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  • Born a Crimeby Trevor Noah

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 28.00

    #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...

  • Performing in Comedyby Ian Wilkie

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Laughing Deadby Cynthia J. Miller; A. Bowdoin Van Riper

    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...

  • The Charlie Chaplin Bookby Robert Keene Thompson

    Dover Publications 2016; US$ 9.95

    Beloved around the world for his Little Tramp character, Charlie Chaplin was the most famous person on the planet during the early twentieth century, and his popularity endures to this day. Cinephiles and Chaplin aficionados will rejoice in these expert novelizations by a famed Hollywood screenwriter of the scripts for ten short films Chaplin made... more...

  • Joker Faceby Steve Best

    Random House 2017; US$ 18.32

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  • The Everything Guide to Comedy Writingby Mike Bent

    Adams Media 2009; US$ 15.95

    A guy walks into a bar... With this guide, aspiring comics will learn to navigate the complex world of comedy writing. Discover how to tap into your natural sense of humor through real-life examples and hands-on skill-building exercises. Learn the best ways to come up with ideas and write comedy that gets laughs--every time! Mike Bent , an accomplished... more...

  • Charlie Chaplin's Red Letter Daysby Fred Goodwins; David James; Dan Kamin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 37.99

    This is a behind-the-scenes look at film comedian Charlie Chaplin by an actor in Chaplin's stock company. In 1916 Fred Goodwins wrote more than thirty-five articles for Red Letter magazine that provide fascinating insights about Chaplin at work and play?articles that few have seen since they were written a century ago. more...

  • Book of Davidby D.J. Steinberg

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 23.00

    From award-winning comedian, director, writer, and producer David Steinberg comes the totally original, utterly blasphemous, and hysterically funny memoir of a young man who emerged from a traditional Jewish childhood to become an international star -- all because, it seems, he kept God in stitches. David Steinberg was raised in Winnipeg, Canada,... more...