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Wheeler, Jill C.

Summary: Ellen DeGeneres has dedicated her life to making people laugh. She is known as an entertainment pioneer and champion of the LGBTQ community. Ellen DeGeneres: Groundbreaking Entertainer explores DeGeneres's early life, rise to fame, and positive influence on society. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 DEG

Burnett, Carol.

Summary: In engaging anecdotes, Carol discusses her remarkable friendships with stars such at Jimmy Stewart, Lucille Ball, Cary Grant, and Julie Andrews; her television show that won twenty-five Emmys in its remarkable eleven-year run; and the sorrows that she overcame with her irresistible humor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harmony Books 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BURNETT, CAROL BUR

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Burnett 2010

Rivers, Melissa

Summary: "Joan Rivers is an enduring icon of the 20th century, and her wildly popular humor has appealed to generations of fans. With a career that began in the late 1950s, Joan kept mementos over the course of her entire working life, and Joan Rivers Confidential is a compilation of never-before-seen personal archives. Assembled by her daughter Melissa with Scott Currie, the book contains scripts and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: OVS 921 RIVERS, JOAN RIV

Anderson, Louie

Summary: Louie Anderson, New York Times bestselling author and Emmy Award-winning comedian currently starring in Zach Galifianakis's Baskets , shares his journey of turning life's challenges into joy, as well as plenty of wisdom he's still discovering from his late mother.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ANDERSON, LOUIE AND

Stone, Laurie.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco Press 1997

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 792.23 STO

Ferguson, Craig

Summary: The host of "The Late, Late Show" delivers a moving and achingly funny memoir of living the American dream as he journeys from the mean streets of Glasgow, Scotland, to the comedic promised land of Hollywood. Along the way he stumbles through several attempts to make his mark--as a punk rock musician, a construction worker, a bouncer, and, tragically, a modern dancer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2009

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 FER

Marin, Cheech

Summary: "A memoir by the counterculture legend discusses how he formed one of the most successful comedy duos of all time, became a representative of the recreational drug movement, forged a successful solo career, and amassed a collection of renowned Chicano art,"--NoveList.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MARIN, CHEECH MAR

Morgan, Tracy

Summary: African American comedian and actor Tracy Morgan tells the story of his rise to fame, with all its highs and its many lows, from his very public battles with alcohol and diabetes to the private and poignant end of his twenty-year marriage.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 MORGAN, TRACY Mor

Conway, Tim.

Summary: Conway, best known for his characters on The Carol Burnett Show, offers a straight-shooting and hilarious memoir about his life on stage and off as an actor and comedian.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2013

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 Conway 2013

Fey, Tina

Summary: From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon, comedian Tina Fey reveals all, and proves that you're no one until someone calls you bossy.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

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Pollack, Pam

Summary: "Discover more about the comedy team that perfected the art of the pie fight! The Three Stooges were the hardworking children of immigrants and discovered a love of performing at an early age. Starting out as a vaudeville act, they soon transitioned into movies, becoming a worldwide sensation in feature films and shorts. Never the critics' darlings, audiences loved them for their mastery of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 POL

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 POL

Brown, Pam.

Summary: Discusses the life of one of the most famous figures in entertainment history, who was often called "the funniest man in the world."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G. Stevens Children's Books 1989

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB CHAPLIN BRO

Hofstetter, Steve

Summary: The comedian and YouTube personality shares stories of his teen years, from family turbulence, awkward dating, and revenge of bullied nerds.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 HOF

Itzkoff, Dave

Summary: "From New York Times reporter Dave Itzkoff comes the definitive biography of Robin Williams-- a compelling portrait of one of America's most beloved and misunderstood entertainers. From his rapid-fire stand-up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork & Mindy and his powerful Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams was a singularly innovative actor and comedian....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 WIL

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WILLIAMS, ROBIN ITZ

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B WILLIAMS ITZ

Summary: A ferocious, funny, and poignant portrait of the one-of-a-kind Broadway legend still belting out Sondheim numbers at age 87, the documentary tribute showcases the brash, uncompromising Tony and Emmy winner both on stage and off. The film captures her immeasurable charm, acerbic wit, and impressive accomplishments with candid footage and interviews with friends and collaborators, including...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF ELA

Griffin, Maggie

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GRIFFIN, MAGGIE GRI

Summary: Gilbert Gottfried rose to fame in the 1980s thanks to his brash stand-up act and personality. Now, after decades of flying solo in both his work and in his personal life, Gilbert has shockingly reinvented himself as a family man.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Gravitas Ventures 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF GIL

Niver, Heather Moore

Summary: Highlights the life and accomplishments of the comedian known for his stand-up routines and his role on the television show "Parks and Recreation."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rosen Publishing 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 ANS

Bruce, Lenny.

Summary: Complilation on six sound discs with accompanying book, by the same title, of various Lenny Bruce performances. A more detailed description of disc contents can be found on p. 71-76 in book.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Shout! Factory 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD COMEDY/SPOKEN BRU
1 available in Sight & Sound Print Material, Call number: SSC CD COMEDY/SPOKEN BRU

Summary: The story of the Stooges, covering their entire fifty year show business career, including rare clips, interviews, classic routines, TV guest appearances more.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: GoodTimes DVD 2000

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Series Three 2000

Cummings, Whitney

Summary: The creator, writer and executive producer of "2 Broke Girls" presents a personal account of her life and career, detailing her struggles with challenges ranging from anxiety and an eating disorder to relationships and pop therapy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CUMMINGS, WHITNEY CUM

Franken, Al.

Summary: 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. A book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect. It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 FRA

Poehler, Amy

Summary: The actress best known for her work on "Parks and Recreation" and "Saturday Night Live" reveals personal stories and offers her humorous take on such topics as love, friendship, parenthood, and her relationship with Tina Fey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow Publishers 2014

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Poehler 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B POEHLER POE

Noah, Trevor

Summary: "The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed,"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2016

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