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  • Stand-Up Comedy

    The Book

    by Judy Carter ...
    If you think you’re funny, buy this book!Whether you dream of becoming a star . . .A better public speaker . . .A more effective communicator . . .A funnier, happier human being . . .You can learn to leave ‘em laughing!David Letterman learned to do it. Jay Leno learned to do it. Roseanne Barr learned to do it. So can you!Now successful sta... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Born a Crime

    Stories from a South African Childhood

    by Trevor Noah ...
    **#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than one million copies sold! A “brilliant” (Lupita Nyong’o, Time), “poignant” (Entertainment Weekly), “soul-nourishing” (USA Today) memoir about coming of age during the twilight of apartheid“Noah’s childhood stories are told with all the hilarity and intellect that characterizes his comedy, while illuminating a dark and brutal period in South Africa’s ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $9.99 USD

  • Riding the Elephant

    A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations, and Observations

    From the comedian, actor, and former host of The Late Late Show comes an irreverent, lyrical memoir in essays featuring his signature wit.Craig Ferguson has defied the odds his entire life. He has failed when he should have succeeded and succeeded when he should have failed. The fact that he is neither dead nor in a locked facility (at the time of printing) is something of a miracle in itself. In ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • Ayoade on Top

    Richard Ayoade - in this foren, perhaps one of the most 'insubstantial' people of our age, takes us on a journey from Peckham to Paris by way of Nevada and other places we don't care about. It's a journey deep within, in a way that's respectful and non-invasive; a journey for which we will all pay a heavy price, even if you've waited for the smaller paperback edition.Ayoade argues for the ... Read more

    $10.59 USD

  • Live From New York

    The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live as Told by Its Stars, Writers, and Guests

    James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales's definitive oral history of Saturday Night Live, hailed as "incredible" (Vulture) and "required reading" (People).When first published to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, Live from New York was immediately proclaimed the best book ever produced on the landmark and legendary late-night show. In their own words, unfiltered and uncensored, a ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • An Ideal Husband

    by Oscar Wilde ...
    series Plays by Oscar Wilde
    Wilde's dramatic masterpiece set in London. Many of the themes of An Ideal Husband were influenced by the situation Oscar Wilde found himself in during the early 1890s. 'Sooner or later we shall all have to pay for what we do. But no one should be entirely judged by their past.' ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Dean and Me

    (A Love Story)

    In a memoir by turns moving, tragic, and hilarious, Jerry Lewis recounts with crystal clarity every step of his fifty-year friendship with Dean Martin.They were the unlikeliest of pairs—a handsome crooner and a skinny monkey, an Italian from Steubenville, Ohio, and a Jew from Newark, N.J.. Before they teamed up, Dean Martin seemed destined for a mediocre career as a nightclub singer, and Jerry ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Born Standing Up

    A Comic's Life

    by Steve Martin ...
    The riveting, mega-bestselling, beloved and highly acclaimed memoir of a man, a vocation, and an era named one of the ten best nonfiction titles of the year by Time and Entertainment Weekly.In the mid-seventies, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. This book is, in his own words, the story of “why ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Buster Keaton: Cut to the Chase

    A Biography

    by Marion Meade ...
    An American icon, Joseph Frank “Buster” Keaton is easily acknowledged as one of the greatest filmmakers in early cinema and beyond. His elaborate slapstick made audiences scream with laughter. But, his stone face hid an internal turmoil. In BUSTER KEATON: CUT TO THE CHASE, biographer Marion Meade seamlessly lays out the life and works of this comedy genius who lacked any formal education.“Buster” ... Read more

    $9.89 USD

  • Is This Guy For Real?

