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Comedy

  • The Complete A–Z of Everything Carry Onby Richard Webber

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 15.32

    The complete guide to everyone’s favourite films… saucy! more...

  • Screen Comedy and Online Audiencesby Inger-Lise Kalviknes Bore

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The question of why we laugh (or don't laugh) has intrigued scholars since antiquity. This book contributes to that debate by exploring how we evaluate screen comedy. What kinds of criteria do we use to judge films and TV shows that are meant to be funny? And what might that have to do with our social and cultural backgrounds, or with wider cultural... more...

  • Al Franken, Giant of the Senateby Al Franken

    Grand Central Publishing 2017; US$ 30.00

    #1 New York Times Bestseller "Flips the classic born-in-a-shack rise to political office tale on its head. I skipped meals to read this book - also unusual - because every page was funny. It made me deliriously happy." - Louise Erdrich, The New York Times p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 15.0px Tahoma; color: #212121;... more...

  • That’s Your Lotby Limmy

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 12.36

    This is Limmy’s second book. It’s a whole load of new, odd, and hilariously grim short stories. more...

  • Last Man Standingby James Curtis

    University Press of Mississippi 2017; US$ 25.00

    The story of the comic who took the stage with nothing but a newspaper and gave America an entirely new way to laugh more...

  • Charlie Chaplin's Red Letter Daysby Fred Goodwins; David James; Dan Kamin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 36.00

    This is a behind-the-scenes look at film comedian Charlie Chaplin by an actor in Chaplin's stock company. In 1916 Fred Goodwins wrote more than thirty-five articles for Red Letter magazine that provide fascinating insights about Chaplin at work and play—articles that few have seen since they were written a century ago. more...

  • Flying Funnyby Dudley Riggs

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    Dudley Riggs didn’t have to run away from home to join the circus. Home was the circus. Son of the acclaimed aerial flyers Riggs and Riggs, he made his circus debut as a polar prince parading in a wagon pulled by a polar bear. At the age of five, he graduated to a risqué vaudeville act during the circus off- season; at eight, he outgrew his cutes... more...

  • The Importance of Being Earnest & Other Playsby Oscar Wilde

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 1.26

    The four great comedies of Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan , A Woman of No Importance , An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest , were all written at the height of the controversial Irish author's powers in his last, doomed decade, the 1890s. They remain among the most-loved, and most-quoted, of all drama in the English language.... more...

  • Thank You for Coming to Hattiesburgby Todd Barry

    Gallery Books 2017; US$ 25.99

    From the veteran comedian and actor from The Wrestler and Louie comes a hilarious book of travel essays from his time on tour through secondary markets in the US, Canada, and Israel. Hello. It’s Todd Barry. Yes, the massively famous comedian. I have billions of fans all over the world, so I do my fair share of touring. While I love doing shows... more...

  • Now We Are 40by Tiffanie Darke

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 12.58

    What happened to Generation X? Millenials dominate our Facebook feeds and people bang on about the baby boomers – but what about us? The lost generation, the middle youth, the middle child of today. Are we still cool? more...