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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...

Format: text

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

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

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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

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Slate, Jenny

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

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

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SLATE, JENNY SLA

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

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

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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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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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

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Director R.J. Cutler takes a revealing look at the brilliant life of comedic legend John Belushi. Known for his iconic characters and sketches on both stage and screen, few people knew his personal side, until now. Never-before-seen photos, letters and home-movies from the Belushi family archive give intimate access to the world-famous superstar. Family and friends who knew him best share...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC BEL

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

Strong, Cecily

2 holds 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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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 Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 POL

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 NOAH, TREVOR NOA

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B NOAH NOA

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, an imprint of Random House 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: BOOK CLUB KIT 921 NOA

Deb, Sopan

Summary: Deb's experiences as one of the few minorities covering the Trump campaign, and subsequently as a stand-up comedian, propelled him on a dramatic journey to India to see his father and bridge the emotional distance separating him from those whose DNA he shared.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow 2020

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

Buteau, Michelle

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Buteau's humorous essays reflect on growing up Caribbean, Catholic, and thick in New Jersey, going to college in Miami (where everyone smells like pineapple), her many friendship and dating disasters, working as a newsroom editor during 9/11, getting started in standup opening for male strippers, marrying into her husband's Dutch family, IVF and surrogacy, motherhood, chosen family, and what it...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BUTEAU, MICHELLE BUT

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 Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 HOF

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