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- Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 15.00
Hello, I am Mike Birbiglia and I want you to read my book. Too on the nose? Sorry. Let me dial it back. I?m Mike Birbiglia and I?m a comedian. You may know me from Comedy Central or This American Life or The Bob & Tom Show , but you?ve never seen me like this before. Naked. Wait, that?s the name of another book. Also I?m not naked as there... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 18.95 US$ 16.50
A fascinating exploration of the philosophy behind NBC’s hit TV series, 30 Rock With edgy writing and a great cast, 30 Rock is one of the funniest television shows on the air—and where hilarity ensues, philosophical questions abound: Are Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy ethical heroes? Kenneth redefines "goody two shoes", but what does... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.24
Picking up where he left off in My Booky Wook , movie star and comedian Russell Brand details his rapid climb to fame and fortune in a shockingly candid, resolutely funny, and unbelievably electrifying tell-all: Booky Wook 2. Brand?s performances in Arthur , Get Him to the Greek , and Forgetting Sarah Marshall have earned him a place in fans?... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 15.00
Now, I don't want to get off on a rant here The New York Times called Dennis Miller's The Rants "a pleasing mix of profanity and wit...that will make fans of his irreverent liberal angst laugh out loud." Readers across the nation clearly agreed, because the book stayed on the Times hardcover bestseller list for months, with more than 130,000... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 14.09
On the surface it may seem slightly surprising that a master of verbal humour should also be a devotee of silent comedy, but Paul Merton is completely passionate about the early days of Hollywood comedy and the comic geniuses who dominated it. His knowledge is awesome - as anyone who watched his BBC 4 series Silent Clowns or attended the events... 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...
- 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...
- Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 11.66
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$ 6.79
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...