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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...

  • I Must Sayby Martin Short

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 19.99

    In this engagingly witty, wise, and heartfelt memoir, Martin Short tells the tale of how a showbiz obsessed kid from Canada transformed himself into one of Hollywood?s favorite funnymen, known to his famous peers as the ?comedian?s comedian.? Short takes the reader on a rich, hilarious, and occasionally heartbreaking ride through his life and times,... 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...

  • Performance and Identity in Irish Stand-Up Comedyby Susanne Colleary

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    One of the cultural phenomena to occur in Ireland in the last two decades has been the highly successful growth of stand-up comedy as a popular entertainment genre. This book examines stand-up comedy from the perspective of the narrated self, through the prism of the fabricated comedy persona, including Tommy Tiernan, Dylan Moran and Maeve Higgins.... more...

  • Make 'Em Laughby Michael Kantor; Laurence Maslon

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 47.01

    From the most popular routines and the most ingenious physical shtick to the snappiest wisecracks and the most biting satire of the last century, MAKE 'EM LAUGH illuminates who we are as a nation by exploring what makes us laugh, and why. Authors Laurence Maslon and Michael Kantor draw on countless sources to chronicle the past century of American... more...

  • Make 'Em Laughby Michael Kantor; Laurence Maslon

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; Not Available

    From the most popular routines and the most ingenious physical shtick to the snappiest wisecracks and the most biting satire of the last century, MAKE 'EM LAUGH illuminates who we are as a nation by exploring what makes us laugh, and why. Authors Laurence Maslon and Michael Kantor draw on countless sources to chronicle the past century of American... more...

  • Funny on Purposeby Joe Randazzo; John Hodgman

    Chronicle Books LLC 2015; US$ 14.99

    It takes guts to be a comedian, and it takes smarts to make a living off it. In this insider's guide, former Onion Editor Joe Randazzo delivers a funny and insightful blueprint for those looking to turn their sense of humor into a vocation. Explaining how it works and how to break in, Joe provides tips and guidance, outlines successful career paths,... more...

  • I'm Not a Terrorist, But I've Played One On TVby Maz Jobrani

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 24.00

    A hilarious and moving memoir of growing up Iranian in America, and the quest to make it in Hollywood without having to wear a turban, tote a bomb, or get kicked in the face by Chuck Norris. When he first started out in show business, Maz Jobrani endured suggestions that he spice up his stand-up act by wearing ?the outfit,? fielded questions about... 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...

  • The Funny Thing Is...by Ellen DeGeneres

    Simon & Schuster 2003; US$ 15.00

    Ellen DeGeneres published her first book of comic essays, the #1 bestselling My Point...and I Do Have One, way back in 1996. Not one to rest on her laurels, the witty star of stage and screen has since dedicated her life to writing a hilarious new book. That book is this book. After years of painstaking, round-the-clock research, surviving on a... more...