    The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman

    2019 Eisner Award Winner for Best Reality-Based WorkComedian 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 successful stint in professional wrestling. Although he was by all accounts a sensitive and thoughtful person, he’s ironically best remembered for his various contemptible personas, which were ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

    by Al Franken ...
    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 do that."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 ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Leno Wit

    His Life and Humor

    Discusses Jay Leno's unique sense of humor, from his days as a New England schoolboy to his role as the top-rated late-night TV talk-show host, and examines some of the challenges and conflicts he faced to make it to where he is today. ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • I Rant, Therefore I Am

    by Dennis Miller ...
    Once again there's good news for those of us who rage at the evening news, shake our heads at Washington's business-as-usual, or watch as politicians carom helplessly between political crises and sex scandals: Dennis Miller is back with his third installment of hilarious observations, I Rant, Therefore I Am.Dennis Miller first gained national acclaim as the wise-guy anchor of "Weekend Update" on ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Silver Screen Fiend

    Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film

    by Patton Oswalt ...
    The instant New York Times bestseller from author, comedian and actor Patton Oswalt, a “heartfelt and hilarious” (USA TODAY) memoir about coming of age as a performer during the late 1990s while obsessively watching classic films at a legendary theater in Los Angeles. “[Oswalt has] a set of synapses like a pinball machine and a prose style to match” (The New York Times).Between 1995 and 1999, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Is This Anything?

    The first book in twenty-five years from “one of our great comic minds” (The Washington Post) features Seinfeld’s best work across five decades in comedy.Since his first performance at the legendary New York nightclub “Catch a Rising Star” as a twenty-one-year-old college student in fall of 1975, Jerry Seinfeld has written his own material and saved everything. “Whenever I came up with a funny bit ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • A Carlin Home Companion

    Growing Up with George

    by Kelly Carlin ...
    Truly the voice of a generation, George Carlin gave the world some of the most hysterical and iconic comedy routines of the last fifty years. From the "Seven Dirty Words" to "A Place for My Stuff," to "Religion is Bullshit," he perfected the art of making audiences double over with laughter while simultaneously making people wake up to the realities (and insanities) of life in the twentieth ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Love, Ellen

    A Mother/Daughter Journey

    "Mom, I'm gay." With three little words, gay children can change their parents' lives forever. Yet at the same times it's a chance for those parents to realize nothing, really, has changed at all; same kid, same life, same bond of enduring love.Twenty years ago, during a walk on a Mississippi beach, Ellen DeGeneres spoke those simple, powerful words to her mother. That emotional moment eventually ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • There's a Bug In My Room

    You find a large bug crawling across the floor of your bedroom.  Do you squish it? Do you hide from it? Do you keep it as a pet? What do you do to move that bug from your room?? “There’s A Bug In My Room” teaches children compassion by promoting kindness toward earth's small creatures.  "No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted." -Aesop “There’s A Bug In My Room” is a picture book ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Robin

    by Dave Itzkoff ...
    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITOR'S CHOICEA SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE BEST BOOK OF THE YEARA VULTURE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR"A generous, appreciative biography of Robin Williams by a New York Times culture reporter. The author, who had access to Williams and members of the comedian’s family, is an unabashed f... ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Year of the Chick (Book 1 in the Year of the Chick series)

    by Romi Moondi ...
    series Year of the Chick #1
    [Book 1 in the "Year of the Chick" series. There's a bit of a cliffhanger to end this book, but the sequel addresses any unanswered questions]An awkward family homecoming at Christmas.A humiliating public weigh-in, with two judging parents as the audience.The announcement of a deadline for arranged marriage doom.And that's just the first two chapters.In "Year of the Chick," Romi Narindra must find ... Read more

    Free

  • Sick in the Head

    Conversations About Life and Comedy

    by Judd Apatow ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE A.V. CLUB • Includes new interviews!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, Sarah Silverman, Harold Ramis, Seth Rogen, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Sleepwalk with Me

    and Other Painfully True Stories

    Comedian Mike Birbiglia’s hilarious New York Times bestseller is now a major motion picture co-written and produced by Ira Glass (This American Life) starring Birbiglia and Emmy-nominated actress Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under).Finalist for the Thurber Prize for American HumorSleepwalk with Me is a comedic memoir, but I’m only thirty-two years old, so I’d hate for you to ... ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Girl Walks into a Bar . . .

    Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle

    by Rachel Dratch ...
    In this side-splitting memoir, the former Saturday Night Live star recounts the hilarious adventures and unexpected joy of dating and becoming a mother when she least expected it-at the age of forty-four.Anyone who saw an episode of Saturday Night Live between 1999 and 2006 knows Rachel Dratch. She was hilarious! So what happened to her? After a misbegotten part as Jenna on the pilot of 30 Rock, ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • I Must Say

    My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend

    by Martin Short ...
    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, from his early years in Toronto as a member of ... Read more

    $12.99 USD