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- University Press of Mississippi 2008; US$ 25.00
There was a time when rural comedians drew most of their humor from tales of farmers' daughters, hogs, hens, and hill country high jinks. Lum and Abner and Ma and Pa Kettle might not have toured happily under the "Redneck" marquee, but they were its precursors. In Ain't That a Knee-Slapper: Rural Comedy in the Twentieth Century ,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Includes all-new ma-ma-material! ALL NEW CHAPTER: Baba Booey?s Afghanistan Journal! and . . . the Shvoogie Buzzer story! One of pop culture?s great enduring unsung heroes: Gary Dell?Abate, Howard Stern Show producer, miracle worker, professional good sport, and servant to the King of All Media, tells the story... more...
- 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
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 it really mean... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
With his goofy smile, sleepy eyes, and stoner's laugh, Jim Breuer might not appear to be the most introspective comedian out there. The fact that he made his mark playing Goat Boy on Saturday Night Live and a recalcitrant toker in the stoner classic Half Baked doesn't help his reputation at all. But in I'm Not High , we meet a whole new Jim Breuer:... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00
"The most popular standup comic in the U.S." -- Time Whether he's breathing life into Walter, an old curmudgeon; Peanut, an over-caffeinated purple maniac; or Achmed, a screaming, skeletal, dead terrorist, comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is the straight man to some of the wildest, funniest partners in show business. All By My Selves... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 15.45
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...
- Random House 2010; US$ 15.98
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...
- St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 24.99
Michael Palin has kept a diary since newly married in the late 1960s, when he was beginning to make a name for himself as a TV scriptwriter (for The Two Ronnies, David Frost, etc). Monty Python was just around the corner. This volume of his diaries reveals how Python emerged and triumphed, how he, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, the two... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 14.38
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... more...