News of the economy getting you down? Why not stop into the library and pick up one of these new items that are sure to tickle your funny bone:
Comedy at the Edge: How Stand Up in the 1970s Changed America by Richard Zoglin. “Zoglin provide(s) an entertaining account of the era’s emerging comedy scene, interviewing most of the principals and supporting players to connect the dots from Lenny Bruce to Jerry Seinfeld. The result is an intimate glimpse through the keyhole of a rebel subculture birthed on the smoke-filled stages of New York’s Improv and Catch a Rising Star that found its way into the heart of mainstream America — on television and film and in suburban stand-up factories.” —Los Angeles Times
Make ‘Em Laugh: the funny business of America. By Laurence Maslon and Michael Kantor. From Charlie Chaplin to Bill Maher, America is a fertile breeding ground for some seriously funny people. Filled with wonderful pictures and jokes and scenes from movies, this book will remind you of old favorites and find you some new favorites, too.
Still Alive! A Temporary Condition by Herbert Gold. “Old age is a shipwreck, Charles de Gaulle once observed. Not so, says Herb Gold in this lively, often hilarious memoir of his first seven decades. He is clearly enjoying every moment to the fullest.” ~from the cover
New Comedy DVDs: