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Hicks, Bill

Summary: One Night Stand: Bill Hicks is a comedian with a message. In his own words, he offers 'a message that is not heard very often ... but it's the truth'. Raw and outspoken, Hicks tells us alcohol and cigarettes are more harmful than marijuana. He also offers his view on the devil on records played backwards, kids who commit suicide after hearing Judas Priest material and he explains what causes...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Rykodisc, Inc. 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY BIL

Summary: Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham returns with Peanut, Walter and José Jalapeño ... on a STEEK!, and introduces Achmed the Dead Terrorist and Melvin the Superhero, in this comedy special.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY JEF

Summary: The unhippest guy in the room is going to crack you up. Jim Gaffigan is the nice guy next door- with more than a hint of the devil in him. A regular of The Ellen Show and That '70s Show, the versatile actor shows his unique style of humor.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2005

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY JIM

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Comedy Ga

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD GAF NOT RATED

Patterson, James

Summary: Teaching other kids how to be funny is the toughest gig that Jamie Grimm has ever had, and with the highest stakes. If he fails, his school library will be shut down for good! Even though he has a national contest trophy and a TV show under his belt, Jamie Grimm isn't one to sit back and relax. When his school has a major funding crisis, Jamie hits on a bright idea to save the day--a comedy...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway 2017

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Summary: One man's journey to find meaning in Bill Murray's many unexpected adventures with everyday people. Enjoy an inside look at rare and never-before-seen footage of the comedic icon participating in stories previously presumed to be urban legend.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

McCreary, Michael

Summary: "Like many others on the autism spectrum, 20-something stand-up comic Michael McCreary has been told by more than a few well-meaning folks that he doesn't "look" autistic. But, as he's quick to point out in this memoir, autism "looks" different for just about everyone with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Diagnosed with ASD at age five, McCreary got hit with the performance bug not much later....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Annick Press 2019

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Noah, Trevor

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: The comedian traces his coming of age during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed, offering insight into the farcical aspects of the political and social systems of today's world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2019

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Summary: Live performances by comedians Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall and Ron White.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount DVD 2004

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY BLU

Summary: Loaded with Jimmy's most memorable moments and sketches and includes Jimmy with Mick Jagger, Jarret's Room, Jeopardy with Jimmy impersonating Adam Sandler, Impressions Montage, and Weekend Update Montage.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Artisan Home Entertainment 2005

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV SAT

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 792.7 FEY

Idle, Eric

Summary: From the ingenious comic performer, founding member of Monty Python, and creator of Spamalot, comes an absurdly funny memoir of unparalleled wit and heartfelt candor.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD B IDL

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

Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray)

Summary: The story of two brothers, Dylan and Shepard O'Conner, and Jillian Jackson, the traveling companion whom evil chance-- or divine design-- bestows upon then, By the light of the moon unfolds over twenty-four hours as these intrepid souls race to puzzle out a vicious violation committed against them. Dylan, an itinerant artist, has devoted his life to caring for the autistic Shep, whose...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2002

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA FICTION Koo

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

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

Summary: Never-before-seen footage and journal entries form the narrative spine of the documentary, allowing Gilda Radner to tell her own story; through the laughter and sometimes the tears. Incredibly, she was able to find humor in even the darkest of times. Her spirit lives on in comedy as a female trailblazer who continues to inspire many present day comedic performers.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2019

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2 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: HOT DVD

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

Irby, Samantha

Summary: "Samantha Irby explodes onto the printed page with her debut collection of brand-new essays about trying to laugh her way through failed relationships, being black, taco feasts, bouts with Crohn's disease, and more. Every essay is crafted with the same scathing wit and poignant candor thousands of loyal readers have come to expect from visiting her notoriously hilarious blog,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Curbside Splendor Publishing 2013

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3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 IRB

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 IRB

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 IRB

Noah, Trevor

6 holds on 5 copies

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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O'Malley, Kevin

Summary: In this humorous take-off of "The Bremen Town Musicians," four animals that aspire to make it big as comedians leave their owners and seek their fortunes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker & Co. 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE O'MALLEY

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

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

Summary: Comedian and talk-show host Dick Cavett interviews several up-and-coming comedians on his show.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV DIC

Summary: A successful singer-songwriter hatches a plan to help his friend's struggling comedy career and broken love life by hiring him as his opening act on his solo tour.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: A masterful drama about the twilight of a former vaudeville star is among the writer/director's most touching films. Calvero, a once beloved musical-comedy performer, now a washed-up alcoholic who lives in a small London flat. A glimmer of hope arrives when he meets a beautiful but melancholy ballerina who lives downstairs.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Criterion Collection 2015

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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

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB CHAPLIN BRO