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- OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2014; US$ 12.99
What would you do if everyone in the world hated you? Would you run? Would you fight? Or would you try to make them laugh? Donald Robertson has no mates and he isn?t funny. But with guidance from his new mentor Gary, he hopes that this is all about to change. Donald Robertson Is Not A Stand Up Comedian is a darkly comic coming... more...
- Hyperink 2012; US$ 4.95
She jokes. She writes. She acts. She hosts. She produces. Is she a budding tycoon? A whirling typhoon? Well, yes and yes. Chelsea Handler is at once a sexy, sharp-tongued comic, a highly-rated television host, a best-selling author, and, of late, a sitcom actress playing her own sister. more...
- OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2015; US$ 16.99
Part clown manual, part storytelling and part rant ? The Clown Manifesto covers the experiences, philosophies and methods of the clown performer/director/teacher Nalleslavski. A book for clowns, physical comedians, actors, musicians, jugglers, puppeteers, magicians, street performers and dancers. Whatever form your clowning takes ? theatre, street... more...
- OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2015; US$ 12.99
Hot on the heels of her bestselling first volume of Comic Monologues for Women , Katy Wix has written another forty brand-spanking new speeches. Finding original and amusing material to perform can be a daunting task, especially for women. This second collection of comic monologues provides female performers with even more choice and opportunity... more...
- OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 7.99
In this Very Short Introduction Bart Van Es analyses Shakespeare's comedic plays, picking out the family resemblances across these works. He considers their shared themes such as confusion and cross dressing, misguided love, twins and substitutions, and explores the bard's verbal artistry and wit. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 17.48
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man?s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times ? Newsday ? Esquire ? NPR ? Booklist Trevor Noah?s unlikely... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95
Ian Wilkie contends that comic acting is a distinct art form, and as such demands a unique skillset. By exploring the ways in which performance choices and improvised moments can work in conjunction with texts themselves, Performing in Comedy offers an indispensable practical tool for enhancing comic performance. This volume is a must-read for... more...
- Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 10.20
'It's the kind of f***-up that would normally have Malcolm Tucker, Number 10's Communications Director, the master of spin and the "Matrix" spitting blood .. . No, the guilty party in this instance is none other than Tucker himself. The man who likes to keep an iron grip on every news item in the media and every policy announcement that comes... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 84.99
From the terrified double-takes of Lou Costello and Bob Hope and the rapid-fire wisecracks of Michael Keaton's Beetlejuice to the ghoulish sight gags of Shaun of the Dead , horror and humor have been intertwined, on screens large and small, for decades. This edited collection of essays surveys the rich and varied history of the horror-comedy... more...