growing Older is So Much Fun Everybody's Doing It By Gene Perret. With this book, you can laugh your way through the Golden Years. $6.95

Marriage is Forever...Some Days Longer By Gene Perret. Gene takes a humorous look at the institution of marriage. $6.95

Retirement: Twice the Time, Half the Money By Gene Perret. With this book, Gene shows you how to laugh your way through retirement. $6.95

Grandchildren are so Much Fun we Should have had Them first By Gene Perret. In this book, Gene takes a funny look at the magical relationship between grandparents and grandkids. $6.95

HMOs Home Remedies & Other Medical Jokes By Linda Perret. A funny look at the medical profession. This joke book pokes fun at the medical system, insurance, and even some of the crazy remedies people have tried to avoid doctors. $6.95

Hard Luck Jollies by Dobie Maxwell CD

CD featuring the comedy of Dobie Maxwell. There are 21 comedy bits featured on this one CD including the Semi-Official Mr. Lucky Song.


CD/Book Scott Wood Combo Pack

CD/Book Combination Package featuring Mr. Punchline, Scott Wood. 

Do I Look Stupid? is a live CD featuring 15 of Scott's comedy bits including "Buy in Bulk" and "Neighborhood Bully."

The Fast and The Funny! is a spiral bound book of exercises to get the comedy lines flowing.  This is a small 32-page book designed to be convenient to take along anywhere.


The Dented Can - Dobie Maxwell DVD

Dobie Maxwell has performed at many comedy clubs around the country, but now you can catch his act without leaving home.  This DVD features one of Dobie's live performances in this color DVD. Running time is 1 hour, 5 minutes. 


Master Course in Joke Writing with Gene Perret

One of our most popular courses.  The Master Course in Joke Writing is a 12-Week email program.  Assignments are emailed to students, they work on the lessons, send their work back to us, and Gene reviews it and emails back his comments.    Program is now being offered year-round and you may start at any time.


Comedy Writers Workout

Email program.  An exercise is emailed to participants on a weekly basis along with a deadline.  Work is sent back and RT will review and email you our comments. Fees:

$80.00 - 12 Weeks

$60.00 - 8 Weeks

$40.00 - 4 Weeks

Price: $


Round Table is an online subscription-based newsletter for people interested in a career in comedy writing and performing that was founded by Gene Perret. Features how-to articles, inspiration, interviews, markets and more. Rates are: $50.00 - 12 months $35.00 - 6 months $10.00 - 1 month

Price: $

Round Table - Printout Sevice Want to enjoy the Round Table newsletter but don't have regular access to the Internet? Add this service to your subscription and once a month we will send you a printout of all the updates to the Round Table pages during the month. (Not available with 1-Month Subscription.) $20.00

Critiquing Services

Many of you have asked, so we have added our Critiquing Services to our online store.  If you have a routine, article, sketch, script, or book that you would like us to review you can so here.  Prices are:

Monologues (up to 35 jokes) - $100.00 each
Humorous Article (Up to 1200 words) - $75.00 each
Sketches - $75.00 each
Sitcoms (up to 50 pages) - $250.00      each
Book (Full Manuscript) - $350.00    each


Price: $

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Christmas Ornament - Joke is a series...

NEW!  Just in time for the holidays!   A Christmas Tree Ornament featuring every comedy writer's mantra: A JOKE is a series of words that ends in a paycheck."  Ornament is red with gold lettering and measures approximately 3 inches in diameter.   

For a limited time:  This item is a free gift when you pre-order Gene and Linda's newest books.  Contact us for more details.


Round Table Coffee Mug

Enjoy your morning coffee with Round Table.  Limited Supply!

$8.95 $5.00 On Sale!

Contest Entry Fee

Currently, all contests are closed but check back later for updates.  For further information and rules, go to the contest page on this website.  Entry Fees are non-refundable.