Books in category Performing Arts – Comedy

  • Vaudeville Humor

    Vaudeville Humor
    Paul M. Levitt

    Vaudeville Humor: The Collected Jokes, Routines, and Skits of Ed Lowry contains vaudeville jokes, skits, and routines from the first three decades of the twentieth century originally compiled by comedian Ed Lowry (1896– 1983).

  • The Oberon Book of Comic Monologues for Women Volume Two Volume 2

    The Oberon Book of Comic Monologues for Women: Volume Two, Volume 2
    Katy Wix

    Finding original and amusing material to perform can be a daunting task, especially for women. This second collection of comic monologues provides female performers with even more choice and opportunity to shine.

  • Monty Python Speaks

    Monty Python Speaks
    David Morgan

    In Monty Python Speaks, David Morgan has collected interviews with Monty Python’s founding members, actors, producers, and other collaborators to produce a no-holds-barred look at the Pythons’ legendary sketches and films, including …

  • Shep s Army

    Shep’s Army
    Jean Shepherd

    Shep's Army is the first volume of new Shepherd tales to be published in a quarter century.

  • Thank You for Coming to Hattiesburg

    Thank You for Coming to Hattiesburg
    Todd Barry

    “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 time on tour in the US, Canada, …

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin Bridges

    We Need to Talk About . . . Kevin Bridges
    Kevin Bridges

    Is there heartache behind the humour? I wonder if he's a manic-depressive? Tears of a clown? Yes, all of that. Discover the hilarious life-story of one of Britain's best-loved comedians in Kevin Bridges' brilliant memoir.

  • Hollywood Comedians the Film Reader

    Hollywood Comedians, the Film Reader
    Frank Krutnik

    Essays explore a variety of comedy films and comedians, from the silent era to the present day, covering such performers as the Marx Brothers, Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Lucille Ball, and Jerry Lewis.

  • The Humor Code

    The Humor Code
    Peter McGraw, Joel Warner

    Part road-trip comedy and part social science experiment, a scientist and a journalist travel the globe to discover the secret behind what makes things funny, questioning countless experts, including Louis C.K., along the way.

  • The Art of Comedy Writing

    The Art of Comedy Writing
    Arthur Asa Berger

    In The Art of Comedy Writing, Arthur Asa Berger argues that there are a relatively limited number of techniques – forty-five in all – that humorists employ.

  • Dying to Do Letterman

    Dying to Do Letterman
    Steve Mazan

    Based on the documentary of the same name, Dying to Do Letterman is Steve Mazan's story.

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