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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,...


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...


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 sexand demonstrate most of it. How have broadcast...


We Killed

by Yael Kohen Sarah Crichton Books (October 15, 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 standup comedy, written in easytouse Q&A format, provides current and potential comedians with the nononsense advice they need for every stage of their careers. Schwensen's lively...


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...


The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women

by Sheila Moeschen & Anne Bentley Running Press Adult (April 15, 2019)

A celebration of the most groundbreaking women in comedy who used humor to shake up the status quo and change perceptions of gender and comedy forever.

The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women celebrates the...


Girl Logic

by Iliza Shlesinger & Mayim Bialik Hachette Books (November 06, 2017)

From breakout stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger comes a subversively funny collection of essays and observations on the secret genius of irrational behavior.

Have you ever been pissed because you're not pretty...


The Daily Show (The Book)

by Chris Smith & Jon Stewart Grand Central Publishing (November 21, 2016)

The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host.

For almost seventeen years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly...


Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks Book

by Mel Brooks & Judd Apatow Black Dog & Leventhal (October 17, 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,...


Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

by Al Franken Twelve (May 29, 2017)

From Senator Al Franken - #1 bestselling author and beloved SNL alum -- comes the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to...


Is This Guy For Real?

by Brian "Box" Brown First Second (February 05, 2018)

2019 Eisner Award Winner for Best Reality-Based Work

Comedian and performer Andy Kaufman's resume was impressive--a popular role on the beloved sitcom Taxi, a high-profile stand-up career, and a surprisingly...


Dirty Daddy

by Bob Saget HarperAudio (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...


You're Better Than Me

by Bonnie McFarlane & Alexander Cendese Anthony Bourdain/Ecco (February 23, 2016)

In the spirit of Mindy Kaling, Kelly Oxford, and Sarah Silverman, a compulsively readable and outrageously funny memoir of growing up as a fish out of water, finding your voice, and embracing your inner crazy-person,...


Unsuccessful Thug

by Mike Epps & J.D. Jackson HarperAudio (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...


The Taming of the Shrew

by William Shakespeare & Full Cast Caedmon (December 27, 2003)

Kiss me, Kate, we will be married o'Sunday - Petruchio

A Shakespeare Society Production.

The complete play in five acts.


The Comedy of Errors

by William Shakespeare, Alec Mccowen & Anna Massey Caedmon (December 27, 2003)

We came into the world like brother and brother; And now let's go hand in hand, not one before another. - Dromio of Ephesus

The Comedy of Errors is likely the very first play Shakespeare ever wrote, and for that...


Twelfth Night

by William Shakespeare & Full Cast Caedmon (December 27, 2003)

A Shakespeare Society Production.

The complete play in five acts.


Thank You for Coming to Hattiesburg

by Todd Barry, Doug Stanhope & Jesse Eisenberg Simon & Schuster Audio (March 14, 2017)

“With this charming, sardonic debut, stand up comedian and actor Todd Barry makes readers laugh as hard as the audiences at his shows” (Publishers Weekly) in this hilarious book of travel essays from his...


Last Words

by George Carlin, Tony Hendra & Patrick Carlin Simon & Schuster Audio (November 10, 2009)

Now in paperback, this posthumous work by an American classic was a fitting last book, an instant bestseller, and a huge success!

One of the undisputed heavyweight champions of American comedy, with nineteen...


Jewish Comedy

by Jeremy Dauber Blackstone Publishing (October 31, 2017)

In a major work of scholarship both erudite and very funny, Jeremy Dauber traces the origins of Jewish comedy and its development from Biblical times to the age of Twitter.

Organizing his book thematically into...


Permafrost, MN

by Brian Price, Jerry Stearns, Irene Ruderman & Donna Alexander et al. Great Northern (September 15, 2015)

Permafrost is an unincorporated (and entirely concocted) town on the logging road, off the gravel road, off the county road from Big Falls, in Koochiching County, Minnesota. It went into the unusually hard winter...


Dorcus

by Jeff Ward, Doug Bost, a full cast & Union Signal Radio Theater BearManor Media (October 06, 2015)

DorcusA Speculation for Public Radio. Dorcus profiles a young surgeon who makes a giant difference for her tiny patients.Script: Jeff WardProduction: Union SignalCast:Josh WeinsteinJeff WardCarolyn BaeumlerBibb...


The Toad

by Doug Bost, Jeff Ward, a full cast & Union Signal Radio Theater BearManor Media (October 06, 2015)

The ToadRetribution springs from the marshes in another thrilling adventure in the annals of Clovis DeWitt, alias The Toad.Script: Jeff WardProduction: Union SignalMusic and engineering: Mark BalloraArtwork:...


