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  • My Prefect Cousinby Kevin Eldon

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57

    Eliot, Heaney, Auden, Larkin, Plath. Faber & Faber are famous the world over for publishing the works of the giants of poetry. And now with My Prefect Cousin they are proud to introduce to you the poems of cult poet Paul Hamilton. Paul who? A reasonable question. Hamilton, once described by the Poetic Literary Review as 'a diabolical libertarian',... more...

  • No Applause--Just Throw Moneyby Trav S.D.

    Faber & Faber 2006; US$ 23.99

    A seriously funny look at the roots of American Entertainment When Groucho Marx and Charlie Chaplin were born, variety entertainment had been going on for decades in America, and like Harry Houdini, Milton Berle, Mae West, and countless others, these performers got their start on the vaudeville stage. From 1881 to 1932, vaudeville was at the... more...

  • The Oberon Book of Comic Monologues for Womenby Katy Wix; Jennifer Saunders

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2014; US$ 12.99

    'So Katy Wix has written this book of comic monologues and I may have to steal some of them. Although written for the female voice, I dare say they would stand up very well if you were a gentleman and changed the odd word or two. Here you have a book filled with brilliant characters and much funny. Each piece is bubbling with the quirky genius that... more...

  • The Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldiby Andrew McConnell Scott

    Canongate Books 2008; US$ 13.29

    The son of a deranged Italian immigrant, Joseph Grimaldi (1778-1837) was the most celebrated of English clowns. The first to use white-face make-up and wear outrageous coloured clothes, he completely transformed the role of the Clown in the pantomime with a look as iconic as Chaplin's tramp or Tommy Cooper's magician. One of the first celebrity comedians,... more...

  • The Second City Unscriptedby Mike Thomas

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 26.00

    In 1959, a group of like-minded Chicagoans joined forces to open a hip new venue dedicated to coffee, cigarettes, conversation, and comedy. The result, a nightly cabaret featuring a troupe of inventive young actors skewering everything from politics to popular culture in witty, rapid-fire, improvised scenes, not only made delighted audiences laugh?it... more...

  • Sick in the Headby Judd Apatow

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ?  NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE A.V. CLUB ?  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, Jon Stewart, Roseanne... 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...

  • 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 who... more...

  • The Sturgeon General Recommends Callum O'Donnellby Callum O'Donnell

    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. Callum O'Donnell writes smart, cynical stories that reflect the sorry state of the world. It includes the story of a man who imitates... 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 Goddamn... more...