Multcolib My Librarian Karen E: 12 of my favorite comedians

Steven Wright
Steven Wright When the Leaves Blow Away DVD - 2007 DVD 792.23 STEVEN All copies in use Availability details

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.

I Still Have A Pony
I Still Have A Pony By Wright, Steven Audiobook CD - 2007 CD- 792.76 W953i All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:"What's another word for Thesaurus?"

Louie The Complete First Season DVD - 2011 DVD Comedy LOUIE1 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 2 on 6 copies

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.

I Drink for A Reason
I Drink for A Reason By Cross, David Audiobook CD - 2009 CD- 808.87 C951i All copies in use Availability details

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.

Key & Peele
Key & Peele Season 1 DVD - 2012 DVD Comedy KEY1 Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 21 copies

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.

Believe: the Eddie Izzard Story
Believe: the Eddie Izzard Story Streaming Video - 2010 Streaming Video Access online »

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.

Eddie Izzard
Eddie Izzard Dress to Kill DVD - 2002 DVD 792.23 EDDIE Available in some locations

Annotation:"I grew up in Europe, where the history comes from."

What I Should Have Said Was Nothing
What I Should Have Said Was Nothing Tales From My Secret Public Journal By Birbiglia, Mike DVD - 2008 DVD 792.76 WHAT All copies in use Availability details

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.'"

Sleepwalk With Me Live
Sleepwalk With Me Live By Birbiglia, Mike Audiobook CD - 2011 CD- 792.76 B6172s All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:“The list of fun and easily fixed brain diseases is very short.”

These Are Jokes
These Are Jokes By Martin, Demetri Audiobook CD - 2006 CD- 792.23 M379t Available in some locations

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.'"

This Is A Book by Demetri Martin Called This Is A Book
This Is A Book by Demetri Martin Called This Is A Book By Martin, Demetri Book - 2011 818.6 M3796t 2011 Available in some locations

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.

Chappelle's Show
Chappelle's Show Season One Uncensored! DVD - 2004 DVD Comedy CHAPPELLE All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:All 12 uncensored and unblurred episodes from Dave Chappelle's first season. This is definitely the uncensored version.

Do You Believe in Gosh?
Do You Believe in Gosh? By Hedberg, Mitch Streaming Music - 2008 Streaming music Access online »

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.

Mitch All Together
Mitch All Together By Hedberg, Mitch Audiobook CD - 2003 CD- 792.23 H452m Available in some locations

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."

There's Nothing in This Book That I Meant to Say
There's Nothing in This Book That I Meant to Say By Poundstone, Paula Book - 2006 792.7028 P876t 2006 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 3 copies

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.

The Essential Collection
The Essential Collection By Hicks, Bill Streaming Music - 1997 Streaming music Access online »

Annotation:"It's always funny until someone gets hurt. Then it's just hilarious."

American The Bill Hicks Story DVD - 2011 DVD 792.76028092 AMERICAN All copies in use Availability details

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.

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Comedy is serious business and here are 12 comedians that always make me crack up, seriously.