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Shannon, Molly

Summary: A candid, hilarious, and heartbreaking memoir of resilience and redemption by comedic genius Molly Shannon. At age four, Molly Shannon's world was shattered when she lost her mother, baby sister, and cousin in a car accident with her father at the wheel. Held together by her tender and complicated relationship with her grieving father, Molly was raised in a permissive household where her gift...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHA

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHANNON, MOLLY SHA

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Bio Shannon

Shannon, Molly

Summary: At age four, Molly Shannon lost her mother, baby sister, and cousin in a car accident. Held together by her father, she was raised in a house that would allow her to become a renowned comedic actress.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA 921 SHA

Wong, Ali

Summary: "In her hit Netflix comedy special Baby Cobra, an eight-month pregnant Ali Wong resonated so strongly with viewers that she became a popular Halloween costume. Wong told the world her remarkably unfiltered thoughts on marriage, sex, working women, and why you never see new-mom comics on stage but you sure see plenty of new dads. Wong's sharp insights and humor are even more personal in this...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WON

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WONG, ALI WON

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harmony Books 2010

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

Shandling, Garry

Summary: "Garry Shandling was a singular trailblazer in the comedy world. His two hit shows, It's Garry Shandling's Show and The Larry Sanders Show, broke new ground and influenced future sitcoms like 30 Rock and Curb Your Enthusiasm, and his stand-up laid the foundation for a whole generation of comics. There's no one better to tell Garry's story than Judd Apatow--Garry gave Judd one of his first jobs...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHANDLING, GARRY SHA

Cho, Margaret.

Contents: Disc One So good to be home -- Karl Lagerfeld -- I am a fag hag -- Chippendales -- Gay porn -- Lesbians love whale watching -- Are you gay? -- Grandma and Grandpa -- Disc Two Once upon a time I had myown tv show -- KKK-Mart -- Saved by the Gong -- Fatty choices -- Gwen -- "Margaret Cho, you're a star!" -- Mother's Day -- But I'm a size 4 -- Chow-like Cho diet-- Koren a̲merican role model --...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Nettwerk America 2003

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD COMEDY/SPOKEN CHO

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams 2017

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

Spade, David

Summary: Comedian David Spade takes fans back to his childhood as a wannabe cool younger brother and recounts his excruciating road-tour to fame, dishing about his time crisscrossing the country as a comedian, for low-paying gigs and dragging along his mother's old suitcase full of props. He also covers his years on SNL, including his close working relationship and friendship with Chris Farley.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 921 SPADE, DAVID SPA

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

Higgins, Maeve

Summary: "A witty, moving, and topical collection of essays, about a country that seems broken into pieces, and finding the light that shines through the cracks, from Irish comedian Maeve Higgins, author of Maeve in America"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 824 HIG

Slate, Jenny

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: "To see the world through Jenny Slate's eyes is to see it as though for the first time, shimmering with strangeness and possibility. As she will remind you, we live on an ancient ball that rotates around a bigger ball made up of lights and gasses that are science gasses, not farts (don't be immature). Heartbreak, confusion, and misogyny stalk this blue-green sphere, yes, but it is also a place...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SLA

Summary: Profiles women leaders in the fields of politics, business, military, space, motion pictures, and comedy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV MAK

Summary: Features a showcase of the incredibly talented women who have created some of the funniest and most memorable characters on Saturday Night Live throughout its rich history. Beginning with a Real Housewives parody, hot Andy Cohen invites some of the women of SNL back to studio 8H for a comically charged reunion show with an honest 'Housewives-style' tell-all that lets us know what they've been...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2012

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD WOM

Sundquist, Josh

Summary: "Social media star and comedian Josh Sundquist takes readers on his hilarious journey to the fringes of viral stardom to discover if it's possible to be both very famous and very happy"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 SUN

Levy, Shawn

Summary: "Today, women are ascendant in standup comedy, even preeminent. They make headlines, fill arenas, spawn blockbuster movies. But before Amy Schumer slayed, Tiffany Haddish killed, and Ali Wong drew roars, the very idea of a female comedian seemed, to most of America, like a punchline. And it took a special sort of woman-indeed, a parade of them-to break and remake the mold. In on the Joke is the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 792.7 LEV

Summary: "Chronicles the incredible life and times of legendary comedian and activist Dick Gregory."--IMDB.com.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC ONE

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

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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

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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

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....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WIL

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B WILLIAMS ITZ

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Bio Williams

Strong, Cecily

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "A powerful memoir from the Saturday Night Live cast member Cecily Strong about grieving the death of her cousin-and embracing the life-affirming lessons he taught her-amid the coronavirus pandemic"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STRONG, CECILY STR

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

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

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2016

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

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

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