George Bettinger's Mom & Pop Shop Interviews & Variety

by George Bettinger & various entertainers BearManor Media (December 01, 2015)

George Bettinger's Mom & Pop Shop Interviews

Comedian and radio personality George Bettinger talked with Emmy winning actress-comedienne Lilly Tomlin (Laugh-In) just after she received her Kennedy Center Honors...


A Jimmy Durante Festival

by Joe Bevilacqua A Joe Bev Production Llc (January 21, 2020)

A Jimmy Durante Festival is a collection of tributes, parodies, and rarities of "The Great Schnozzola" entertainer with the gruff voice--written, produced, and performed by Joe Bev. Bonus tracks feature remastered...


Radio Hoohah

by Octavia MacKenzie, Ashley McGuire, a full cast & the Wireless Theatre Company Design Sound Productions (June 28, 2016)

A hilarious BBC Radio Four spoof from Octavia MacKenzie and Ashley McGuire

Today on Radio Hoohah:

In My Mind delves into the thoughts of Leonora Velvety Constable-Wheeler and her passion for pugs, Shakespeare,...


Medusa on the Beach

by Marty Ross, a full cast & the Wireless Theatre Company Design Sound Productions (June 28, 2016)

Biddlecombe is a perfectly ordinary English seaside town--except everyone there has been turned to stone.

Two seriously out-of-their-depth police officers uncover the strange truth of what happened when middle-aged...


The Youth of Old Age

by Stuart Price, a full cast & the Wireless Theatre Company Design Sound Productions (June 28, 2016)

Wickedly acerbic, The Youth of Old Age shows acclaimed British actor Prunella Scales at her dragon-tongued best. As the story's matriarch, she's determined to prevent her heir from marrying "out of sorts."

Written...


Good Things Come

by Dave Carley, a full cast, George Zarr & Voices in the Wind Audio Theatre Design Sound Productions (March 17, 2015)

Somesay having an open window while you sleep at night is a guarantee of goodhealth. For young Ellen, it was an open invitation to allow all manner of scarythings to enter her cozy little bedroom. As she grew...


George Bettinger's Mom & Pop Variety Shop

by George Bettinger & various entertainers BearManor Media (December 01, 2015)

The Marx Brothers, Laurel & Hardy, Three Stooges, and Soupy Sales are just some of the legendary "funsters"

Music and Comedy For The Whole Family Perfect on Halloween, Thanksgiving Christmas, Chanukah, All Year....


Our Miss Brooks, Vol. 1

by Cbs Radio, Eve Arden, a full cast & Gale Gordon et al. Black Eye Entertainment (September 01, 2014)

OurMiss Brooks was a highly popular radio sitcom that waseventually adapted for both television and film. It starred Hollywood film andNew York stage veteran Eve Arden, who specialized in playing the wisecrackingfriend....


Gasping for Airtime

by Jay Mohr Blackstone Publishing (May 17, 2017)

Whentwenty-year-old Jay Mohr moved to New York City, he never thought he would landhis first real job on Saturday Night Live.But he did--and what followed were two crazy years of trying to keep up with histalented...


Devon Girl

by Zalie Burrow, a full cast, Cherry Cookson & the Wireless Theatre Company Design Sound Productions (June 28, 2016)

Have you ever wondered what life would be like as a young woman running a farm? Sally Anne Criplett is just that girl.

Living with her mole-obsessed, gun-happy, cider-drinking father, Sally has her work cut out....


Classic Radio's Greatest Comedy Shows, Vol. 3

by Black Eye Entertainment & various performers Black Eye Entertainment (April 09, 2019)

The golden age of radio had incredible comedy shows that kept Americans in stitches for decades. Families gathered around their living room radios to be entertained by the greatest names in Hollywood each and...


The Laugh Makers

by Robert L. Mills, Gary Owens & Joe Bevilacqua BearManor Media (May 01, 2013)

"In The Laugh Makers, Bob Mills takes us on a delightful,side-splitting journey back to the slapstick sketch comedy of television'sgolden age--a long-ago era of variety, song-and-dance, brilliant patter, and...


How to Talk Dirty and Influence People

by Lenny Bruce, Ronnie Marmo, Howard Reich & Lewis Black Da Capo Press (December 06, 2016)

During the course of a career, Lenny Bruce challenged the sanctity of organized religion and other societal and political conventions; he widened the boundaries of free speech. Although Bruce died when he was...


Worst Laid Plans

by Alexandra Lydon & Laura Kindred Abrams Image (November 25, 2014)

“When bad sex happens to good people, there is no recourse like full disclosure,” is the motto of Worst Laid Plans, a collection of forty probably-too-intimate, but shockingly funny, true-life tales of...


The Wes Anderson Collection

by Matt Zoller Seitz, Max Dalton & Michael Chabon Abrams (October 07, 2013)

This New York Times bestselling overview of Wes Anderson's filmography features previously unpublished behind-the-scenes photos, artwork, and ephemera, with an introduction by Michael Chabon.

Writer/director...


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...