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  • The Sturgeon General Recommends Cait Harrisby Cait Harris

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2013; US$ 1.30

    The Sturgeon General is an anthology of comedic writing, compiling short works of fiction and non-fiction and other miscellany for the hilarious good of all. Each issue features the work of a single comedy writer. Cait Harris's collection of short stories is deeply disturbing yet intensely funny. The stories range from that of a young girl... more...

  • The Sturgeon General Recommends Geoff Lemonby Geoff Lemon

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2013; US$ 1.30

    The Sturgeon General is an anthology of comedic writing, compiling short works of fiction and non-fiction and other miscellany for the hilarious good of all. Each issue features the work of a single comedy writer. This edition is a collection of non-fiction articles from writer Geoff Lemon. It includes his article from 2011 'You Shut Your... more...

  • The Sturgeon General Recommends Adam Norrisby Adam Norris

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2013; US$ 1.30

    The Sturgeon General is an anthology of comedic writing, compiling short works of fiction and non-fiction and other miscellany for the hilarious good of all. Each issue features the work of a single comedy writer. Adam Norris's short story 'One Black Stone' features a post-rapture world suffering from seven strange plagues. But it turns out... more...

  • Through it All I've Always Laughedby Count Arthur Strong

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 8.99

    Count Arthur Strong tells the story of his extraordinary journey from his humble early years as the only son of contortionist in wartime Doncaster to the dizzy heights and excesses of fame as one of the shining lights of popular entertainment. Count Arthur Strong is a show business legend, after-dinner speaker and a leading authority on Ancient... more...

  • Let Me Off at the Top!by Ron Burgundy

    Crown/Archetype 2013; US$ 22.00

    Ron Burgundy is known to all as the lead anchorman of San Diego's award-winning Action 4 News Team and anchor of the first 24-hour news channel, GNN (Global News Network), but few know the real man behind the news desk. In  LET ME OFF AT THE TOP! My Classy Life and Other Musings  he will share never-before-told stories of his childhood and the events... more...

  • Playboys and Killjoysby Harry Levin

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 29.99

    Harry Levin--one of America's leading literary critics--offers a brilliant and original study of the whole world of comedy, concentrating on playwrights through the centuries, from Aristophanes and Plautus in classical times to Bernard Shaw and Bertolt Brecht and their recent successors. more...

  • I Must Sayby Martin Short

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • Cosbyby Mark Whitaker

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 29.99

    The first major biography of an American icon, comedian Bill Cosby. Based on extensive research and in-depth interviews with Cosby and more than sixty of his closest friends and associates, it is a frank, fun and fascinating account of his life and historic legacy. Far from the gentle worlds of his routines or TV shows, Cosby grew up in a Philadelphia... more...

  • Comic Geniusby Matt Hoyle; Mel Brooks

    Chronicle Books LLC 2013; US$ 29.99

    This star-studded tribute to the kings and queens of comedy draws together such legendary names as Steve Martin, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais, and many more. Granted extraordinary access, photographer Matt Hoyle has captured his subjects in portraits that are works of art in themselves?by turns zany and deadpan,... more...

  • A Few Well-Frozen Wormsby Ronnie Barker

    Ebury Publishing 2014; US$ 12.68

    With a fondness for spoonerisms and double entendres, Ronnie Barker is one of the nation?s greatest comics. Gathered together in this second ?best of? volume is a cocktail of his sketches and monologues from every strand of his long and brilliant career. more...