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  • Invincibleby Torben Betts

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2014; US$ 14.99

    The recession is biting hard so Emily and Oliver have decided to downsize and shift their middle-class London lifestyle to a small town in the north of England. They want to live, work and raise their two young children in a friendly community, among what Emily terms ‘real people’, away from the cold anonymity of the city. These left-leaning, well-educated... 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...

  • What, and Give Up Showbiz?by Rusty Berther

    The Five Mile Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    In showbiz there has always been an unspoken law that whatever happens on the road stays on the road until now. more...

  • Biography of Chelsea Handlerby Jeff Mudd

    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...

  • The Clown Manifestoby Nalle Laanela; Stacey Sacks

    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...

  • The Oberon Book of Comic Monologues for Women: Volume Twoby Katy Wix

    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...

  • Shakespeare's Comedies: A Very Short Introductionby Bart van Es

    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...

  • King of Comedyby Shawn Levy

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 6.79

    Shawn Levy's fascinating biography King of Comedy - the product of vast research and interviews with contemporaries, admirers, foes, and even, briefly, Lewis himself - traces the story of a man who defines High American Show Biz. At points along the time line of his career, Lewis has been the highest-paid performer in history in film, on television,... more...

  • Performing in Comedyby Ian Wilkie

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 47.95

    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...

  • The Thick of It: The Missing DoSAC Filesby Armando Iannucci; Ian Martin; Jesse Armstrong; Simon Blackwell; Tony Roche

    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...