ZEN AND THE ART OF STAND-UP COMEDY (THEATRE ARTS (ROUTLEDGE HARDCOVER)) ly frank book, comic Jay Sankey spills the beans, explaining not only how to write and perform stand-up comedy, but how to improve and perfect your work. Much more than a how-to manual Zen and the Art of Stand-Up Comedy is the most detailed and comprehensive book on the subject to date...
HIGH-STATUS CHARACTERS: HOW THE UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE STORMED A CITY, STARTED A SCENE, AND CHANGED COMEDY FOREVER tizens Brigade...
WE KILLED: THE RISE OF WOMEN IN AMERICAN COMEDY c comediennes, unmediated and unfiltered
In January 2007, Vanity Fair published an essay by Christopher Hitchens called “Why Women Aren’t Funny.” It was incendiary, much-discussed, and—as proven by Yael Kohen’s fascinating oral history—totally wrongheaded.
In We Killed, Kohen assem..
FARM FATALE: A COMEDY OF COUNTRY MANORS g in chic urban squalor, pine for the rustic bliss of country life. Newly minted, Samantha and Guy want the same thing-on a somewhat grander scale. The four converge on the quaint village of Eight Mile Bottom. With its eccentric residents, including a reclusive rock star, a nosy postman, a foxy farm..
THE TEACHER'S FUNERAL : A COMEDY IN THREE PARTS ugust isn't a bad time of year for it," begins Richard Peck's latest novel, a book full of his signature wit and sass. Russell Culver is fifteen in 1904, and he's raring to leave his tiny Indiana farm town for the endless sky of the Dakotas. To him, school has been nothing but a chain holding him ba..
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS the stage during the last three centuries and has proved itself admirable suited to adaptation as pure farce and musical spectacle...
THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE: A COMEDY ..
UNDER THE FROG: A BLACK COMEDY (NEW PRESS INTERNATIONAL FICTION SERIES) ion for the worst place in the world to be: "under the frog's ass down a coal mine." Under the Frog, Tibor Fischer's brilliant recreation of postwar Eastern Europe, was the surprise literary success of London last year, where it won the Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. It ..
THE DIVINE COMEDY: A TERZA RIMA VERSION (LA DIVINA COMMEDIA #1-3) edly one of the supreme works of world literature. Peter Dale's achievement has been to produce a complete version in modern English that echoes Dante's "sweet new style" while keeping to the poet's demanding terza rima verse pattern. It is a handsome reader's edition -- accurate, clear and compelli..
COMEDY AND ROMANCE: FIVE MOVIE LENGTH TALES FROM AISLE SEAT BOOKS Movie Length Tales by five super-talented writers!
What’s a Movie Length Tale? A feature-length movie told in words, not on a screen. Try these. You’ll see. Literally. You’ll see (and hear) the movie as you read it.
I'm With the Band? by Lawna Hurl
A fast-rising youn..