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The Gospel According to Blindboy in 15 Short Stories

by Blindboy Boatclub Gill Books (October 27, 2017)

The Gospel According to Blindboy is a surreal and genre-defying collection of short stories and visual art exploring the myths, complacencies and contradictions at the heart of modern Ireland. Covering themes...


Cosby

by Mark Whitaker Simon & Schuster (August 14, 2014)

The first major biography of an American icon, comedian Bill Cosby. Based on extensive research and in-depth interviews with Cosby and more than sixty of his closest friends and associates, it is a frank, fun...


Between Us Girls :  Everything You Need To Know Before You Drop Your Panties

by Alessandra Cifali Basher Alessandra Basher (August 01, 2014)

A play that sheds a fun but informative light on the serious topics of teenage sex and sexually-transmitted infections. Five 16-year-old girls discuss virginity, the differences between boys and girls, masturbation,...


Everything I Ever Needed to Know About _____* I Learned from Monty Python

by Brian Cogan, Ph.D. & Jeff Massey, Ph.D. St. Martin's Press (March 18, 2014)

A comprehensive and hilarious guide to understanding the many Monty Python jokes and allusions

Throughout their five seasons on British television (and well into the troop's movie sequels and assorted solo projects),...


The Comedy Bible: From Stand-up to Sitcom--The Comedy Writer's Ultimate "How To" Guide

by Judy Carter Atria Books (May 04, 2010)

Judy Carter, guru to aspiring comedy writers and stand-up comics, tells all about the biz of being funny and writing funny in this bright, entertaining, and totally practical guide on how to draw humor from...


Dangerously Funny

by David Bianculli Touchstone (December 01, 2009)

An unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the rise and fall of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour -- the provocative, politically charged program that shocked the censors, outraged the White House, and forever...


The Italian Comedy

by Pierre Louis Duchartre Dover Publications (October 19, 2012)

Illustrated history of the beginnings, growth and influence of the commedia dell’ arte. Describes improvisations, staging, marks, scenarios, acting troupes, and origins.


Crash and Burn

by Artie Lange & Anthony Bozza Touchstone (October 29, 2013)

Veteran comedian Artie Lange turns an unflinching eye and his signature wit on his perilous descent into drug addiction, life-threatening depression, and ultimately, his recovery, in the follow-up to his hilariously...


Dirty Daddy

by Bob Saget It Books (April 08, 2014)

Millions of viewers know and love Bob Saget from his role as the sweetly neurotic father on the smash hit Full House, and as the charming wisecracking host of America's Funniest Home Videos. And then there are...


Long-Form Improv

by Ben Hauck Allworth (September 01, 2012)

Long-Form Improv deftly teaches the wildly popular form of improvisation that is so foundational to the comedy stylings of many of today’s top actors and thriving comedians. Crammed with innovative ideas for...


They'll Never Put That on the Air

by Allan Neuwirth Allworth (September 07, 2010)

In the 1950s, Lucille Ball couldn't even say the word “pregnant” on TV. But by the 1990s, Carrie Bradshaw and her posse could say everything there is to say about sex—and demonstrate most of it. How have...


We Killed

by Yael Kohen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 16, 2012)

No matter how many times female comedians buck the conventional wisdom, people continue to ask: "Are women funny?" The question has been nagging at women off and on (mostly on) for the past sixty years. It's...


Comedy FAQs and Answers

by Dave Schwensen Allworth (February 14, 2012)

This guide to the world of stand—up comedy, written in easy—to—use Q&A format, provides current and potential comedians with the no—nonsense advice they need for every stage of their careers. Schwensen's...


The Runaway Bride: Hollywood Romantic Comedy of the 1930s

by Elizabeth Kendall Cooper Square Press (February 18, 2002)

Kendall's examination of classic comedies from It Happened One Night to The Lady Eve -and the comediennes who starred in them-reveals what these films said about America during the Depression and how they helped...


A Life in Acting

by Lisa Mulcahy Allworth (October 21, 2014)

A Life in Acting is a practical guide for aspiring and established theater actors looking to make a consistent living doing meaningful, creative work on the stage. Author Lisa Mulcahy communicates her advice...


Some Old Bloke

by Robert Llewellyn Unbound (November 01, 2018)

When writer, comedian and Red Dwarf actor Robert Llewellyn's son scrawled a picture of him at Christmas and titled it 'Some Old Bloke', Robert was cast deep into thought about life and what it means to be...


Soupy Twists!

by Jem Roberts Unbound (September 06, 2018)

This first ever, officially authorised biography of Fry & Laurie takes us on their journey from insecure Footlighters to international comedy heroes. It is the tale of a true friendship, a deep affection between...


