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- 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$ 18.99
A smart, witty and accessible guide to the rewarding and joyful practice of improvisation. ? Classic improv games and variations ? Telling stories and creating characters ? Using improv to make theatre and comedy, from monologues to full-scale productions An asset to students and teachers of improvisation in schools, drama schools, higher... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2000; US$ 11.99
Best known for his sweet-natured character Latka on Taxi, Andy Kaufman was the most influential comic of the generation that produced David Letterman, John Belushi, and Robin Williams. A regular on the early days of Saturday Night Live (where he regularly disrupted planned skits), Kaufman quickly became known for his idiosyncratic roles and for performances... more...
- 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...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00
Outrageous, raw, and painfully funny true stories straight from the life of the actor, comedian, and much-loved cast member of The Howard Stern Show ?with a foreword by Howard Stern. When Artie Lange joined the permanent cast of The Howard Stern Show in 2001, it was possibly the greatest thing ever to happen in the Stern universe, second... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 15.00
In a hilarious look at real life on the comedy circuit, some of America's most famous comics share their own stories of life on the road, gigs gone wrong, and unexpected, zany moments, with contributions by Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Mike Myers, Bill Maher, Joan Rivers, Jeff Foxworthy, and others. more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00
The creator and executive producer of Everybody Loves Raymond , on how to make a sitcom classic and keep laughing This laugh-out-loud memoir takes readers backstage and inside the writers? room of one of America?s best-loved shows. With more than 17 million viewers and more than seventy Emmy nominations?including two wins for best comedy? Everybody... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99
An American comic icon tells the story of his second?act rise from obscurity to multimedia stardom. "When I was a kid," writes Rodney Dangerfield, "I worked tough places in show business??places like Fonzo's Knuckle Room. Or Aldo's, formerly Vito's, formerly Nunzio's. That was a tough joint. I looked at the menu. They had broken leg of lamb." For... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
In his memoir American on Purpose , Craig Ferguson, host of The Late, Late Show , traces his journey from working-class Glasgow to the comedic limelight of Hollywood and American citizenship. Moving and achingly funny, American on Purpose moves from Ferguson?s early life as an alcoholic to his stint on The Drew Carey Show to his decision to become... more...
- Touchstone 2009; US$ 24.99
FROM GROWING UP IN DETROIT, where he marched as a ten-year-old with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to attending the inauguration of President Barack Obama, where he narrowly avoided the Purple Tunnel of Doom but still saw nothing, David Alan Grier examines how he -- and America -- have changed for the better and the funnier. Within these pages, Grier... more...