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Comedy

  • Charlie Chaplinby Peter Ackroyd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.95

    A brief yet definitive new biography of one of film's greatest legends: perfect for readers who want to know more about the iconic star but who don't want to commit to a lengthy work. He was the very first icon of the silver screen and is one of the most recognizable of Hollywood faces, even a hundred years after his first film. But what of the... more...

  • Sick in the Headby Judd Apatow

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ?  NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE A.V. CLUB ?  From the writer and director of Knocked Up and the producer of Freaks and Geeks comes a collection of intimate, hilarious conversations with the biggest names in comedy from the past thirty years?including Mel Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Roseanne... more...

  • The Eleven Comediesby Aristophanes

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Eleven Comedies: Knights, Acharnaians, Peace, Lysistrata, The Clouds, The Wasps, The Birds, The Frogs, The Thesmophoriazusae, The Ecclesiazusae, and Plutus. Eleven of his forty plays have come down to us virtually complete. These, as well as fragments of some of his other plays, provide us with the only real example we have of a genre of comic... more...

  • Aristophanes: Frogs and Other Playsby Aristophanes; Stephen Halliwell

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 99.99

    This vibrant collection of verse translations of Aristophanes' works?featuring Clouds, Women at the Thesmophoria (or Thesmophoriazusae), and Frogs?combines historical accuracy with a sensitive attempt to capture the rich dramatic and literary qualities of Aristophanic comedy. more...

  • The Very Pointless Quiz Bookby Alexander Armstrong; Richard Osman

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 9.99

    Let hosts Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman guide you through the quiz rounds with their trademark warmth and humour and battle it out against your friends and family for Pointless glory. Perfect for playing along alone or with family and friends, The Very Pointless Quiz Book will test your knowledge and tease your brains. So how good are you... more...

  • The Ultimate South Park and Philosophyby Robert Arp; Kevin S. Decker; William Irwin

    Wiley 2013; US$ 17.95

    Enlightenment from the South Park gang faster than you can say, "Screw you guys, I'm going home"! The Ultimate South Park and Philosophy: Respect My Philosophah! presents a compilation of serious philosophical reflections on the twisted insights voiced by characters in TV’s most irreverent animated series. Offers readers a philosophically... more...

  • Ayoade on Ayoadeby Richard Ayoade

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 11.65

    In this book Richard Ayoade - actor, writer, director, and amateur dentist - reflects on his cinematic legacy as only he can: in conversation with himself. Over ten brilliantly insightful and often erotic interviews, Ayoade examines himself fully and without mercy, leading a breathless investigation into this once-in-a-generation visionary. ... more...

  • Modern Arabic Drama in Egyptby M. M. Badawi

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 36.00

    This book is the first critical survey of modern Egyptian drama during the period of its maturity from the 1930s to the present day. more...

  • The Trials and Triumphs of Les Dawsonby Louis Barfe

    Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 3.63

    Les Dawson: a comedian who, more than any other, spoke for the phlegmatic, resigned, sarcastic, glorious British way of life. This is his story. A Northern lad who climbed out of the slums thanks to an uncommonly brilliant mind, Les Dawson was always the underdog, but his bark was funnier and more incisive than many comics who claimed to bite.... more...

  • A Few Well-Frozen Wormsby Ronnie Barker

    Ebury Publishing 2014; US$ 12.68

    With a fondness for spoonerisms and double entendres, Ronnie Barker is one of the nation?s greatest comics. Gathered together in this second ?best of? volume is a cocktail of his sketches and monologues from every strand of his long and brilliant career. more...