Understanding Comedy through College Comedies

by Norman Kagan Hamilton Books (August 15, 2018)

In this book, Norman Kagan explores of the nature of comedy and helps readers discover why they are laughing, new reasons to laugh, and new films to that will offer a source of laughter.


The Double Act

by Andrew Roberts The History Press (November 01, 2018)

The double act has been at the heart of British entertainment for over 150 years, yet there has never been a book detailing how this form of comedy continues to develop. From music hall turns such as Flanagan...


She Stoops to Conquer

by Oliver Goldsmith Dancing Unicorn Books (July 04, 2018)

Wealthy countryman Mr. Hardcastle arranges for his daughter Kate to meet Charles Marlow, the son of a wealthy Londoner, hoping the pair will marry. Unfortunately Marlow is nervous around upper-class women, yet...


Wanna Bet?

by Artie Lange & Anthony Bozza St. Martin's Publishing Group (July 17, 2018)

"Lange’s entertaining book makes it clear that, no matter how wild and risky his lifestyle may be, he takes comedy more seriously than anything else." —Publishers Weekly

When Artie Lange's first book, the...


Too Bold for the Box Office: The Mockumentary from Big Screen to Small

by Cynthia J. Miller Scarecrow Press (July 23, 2012)

In Too Bold for the Box Office, Cynthia J. Miller has assembled essays by scholars and filmmakers who examine the unique cinematic form of mockumentary. Individually, each of these essays looks at a given instance...


Planet Funny

by Ken Jennings Scribner (May 29, 2018)

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

The witty and exuberant New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings relays the history of humor in “lively, insightful, and crawling with goofy factlings,” (Maria...


The Charlie Chaplin Book

by Robert Keene Thompson Dover Publications (July 20, 2016)

Beloved around the world for his Little Tramp character, Charlie Chaplin was the most famous person on the planet during the early twentieth century, and his popularity endures to this day. Cinephiles and Chaplin...


Corn Flakes for Dinner

by Aidan Comerford Gill Books (October 13, 2017)

What do you do when both of your daughters have been diagnosed with autism, your wife is depressed and your job has been made redundant? You become a comedian!

After years of feeling like he was losing at life,...


Waiting for the Punch

by Marc Maron & John Oliver Flatiron Books (October 10, 2017)

"Public figures as you rarely if ever hear them: strikingly personal, surprisingly open, and profoundly emotional."

— Entertainment Weekly

"I’m British, so I’m medically dead inside, but even I can’t help...


Joker Face: Over 450 Comedians Share Their Best One-liners

by Steve Best Unbound (September 21, 2017)

Stewart Lee has seen a ghost but doesn't believe in the afterlife. Rob Beckett can peel a banana with his feet. Viv Groskop gave birth to a baby next to a dishwasher.

What do you get when you combine unknown...


The Complete A–Z of Everything Carry On

by Richard Webber HarperCollins Entertainment (June 29, 2017)

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

This book presents a detailed journey through Britain's best-loved comedies. It contains information on each of the feature films, including moments...


Reeling with Laughter: American Film Comedies: From Anarchy to Mockumentary

by Michael V. Tueth Scarecrow Press (May 03, 2012)

In this book, Tueth looks at some of the most enduring comic movies of all time. Beginning with the anarchic romp Duck Soup (1933), each chapter explores a specific sub-genre by examining a representative film....


Suga, Don't Grind - Know Caine

by Daryl B Thomas & Atlanta Red Yora Katriel Publications (January 04, 2017)

Motivated by Bo “Know-Grind” Williamson, Virginia “Suga” Lee agrees to lead a student government sponsored performance arts competition to raise funds for Autism Awareness and Suicide Prevention.  Influenced...


That’s Your Lot

by Limmy HarperCollins (May 04, 2017)

This is Limmy’s second book.

It’s a whole load of new, odd, and hilariously grim short stories.

Tom is in a soft play with his daughters. He’s bored. He’s so bored he can move things with his mind.

A...


Now We Are 40

by Tiffanie Darke HarperCollins (February 23, 2017)

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...


Unsuccessful Thug

by Mike Epps Harper (March 27, 2018)

From Naptown to Tinseltown—legendary stand-up comedian and actor Mike Epps finally tells all in this outrageous, hilarious, no-holds-barred memoir.

Before starring in Def Comedy Jam and Showtime at the Apollo...


Full Circle

by Angie Le Mar Filament Publishing (March 16, 2017)

Multi-award winning comedienne Angie Le Mar tells us what makes her tick.

