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- Random House 2009; US$ 12.68
Peter Kay's unerring gift for observing the absurdities and eccentricities of family life has earned himself a widespread, everyman appeal. These vivid observations coupled with a kind of nostalgia that never fails to grab his audience's shared understanding, have earned him comparisons with Alan Bennett and Ronnie Barker. In his award winning TV... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 12.68
Beyond a Joke is a celebration of comedy - one of the modern world's most dominant and compelling art forms - but it is also the story of comedy's dark side, homing in on the scandals that have surrounded some of light entertainment's biggest stars, and telling it as it is, featuring insight from one who was there at the time. While Beyond a... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 14.00
Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck?impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence ?Can I just say one last thing about this,... more...
- Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 11.65
Experience how it feels to be the subject of a blasphemy prosecution! Find out why 'wool' is a funny word! See how jokes work, their inner mechanisms revealed, before your astonished face! In 2001, after over a decade in the business, Stewart Lee quit stand-up, disillusioned and drained, and went off to direct a loss-making musical, Jerry Springer:... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 17.99
Tina Fey?s Bossypants meets David Carr?s The Night of the Gun in Darrell Hammond?sgroundbreaking memoir, God, If You?re Not Up There, I?m F*cked ?a raw look inside the troubled life and mind of anAmerican comic genius. By turns poignant and hilarious, Hammond takes readersfrom the set of Saturday Night Live , where he was the show?slongest-tenured... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 20.99
A funny and personal portrait of the comedian who became the headline-making, ground-breaking star of The Colbert Report . "My name is Stephen Colbert, but I actually play someone on television named Stephen Colbert, who looks like me and talks like me, but who says things with a straight face [that] he doesn't mean."?Stephen Colbert No... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 22.99
The first biography of the comedic genius behind the cult favorite TV show "Da Ali G Show" and the high grossing?and gross out?smash film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. If the millions of fans who flocked to the blockbuster films Borat and Talladega Nights tuned in to Sacha Baron Cohen's... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 18.00
This reissue of Bob Woodword?s classic book about John Belushi?one of the most interesting performers and personalities in show business history??is told with the same narrative style that Woodward employed so effectively in All the President?s Men and The Final Days ? ( Chicago Tribune ). John Belushi was found dead of a drug overdose March 5,... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 10.99
Alexei knew he was doomed to be different the day he was taken to see Sergei Eisentein's Alexander Nevsky instead of Walt Disney's Bambi. Born on the day that egg rationing came to an end, Alexei grew up with his parents and the Soviet Weekly. Each year they holidayed in Eastern Europe, where they were shown round locomotive factories and the sites... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 10.99
There are those who say - and Peter Cook himself was among them - that most of his humour was autobiographical. Others - and Peter Cook himself was among them -contend that this simply isn't the case. The truth, of course, lies somewhere in the middle. Peter Cook made President Kennedy wait in line to see him and visited Elizabeth Taylor in her... more...