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Rau, Dana Meachen

Summary: "From 1939 to 2021, actress Betty White was one of the most beloved performers in the entertainment industry. She starred in fan-favorite television shows like The Golden Girls and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and also blockbuster movies like Toy Story 4 and The Proposal. Over her decades-long career, Betty White won Emmy awards, was named an honorary mayor of Hollywood, earned a star on the Walk...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2023

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Irby, Samantha

Summary: "The widely beloved, uproarious, first essay collection and the basis for the upcoming FX Studios series from smart, edgy, hilarious, and unabashedly raunchy Samantha Irby. Samantha Irby exploded onto the printed page with this debut collection of essays about trying to laugh her way through failed relationships, taco feasts, bouts with Crohn's disease, and more. Every essay is crafted with the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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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...

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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

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

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1 available in Performing Arts DVDs, Call number: DVD PERFORMING ARTS BIL

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

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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...

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

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

Thompson, Kenan

Summary: "When I Was Your Age is a hilarious, heartwarming and surprising ode to growing up, getting older and wiser, and luck, life, and learning from the school of hard knocks, from SNL's longest-serving actor, Kenan Thompson"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2023

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 THO

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

Irby, Samantha

Summary: "Beloved writer Samantha Irby has returned to the printed page for her much-anticipated, sidesplitting fourth book following her 2020 breakout, Wow, no thank you, a Vintage Books Original. The success of Irby's career has taken her to new heights. She fields calls with job offers from Hollywood and walks the red carpet with the iconic ladies of Sex and the City. Finally, she has made it. But,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2023

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Seinfeld, Jerry

Summary: Hand-picking the keenest insights and funniest exchanges from eighty-four episodes of the groundbreaking streaming series, this carefully curated book offers excerpts from casual yet intimate conversations with the funniest people alive and behind-the-scenes photos and anecdotes.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.45 SEI

Segura, Tom

Summary: Segura is known for his twisted takes and irreverent comedic voice, but after a few busy years of work and parenting, he just wants to hide from everything. In this collection of true stories, he takes a revealing look at some of the situations that have shaped him. Readers will be laughing out loud-- and nodding in agreement with his message that, in a world where everyone is increasingly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SEGURA, TOM SEG

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

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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2 available in Performing Arts DVDs, Call number: DVD PERFORMING ARTS 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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD JIM

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1 available in Performing Arts DVDs, Call number: DVD PERFORMING ARTS JIM

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

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

Summary: Still considered iconic for their live performances from Studio 8H in New York, the original cast set the tone for years to follow with their irreverent, edgy humor. They combined anti-establishment political satire with rock-and-roll attitude for a show that spoke to the youth of the 1970s.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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

Nesteroff, Kliph

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Summary: Comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff focuses on one of comedy's most significant and little-known stories: how, despite having been denied representation in the entertainment industry, Native Americans have influenced and advanced the art form. Profiles important events and humorists from the 1880s to the present.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 970.004 NES

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....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Annick Press 2019

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

Noah, Trevor

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2019

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Summary: A feature film version of America's hit comedy concert tour with renowned comedians Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Ron White, and Larry the Cable Guy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2007

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

Summary: Fresh off of his two-month college comedy tour, Pete returns to New York City with newfound confidence in his comedic abilities. While growing more assured, he continues to struggle over what he really wants out of comedy and how to find a happy balance between his old, faith-based self and the new, more ambitious comic he's becoming.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

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

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