Suffering from dyslexia, exclusion from school, pioneering in the field of comedy. "I am what dreams are made of." Yes, that little black...


Cerulean Blue

by Drew Hayden Taylor Talonbooks (October 19, 2015)

Cerulean Blue is a comedic play about a struggling blues band invited to participate in a benefit concert for a First Nation community in conflict with governmental authorities. Upon arriving, the band discovers...


The Reality Shows

by Karen Finley, Ann Pellegrini & Kathleen Hanna The Feminist Press at CUNY (February 22, 2011)

"Ms. Finley hasn't lost the power to disturb."—Ben Brantley, The New York Times

No other performing artist has captured the psychological complexity of this decade as Karen Finley has. In her inimitable style,...


Charlie Chaplin's Red Letter Days

by Fred Goodwins, David James & Dan Kamin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 27, 2017)

By the end of 1914, Charlie Chaplin had become the most popular actor in films, and reporters were clamoring for interviews with the comedy sensation. But no reporter had more access than Fred Goodwins. A British...


The Eleven Comedies

by Aristophanes Dancing Unicorn Books (January 29, 2017)

Eleven of his 40 plays survive virtually complete. These plays, provide the only real examples of a genre of comic drama known as Old Comedy, and they are in fact used to define the genre. Also known as the...


Hokum!

by Rob King University of California Press (April 07, 2017)

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

 

Hokum!...


The Everything Guide to Comedy Writing

by Mike Bent Adams Media (July 18, 2009)

A guy walks into a bar...

With this guide, aspiring comics will learn to navigate the complex world of comedy writing. Discover how to tap into your natural sense of humor through real-life examples and hands-on...


Comedy Writing Self-Taught: The Professional Skill-Building Course in Writing Stand-Up, Sketch, and Situation Comedy

by Gene Perret Quill Driver Books (January 15, 2015)

In "Comedy Writing Self-Taught," Perret (a legendary comedy writing teacher as well as a famous TV comedy writer and producer) teaches aspiring comedy writers how they can teach themselves the essential principles...


Comedy Writing Self-Taught Workbook: More than 100 Practical Writing Exercises to Develop Your Comedy Writing Skills

by Gene Perret & Linda Perret Quill Driver Books (January 15, 2015)

"Can you tell me how to get to Carnegie Hall?" "Practice, practice, practice." That's more than a joke; it's solid advice. Consider world-class performers in any field -- golf, figure skating, music, whatever....


Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

by Al Franken Grand Central Publishing (May 30, 2017)

From the #1 bestselling author - the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that.

AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE is...


Harry Langdon

by Mabel Langdon, Gabriella Oldham & Harry Langdon Jr. The University Press of Kentucky (March 01, 2017)

Among silent film comedians, three names stand out -- Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd -- but Harry Langdon indisputably deserves to sit among them as the fourth "king." In films such as The...


King of Comedy

by Shawn Levy St. Martin's Press (May 10, 2016)

Shawn Levy's fascinating biography King of Comedy - the product of vast research and interviews with contemporaries, admirers, foes, and even, briefly, Lewis himself - traces the story of a man who defines High...


Sacha Baron Cohen

by Kathleen Tracy St. Martin's Press (December 26, 2007)

The first biography of the comedic genius behind the cult favorite TV show "Da Ali G Show" and the high grossing—and gross out—smash film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation...


Laughing on the Outside

by Martin Knelman St. Martin's Press (August 19, 2014)

Funny and gentle, John Candy was loved by millions of movie fans for playing true-to-life characters. Whether as the irrepressible bon vivant in Splash, the misunderstood slob in Uncle Buck, or the generous...


Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks Book: The Story of the Making of the Film

by Mel Brooks & Judd Apatow Black Dog & Leventhal (October 18, 2016)

Mel Brooks' own words telling all about the players, the filming, and studio antics during the production of this great comedy classic. The book is alive and teeming with hundreds of photos, original interviews,...


A Massive Swelling: Celebrity Re-Examined As a Grotesque, Crippling Disease and Other Cultural Revelations

by Cintra Wilson Wilberforce Codex (August 24, 2016)

Whether you lust after it, loathe it, or feign apathy toward it, fame is in your face. Cintra Wilson gets to the heart of our humiliating fascination with celebrity and all its preposterous trappings in these...


Laughing Legends

by Richie Tienken, Jeffrey Gurian & Chris Rock Skyhorse (July 05, 2016)

Once in a lifetime a venue comes along that changes show business dramatically, that fosters growth and camaraderie, experimentation and freedom. The Comic Strip is one of those places, and Laughing Legends...