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  • Becoming Richard Pryor

    by Scott Saul ...
    An intimate biography with photographs included: “The most detailed and rigorously researched work on the comic’s life and performances.” —The Washington PostRichard Pryor may have been the most unlikely star in Hollywood history. Raised in his family’s brothels, he grew up an outsider to privilege. He took to the stage, originally, to escape the hard-bitten realities of his childhood, but later ... Read more

    $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

    $14.99 USD $9.99 USD

  • Dirty Daddy

    The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian

    by Bob Saget ...
    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 the legions of fans who can't get enough of his scatological, out-of-his-mind stand-up routines, comedy specials, and outrageously profane performances in such shows as HBO's Entourage and ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • An Ideal Husband

    by Oscar Wilde ...
    Series series Plays by Oscar Wilde
    An Ideal Husband is a witty and satirical play written by Oscar Wilde. Set in Victorian England, it centers around the characters of Sir Robert Chiltern, a successful and respected politician, and Mrs. Cheveley, a scheming woman from his past who threatens to ruin his reputation. Sir Robert's seemingly ideal life is turned upside down when Mrs. Cheveley arrives in London with evidence of a past ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Monty Python Speaks

    The Complete Oral History of Monty Python, as Told by the Founding Members and a Few of Their Many Friends and Collaborators

    by David Morgan ...
    With a Foreword by John Oliver, host of Last Week TonightIn celebration of the 50th anniversary of its BBC debut, a revised and updated edition of the complete oral history of Monty Python—an insightful, in-depth portrait of the brilliant and hysterically funny show that transformed modern comedy.Broadcast by the BBC between 1969 and 1974, Monty Python’s Flying Circus introduced something ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • The Daily Show (The Book)

    An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests

    by Chris Smith ...
    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 redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today's most significant comedians, highlighted the ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • If Love were Oil, I'd be about a Quart Low

    A veteran of the Divorce Wars speaks out ... on growing up (Happiness is a Red-Headed Cheerleader), first love (She Wore Spaghetti, But I Loved Her Anyway), marriage (Panty Hose on the Show Rod and Raisins in the Rice), and divorce (Loneliness and No Clean Underwear). Grizzard even offers advice to the young (Never Kiss a Lady When Her Mouth is Full of Snuff) and how his mother gave him fresh ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • I'll Show Myself Out

    Essays on Midlife and Motherhood

    by Jessi Klein ...
    An instant New York Times bestseller, I'll Show Myself Out is the eagerly anticipated second essay collection from Jessi Klein, author of the acclaimed debut You’ll Grow Out of It.Longlisted for the PEN Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay“Sometimes I think about how much bad news there is to tell my kid, the endlessly long, looping CVS receipt scroll of truly terrible things that ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Hollywood, the Dream Factory

    An Anthropologist Looks at the Movie-Makers

    Powdermaker's study of the Hollywood film industry was an early example of anthropological research on contemporary American society. Her observations of the tensions between business and art in the film world led her to suggest that the social relations of the filmmaking process significantly affect the content and meaning of movies. Chapters include: Chapter 1 - Habitat and People, Mythical and ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Everyone You Hate Is Going to Die

    And Other Comforting Thoughts on Family, Friends, Sex, Love, and More Things That Ruin Your Life

    by Daniel Sloss ...
    One of this generation's hottest and boldest young comedians presents a transgressive and hilarious analysis of all of our dysfunctional relationships, and attempts to point us in the vague direction of sanity.Daniel Sloss's stand-up comedy engages, enrages, offends, unsettles, educates, comforts, and gets audiences roaring with laughter—all at the same time. In his groundbreaking specials, seen ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Tony Hancock: The Definitive Biography

    by John Fisher ...
    Tony Hancock was regarded as the best radio and television comic of his era. A man whose star burned brightly in the eyes and ears of millions before his untimely death. This is the first fully authorised account of his life.Tony Hancock was one of post-war Britain’s most popular comedians – his radio show ‘Hancock’s Half Hour’ would clear the streets as whole families tuned in to listen.His ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • The Champ & The Chump

    A heart-warming, hilarious true story about fighting and family

    **WINNER OF BEST SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT BOOK AT THE BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS 2022**'Hard-hitting and hilarious' - James Acaster'Funny, moving and compelling' - Mike CostelloA heart-warming, hilarious true story about fighting and family, based on the acclaimed stage show. For fans of books by Dave Gorman, James Acaster and Danny Wallace, along with boxing tales from the likes of Tyson Fury and ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • The Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Book

