From two veteran television directors, here 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. Most important, here is insider information that guides many of the key players--including actors, directors, writers, casting directors, costume designers, camera operators and editors--to a career in this exciting field.

Included is information on salary, unions, recommended classes, a glossary of television sitcom terminology, network contact information, exercises to learn comedy structure, on-line resources, and a list of every sitcom in television from 1947 to the present season!

The only source oflearning how to get a job (and keep it) in Situation Comedy.