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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 16.99
No matter how many times female comedians buck the conventional wisdom, people continue to ask: ?Are women funny?? The question has been nagging at women off and on (mostly on) for the past sixty years. It?s incendiary, much discussed, and, as proven in Yael Kohen?s fascinating oral history, totally wrongheaded. In We Killed , Kohen pieces together... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 28.99
Hilarious and heartfelt observations on aging from one of America?s favorite comedians as he turns 65, and a look back at a remarkable career Billy Crystal is turning 65, and he?s not happy about it. With his trademark wit and heart, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old, from insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 24.78
Growing up in a large Nigerian family in South London, Stephen K. Amos learnt early on to find the humour in every situation. Raised by his parents and extended family of 'aunts' and 'uncles', I Used to Say My Mother was Shirley Bassey tells the story of Stephen's chaotic upbringing in the carnival atmosphere of the late seventies and early eighties.... more...
- Faber and Faber 2012; US$ 14.57
Anton Chekhov's play Uncle Vanya in a new version by Christopher Hampton. This version will be first staged at the Vaudeville Theatre, London, on 25 October 2012 and run until 16 February 2013. 'It's often said that the best of the Chekhov plays is the one you've seen most recently. Uncle Vanya doesn't have a suicide, like The Seagull, or an adulterous... more...
- Random House 2013; US$ 35.53
One Leg Too Few will feature an extensive range of fresh interviews, previously unpublished archive material and a wealth of information about the most creative (and explosive) double act that British comedy has ever produced. One Leg Too Few is a book about an extraordinary relationship: a friendship, a partnership - almost, at times,... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 13.11
A comprehensive guide to P. G. Wodehouse's two best-loved comic characters, Bertram Wilbeforce Wooster and his valet ('Reggie') Jeeves, Bertie's friends and relatives and their world of sunshine, country houses and champagne. Although the stories may seem quintessentially English, they were for the most part written in the United States by a man who... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available
Point Your Face At This is a wonderfully entertaining book of cartoons and absurdity from Demetri Martin, the Perrier Award-winning comedian, and author of This Is A Book If you want to laugh, point your face at this. In his first book, This Is a Book, Demetri Martin introduced fans and readers to his unique brand of long-form humour... more...
- Random House 2013; US$ 12.77
For his many friends and fans, Peter Cook was quite simply the funniest man they'd ever encountered. And nearly eight years since his death, his status as one of Britain's greatest comedians shows no sign of shrinking. Despite his reputation for idleness, Peter Cook was a great comedy writer, who created countless outrageous sketches and articles... more...
- Hyperion 2004; US$ 9.99
When 21-year-old Jay Mohr moved from New Jersey to New York City to pursue his dream of stand-up stardom, he never thought the first real job he'd land would be on Saturday Night Live . But, surprisingly, that's just what he did. What followed were two unbelievable, grueling, and exciting years of feverishly keeping pace with his talented cohorts,... more...
- HarperCollins 2014; Not Available
Millions of viewers know and love Bob Saget from his role as the sweetly neurotic father on the smash hit Full House , and as the charming wisecracking host of America's Funniest Home Videos . And then there are the legions of fans who can't get enough of his scatological, out-of-his-mind stand-up routines, comedy specials, and outrageously profane... more...