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- Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 9.99
New Yorker." ?David Pitt, Booklist Is Chris Elliott a highly successful and beloved comedian?or a slightly dim-witted notalent from a celebrity family who managed to convince a generation of disillusioned youth that he was funny? From a ghastly childhood on the posh Upper East Side to his first job entertaining mobsters with his Judy Garland... more...
- Simon & Schuster UK 2012; Not Available
Along with my own personal story, I am going to write down a few things that may amuse you (or even take you down some other emotional path) and I'll let you in on a few so-far-unrevealed aspects of my life. I'll try to leave out the boring bits. Don't be thinking this is easy for me. I'm darn good at getting under other people's skin, but opening... more...
- 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 & 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$ 14.67
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...
- Touchstone 2013; US$ 15.99
Veteran comedian Artie Lange turns an unflinching eye and his signature wit on his perilous descent into drug addiction, life-threatening depression, and ultimately, his recovery, in the follow-up to his hilariously raw debut, the #1 New York Times bestseller Too Fat to Fish . At a high point in his career, Artie Lange played a sold-out show in... more...
- Random House 2013; US$ 14.67
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...