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- HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99
?A psychologically nuanced, tough-minded portrait? of the New York filmmaker and his relationships with Mia Farrow and Soon-Yi Previn ( Publishers Weekly ). Writer, director, actor, humorist. Woody Allen stands as one of our era?s most celebrated artists. Starting in the 1950s, Allen began crafting a larger?than?life neurotic persona that has... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 24.99
Well hello to you, Dear Book Peruser and thank you for your kind interest in my book o'Miranda. Here you will find my favourite six scripts, hand-picked from all three series, with introductions by moi, and some other tit-bits, and silliness. Because no book of this ilk should be without tit-bits and silliness. If nothing else it's fun to say... more...
- 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...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 15.99
Masterclass: Writing 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 and... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 18.00
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE A.V. CLUB ? Includes new interviews! From the writer and director of Knocked Up and the producer of Freaks and Geeks comes a collection of intimate, hilarious conversations with the biggest names in comedy from the past thirty years?including Mel Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld,... more...
- Silvertail Books 2015; US$ 3.99
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...