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- Headline 2010; Not Available
The Stand-Up while Sitting Down Years...Jo Brand is one of our best-loved comedians, according to a quote she made up. This memoir is full of hard-won wisdom, hilarity and her views on life, laughs, friendships and all the good and bad things in the world. If she was Prime Minister, the country would be in even more of a mess than it is. more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2010; Not Available
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...
- Touchstone 2009; Not Available
An unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the rise and fall of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour -- the provocative, politically charged program that shocked the censors, outraged the White House, and forever changed the face of television. Decades before The Daily Show , The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour proved there was a place on television... more...
- Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 12.99
The hilarious and poignant account of how one woman found her comedic voice. Growing up in the Midwest, the youngest child of Catholic parents, Lizz Winstead learned early that the straightforward questions she posed to various authority figures around her?her parents, her parish priest, even an anti-abortion counselor?prompted many startled looks... more...
- Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 9.99
New Yorker." ?David Pitt, Booklist Is Chris Elliott a highly successful and beloved comedian?or a slightly dim-witted notalent from a celebrity family who managed to convince a generation of disillusioned youth that he was funny? From a ghastly childhood on the posh Upper East Side to his first job entertaining mobsters with his Judy Garland... more...
- Simon & Schuster UK 2012; Not Available
Along with my own personal story, I am going to write down a few things that may amuse you (or even take you down some other emotional path) and I'll let you in on a few so-far-unrevealed aspects of my life. I'll try to leave out the boring bits. Don't be thinking this is easy for me. I'm darn good at getting under other people's skin, but opening... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 16.99
No matter how many times female comedians buck the conventional wisdom, people continue to ask: ?Are women funny?? The question has been nagging at women off and on (mostly on) for the past sixty years. It?s incendiary, much discussed, and, as proven in Yael Kohen?s fascinating oral history, totally wrongheaded. In We Killed , Kohen pieces together... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 28.99
Hilarious and heartfelt observations on aging from one of America?s favorite comedians as he turns 65, and a look back at a remarkable career Billy Crystal is turning 65, and he?s not happy about it. With his trademark wit and heart, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old, from insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners... more...