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Comedy

  • I'm Not a Terrorist, But I've Played One On TVby Maz Jobrani

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 24.00

    A hilarious and moving memoir of growing up Iranian in America, and the quest to make it in Hollywood without having to wear a turban, tote a bomb, or get kicked in the face by Chuck Norris. When he first started out in show business, Maz Jobrani endured suggestions that he spice up his stand-up act by wearing ?the outfit,? fielded questions about... more...

  • Performance and Identity in Irish Stand-Up Comedyby Susanne Colleary

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    One of the cultural phenomena to occur in Ireland in the last two decades has been the highly successful growth of stand-up comedy as a popular entertainment genre. This book examines stand-up comedy from the perspective of the narrated self, through the prism of the fabricated comedy persona, including Tommy Tiernan, Dylan Moran and Maeve Higgins.... more...

  • Silver Screen Fiendby Patton Oswalt

    Scribner 2015; Not Available

    New York Times bestselling author, comedian, and actor Patton Oswalt shares his entertaining memoir about coming of age as a performer and writer in the late ?90s while obsessively watching classic films at the legendary New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles. Between 1995 and 1999, Patton Oswalt lived with an unshakeable addiction. It wasn?t drugs,... more...

  • Silver Screen Fiendby Patton Oswalt

    Scribner 2015; Not Available

    New York Times bestselling author, comedian, and actor Patton Oswalt shares his entertaining memoir about coming of age as a performer and writer in the late ?90s while obsessively watching classic films at the legendary New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles. Between 1995 and 1999, Patton Oswalt lived with an unshakeable addiction. It wasn?t drugs,... more...

  • Silver Screen Fiendby Patton Oswalt

    Scribner 2015; US$ 25.00

    New York Times bestselling author, comedian, and actor Patton Oswalt shares his entertaining memoir about coming of age as a performer and writer in the late ?90s while obsessively watching classic films at the legendary New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles. Between 1995 and 1999, Patton Oswalt lived with an unshakeable addiction. It wasn?t drugs,... more...

  • I Didn't Get Where I Am Todayby David Nobbs

    Random House 2014; US$ 12.78

    As a small boy David Nobbs survived the Second World War unscathed, until his bedroom ceiling fell on him when the last bomb to be dropped on Britain by the Germans landed near his home. It was the nearest he came to the war, but National Service would later make him one of Britain's most reluctant soldiers. It was an unforgettable and often unpleasant... more...

  • I Must Sayby Martin Short

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 19.99

    In this engagingly witty, wise, and heartfelt memoir, Martin Short tells the tale of how a showbiz obsessed kid from Canada transformed himself into one of Hollywood?s favorite funnymen, known to his famous peers as the ?comedian?s comedian.? Short takes the reader on a rich, hilarious, and occasionally heartbreaking ride through his life and times,... more...

  • Thinking About It Only Makes It Worseby David Mitchell

    Guardian Faber Publishing 2014; US$ 11.65

    What's wrong with calling a burglar brave? Why are people so f***ing hung up about swearing? Why do the asterisks in that sentence make it okay? Why do so many people want to stop other people doing things, and how can they be stopped from stopping them? Why is every film and TV programme a sequel or a remake? Why are we so reliant on perpetual diversion... more...

  • So Anywayby John Cleese

    Doubleday Canada 2014; US$ 32.95

    John Cleese?s huge comedic influence has stretched across generations; his sharp irreverent eye and the unique brand of physical comedy he perfected with Monty Python, on Fawlty Towers , and beyond now seem written into comedy?s DNA. In this rollicking memoir, So, Anyway? , Cleese takes readers on a Grand Tour of his ascent in the entertainment... more...

  • Still Open All Hoursby Graham McCann

    Ebury Publishing 2014; US$ 30.38

    From its first episode in 1973, Open All Hours was an instant hit. Audiences around Britain loved its familiar setting, good natured humour, and the hilarious partnership of Ronnie Barker and David Jason. Whilst it only ran for 26 episodes, it firmly cemented itself as a British comedy classic. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the... more...