Multcolib My Librarian Karen E: 12 of my favorite comedians
Annotation:Filmed live at Toronto's Elgin Theater, this Oscar-winning comedian talks about everything from baby monitors to his addiction to placebos. Also includes an early performance at a Boston comedy club and a short film entitled One Soldier.
Annotation:"When I got divorced, I thought 'Well, there goes my act.'" But it didn't and here's the proof. As a newly divorced, well-meaning father raising two young daughters, Louie struggles to cope with his strenuous mid-life shake-up, and his stand-up comedy provides a reflection of his hectic, everyday reality. There are disastrous first dates, indecent proposals, high school bullies, booze-addled play dates-and more.
Annotation:Stand-up comedian and actor David Cross presents a scathing and hilarious critique of 21st century pop culture. Here, nobody is safe from Cross' rip-roaring humor, including the mainstream media, scandalous celebs, and religion.
Annotation:Comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele give viewers no choice but to laugh at their hilarious way of examining life in a provocative and irreverent way, through a combination of filmed sketches and live stage segments.
Annotation:Hilarious and moving by turns, Believe is the story of triumph over adversity. Cameras followed Eddie on a stressful 'comeback' tour, and caught the story behind some of his best-loved material en route. A provoking and inspiring tale of how tragedy can be turned to laughter by sheer force of will.
Annotation:"A few years ago, I was moving a new bed into my apartment, and this woman who lived in the building opened the front door for me with her key. She said, 'I'm not worried because a rapist wouldn't have a bed like that.' That's how she started the conversation. Now, what I should have said was nothing. What I did say was 'You'd be surprised.'"
Annotation:"My favorite fruit is grapes. Because with grapes, you always get another chance. 'Cause, you know, if you have a crappy apple or a peach, you're stuck with that crappy piece of fruit. But if you have a crappy grape, no problem - just move on to the next. 'Grapes: The Fruit of Hope.'"
Annotation:Featuring narrative essays, short stories, and conceptual pieces (such as "Protagonists' hospital," where doctors treat only the shoulder wounds of Hollywood action heroes) as well as Martin's signature drawings, absurdities, and one-liners, This is a book that delivers sharp jokes, colorful characters, and interesting surprises.
Annotation:Mitch Hedberg was known for his surreal humor and unconventional comedic delivery. His comedy typically featured short, sometimes one-line jokes mixed with absurd elements and non sequiturs. And he's hilarious! This compilation was released posthumously.
Annotation:"Wearing a turtleneck is like being strangled by a really weak guy, all day. Wearing a backpack and a turtleneck is like a weak midget trying to bring you down."
Annotation:Part memoir, part monologue, with a dash of startling honesty,There's Nothing in This Book That I Meant to Say features biographies of legendary historical figures from which Paula Poundstone can't help digressing to tell her own story. If you like Paula Poundstone's ironic and blindingly intelligent humor, you'll love this wryly observant, funny, and touching book.
Annotation:The amazing true story of one of modern culture's most iconic figures. Much more than just a comedian, his comedy challenged the injustices of life head on, but his uncompromising approach met with conflict in America and it was instead on the international stage where he found fame.