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Comedy

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  • Yes Pleaseby Amy Poehler

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 22.99

    Do you want to get to know the woman we first came to love on Comedy Central's Upright Citizens Brigade ? Do you want to spend some time with the lady who made you howl with laughter on Saturday Night Live , and in movies like Baby Mama , Blades of Glory , and They Came Together ? Do you find yourself daydreaming about hanging out with the actor... more...

  • So, Anyway...by John Cleese

    Random House 2014; US$ 31.98

    Candid and brilliantly funny , this is the story of how a tall, shy youth from Weston-super-Mare went on to become a self-confessed legend. En route, John Cleese describes his nerve-racking first public appearance, at St Peter?s Preparatory School at the age of eight and five-sixths; his endlessly peripatetic home life with parents who seemed incapable... more...

  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)by Mindy Kaling

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 14.00

    Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck?impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence ?Can I just say one last thing about this,... more...

  • Comedyby Matthew Bevis

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    To consider comedy in its many incarnations is to raise diverse but related questions: what, for instance, is humour, and how may it be used (or abused)? When do we laugh, and why? What is it that writers and speakers enjoy - and risk - when they tell a joke, indulge in bathos, talk nonsense, or encourage irony? This Very Short Introduction explores... more...

  • Robin Williams - When the Laughter Stops 1951-2014by Emily Herbert

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 8.74

    With his twinkling eyes, boundless energy and unrivalled natural wit, Robin Williams was the comedian who brought laughter to a generation. Through roles in cherished films such as Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, Aladdin and Hook, he became the genial face of family comedy. His child-like enthusiasm was infectious, sweeping viewers away. Allied to his... more...

  • Masterclass: Writing Comedy: Teach Yourselfby Lesley Bown

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    Masterclass: Write Great Comedy will reveal to both beginners and experienced writers the distinctive features that mark out comedy from other forms of creative writing. Having identified these, it will help you then to unlock your inner anarchist, and explore the different elements of comedy, using a combination of practical exercises, insight... more...

  • Get Started in Stand-Up Comedyby Logan Murray

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    A new edition of Be A Great Stand-Up , now fully revised and updated with new material on setting up and running a comedy night and mining almost any subject for jokes. Logan Murray has successfully taught the techniques of stand-up comedy to thousands, and in this book he distils his years of experience into the essential skills for a great... more...

  • Masterclass: Writing Comedy: Teach Yourselfby Lesley Bown

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    Masterclass: Write Great Comedy will reveal to both beginners and experienced writers the distinctive features that mark out comedy from other forms of creative writing. Having identified these, it will help you then to unlock your inner anarchist, and explore the different elements of comedy, using a combination of practical exercises, insight... more...

  • Masterclass: Writing Comedy: Teach Yourselfby Lesley Bown

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 17.77

    Masterclass: Write Great Comedy will reveal to both beginners and experienced writers the distinctive features that mark out comedy from other forms of creative writing. Having identified these, it will help you then to unlock your inner anarchist, and explore the different elements of comedy, using a combination of practical exercises, insight... more...

  • The Voyage of The Golden Handshakeby Terry Waite

    Silvertail Books 2015; US$ 7.28

    On a cold morning in Grimsby, Albert Hardcastle wakes up to the first day of his retirement. His days of working in a shop are behind him, and he and his wife Alice decide to celebrate by taking the luxury cruise they always dreamed of. Meanwhile, on the Essex coast, Rear Admiral Sir Benbow Harrington, a retired Royal Navy officer, is trying to assemble... more...