In a hilarious look at real life on the comedy circuit, some of America’s most famous comics share their own stories of life on the road, gigs gone wrong, and unexpected zany moments, with contributions by Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Mike Myers, Bill Maher, Joan Rivers, Jeff Foxworthy, and others.
|Publisher:||Crown Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.58(d)|
About the Author
Ritch Shydner did everything he was told to be to become a star: appearances on all the talk shows, his own sitcom pilot, roles on hit sitcoms, HBO specials, and movie roles. He's written for numerous TV shows, including Roseanne, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, Becker, Titus, and Mind of the Married Man and was a co-executive producer of the WB's Blue Collar TV. Shydner is the author of Kicking Through the Ashes: My Life as a Stand-up in the 1980s Comedy Boom. He is also the coauthor of a book on stand-up, I Killed. In the '80s, he made numerous TV appearances, including on Late Night with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno.
Mark Schiff is a stand-up comedian, actor, and the coauthor of a book on stand-up, I Killed. Jerry Seinfeld says that "Mark Schiff is one of the funniest, the brightest, the best stage comics I have ever seen." As a comedian, Schiff has been a headlining in all the major clubs and casinos across the United States for over 20 years. He has written for Mad About You, Roseanne, and Blue Collar TV, and is the author of four critically acclaimed plays.