    A celebration of and behind-the-scenes look at Jerry Seinfeld’s groundbreaking streaming series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.In his streaming show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Jerry Seinfeld has engaged with some of the funniest people in history in classic cars, coffee shops, and diners. He has reminisced with Larry David; bantered with legends Steve Martin, Tina Fey, and Eddie Murphy; ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Little Miss Little Compton

    A Memoir

    by Arden Myrin ...
    Comedian and actress Arden Myrin delivers a hilarious and heartfelt memoir about navigating adulthood and her rise on the comedy scene despite an unconventional upbringing.Arden Myrin is the product of not one, but two hasty decisions. Her paternal grandparents ran off and got married twenty-four hours after they met. Arden's parents did one better -- they married on a dare. Growing up in Arden's ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Improv

    An Oral History of the Comedy Club that Revolutionized Stand-Up

    Featured in the New York Times 2017 "Holiday Gift Guide for Hardcover Fans"Get an insider's oral history of the World's most iconic comedy club, featuring exclusive interviews with today's most hilarious stars recalling their time on stage (and off) at the Improv.In 1963, 30-year-old Budd Friedman—who had recently quit his job as a Boston advertising executive and returned to New York to become a ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Creating Comedy Narratives for Stage and Screen

    by Chris Head ...
    This accessible and engaging text covering sketch, sitcom and comedy drama, alongside improvisation and stand-up, brings together a panoply of tools and techniques for creating short and long-form comedy narratives for live performance, TV and online.Referencing a broad range of comedy from both sides of the Atlantic, spanning several decades and including material on contemporary internet ... Read more

    $25.99 USD

  • James Acaster's Classic Scrapes - The Hilarious Sunday Times Bestseller

    by James Acaster ...
    **THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**'I don't think I've ever read a book that has made me cry with laughter as much as this one. It was very difficult reading it in public as I looked like a madman' - Richard HerringJames Acaster has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award five times and has appeared on prime-time TV shows like TASKMASTER, MOCK THE WEEK, LIVE AT THE APOLLO... ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Dangerously Funny

    The Uncensored Story of "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour"

    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 changed the face of television.Decades before The Daily Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour proved there was a place on television for no-holds-barred political comedy with a decidedly ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Jackie Jokes

    The Ultimate Collection

    You asked for it, and here they are! The culmination of Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling’s sixty-nine years of traveling the globe trading jokes with countless incredibly eclectic folks. The only thing more fun than reading Jackie Jokes will be telling these jokes to your friends.You’ll find the wildest, filthiest, and funniest jokes anywhere, handpicked and printed exactly as they’re told on stage ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Waiting for the Punch

    Words to Live by from the WTF Podcast

    "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 but open up whenever I talk to Marc. He uses his honestly like a scalpel, cutting himself open in front of anyone he’s talking to, and in doing so, invites you to do the same."—John Oliver**From ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Love, Lust & Faking It

    The Naked Truth About Sex, Lies, and True Romance

    "Even though this book is not as funny as mine, you should still buy it." —Chelsea HandlerNew York Times bestselling author Jenny McCarthy turns on the lights for a bawdy and hilarious look at women and sex. Returning to her comic roots and the tell-all tone that readers loved in Baby Laughs and Belly Laughs, this exposé from the former Playboy Bunny, MTV star, and prime-time TV sensation is ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Yes Please

    by Amy Poehler ...
    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERDo you want to get to know the woman we first came to love on Comedy Central's Upright Citizens Brigade? Do you want to spend some time with the lady who made you howl with laughter on Saturday Night Live, and in movies like Baby Mama, Blades of Glory, and They Came Together? Do you find yourself daydreaming about hanging out with the actor behind the brilliant Leslie ... Read more

    $6.99 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

  • Confessions of a Prairie Bitch

    How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated

    Confessions of a Prairie Bitch is Alison Arngrim’s comic memoir of growing up as one of television’s most memorable characters—the devious Nellie Oleson on the hit television show Little House on the Prairie. With behind-the-scenes stories from the set, as well as tales from her bohemian upbringing in West Hollywood and her headline-making advocacy work on behalf of HIV awareness and abused ... Read more

    $14.49 USD