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Comedy

  • Keeping Quietby Julian Dutton

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 14.99

    Keeping Quiet is a love-letter to the modern sight-gag on film and television, tracing the history of physical clowning since the advent of sound. Taking up the story of visual humour where Paul Merton’s Silent Comedy leaves off, Julian Dutton charts the lives and work of all the great comedians who chose to remain silent, from Charlie Chaplin... more...

  • A Book for Herby Bridget Christie

    Random House 2015; US$ 23.98

    Bridget Christie is a stand-up comedian, idiot and feminist. On the 30th of April 2012, a man farted in the Women?s Studies Section of a bookshop and it changed her life forever. A Book For Her details Christie?s twelve years of anonymous toil in the bowels of stand-up comedy and the sudden epiphany that made her, unbelievably, one of the most... more...

  • Sick in the Headby Judd Apatow

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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 Barr, Harold Ramis, Louis C.K., Chris Rock, and Lena Dunham.... more...

  • Funny on Purposeby Joe Randazzo; John Hodgman

    Chronicle Books LLC 2015; US$ 14.99

    It takes guts to be a comedian, and it takes smarts to make a living off it. In this insider's guide, former Onion Editor Joe Randazzo delivers a funny and insightful blueprint for those looking to turn their sense of humor into a vocation. Explaining how it works and how to break in, Joe provides tips and guidance, outlines successful career paths,... more...

  • Humor, Entertainment, and Popular Culture during World War Iby Clémentine Tholas-Disset; Karen A. Ritzenhoff

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Humor and entertainment were vital to the war effort during World War I. While entertainment provided relief to soldiers in the trenches, it also built up support for the war effort on the home front. This book looks at transnational war culture by examining seemingly light-hearted discourses on the Great War. more...

  • The Voyage of The Golden Handshakeby Terry Waite

    Silvertail Books 2015; US$ 4.36

    On a cold morning in Grimsby, Albert Hardcastle wakes up to the first day of his retirement. His days of working in a shop are behind him, and he and his wife Alice decide to celebrate by taking the luxury cruise they always dreamed of. Meanwhile, on the Essex coast, Rear Admiral Sir Benbow Harrington, a retired Royal Navy officer, is trying to assemble... more...

  • Make 'em Laugh! American Humorists of the 20th and 21st Centuriesby Zeke Jarvis

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 89.00

    This unprecedented look at the history of satire in America showcases the means by which our society is informed by humor?from the way we examine the news, to how we communicate with each other, to what we seek out for entertainment. From biographical information to critical reception of material and personalities, the book features humorists from... more...

  • Masterclass: Writing Comedy: Teach Yourselfby Lesley Bown

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    Masterclass: Writing Comedy will reveal to both beginners and experienced writers the distinctive features that mark out comedy from other forms of creative writing. Having identified these, it will help you then to unlock your inner anarchist, and explore the different elements of comedy, using a combination of practical exercises, insight and... more...

  • Masterclass: Writing Comedy: Teach Yourselfby Lesley Bown

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    Masterclass: Write Great Comedy will reveal to both beginners and experienced writers the distinctive features that mark out comedy from other forms of creative writing. Having identified these, it will help you then to unlock your inner anarchist, and explore the different elements of comedy, using a combination of practical exercises, insight... more...

  • Masterclass: Writing Comedy: Teach Yourselfby Lesley Bown

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 16.62

    Masterclass: Write Great Comedy will reveal to both beginners and experienced writers the distinctive features that mark out comedy from other forms of creative writing. Having identified these, it will help you then to unlock your inner anarchist, and explore the different elements of comedy, using a combination of practical exercises, insight... more...