Book The Second City Unscripted

    Book Details:
  • Author : Mike Thomas
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Release : 2012-06-30
  • ISBN : 0810128446
  • Pages : 303 pages

Download or read The Second City Unscripted PDF, written by Mike Thomas and published by Northwestern University Press. This book was released on 2012-06-30 with total page 303 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Descriptions of Chicago's Second City comedy theater group as told to the author by troup members and historical information collected by the author.

Book And Nothing But the Truthiness

Download or read And Nothing But the Truthiness PDF, written by Lisa Rogak and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2011-10-11 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A funny and personal portrait of the comedian who became the headline-making, ground-breaking star of The Colbert Report. "My name is Stephen Colbert, but I actually play someone on television named Stephen Colbert, who looks like me and talks like me, but who says things with a straight face [that] he doesn't mean."—Stephen Colbert No other comedian can generate headlines today the way Stephen Colbert can. With his appearance at a Congressional hearing, his rally in Washington, D.C., his bestselling book, his creation of the now-accepted word truthiness, and of course his popular TV show, nearly everyone (except the poor Congressional fools who agree to be interviewed on his show) has heard of him. Yet all these things are part of a character also named Stephen Colbert. Who is he really? In And Nothing But the Truthiness, biographer Lisa Rogak examines the man behind the character. She reveals the roots of his humor, growing up as the youngest of eleven siblings, and the tragedy that forever altered the family. She charts his early years earning his chops first as a serious acting student and later as a budding impov comic, especially his close connection with Amy Sedaris, which led to the cult TV show Strangers with Candy. And Rogak offers a look inside how The Daily Show works, and the exclusive bond that Colbert and Jon Stewart formed that would lead to Colbert's own rise to celebrity. A behind-the-scenes look into the world of one of the biggest comedians in America, And Nothing But the Truthiness is a terrific read for any resident of Colbert Nation.

Book Improv Nation

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  • Author : Sam Wasson
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2017-12-05
  • ISBN : 0544558251
  • Pages : 485 pages

Download or read Improv Nation PDF, written by Sam Wasson and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2017-12-05 with total page 485 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Like the best of his subjects, which include Stephen Colbert, Bill Murray and Tina Fey, Wasson has perfect timing.”—Minneapolis Star-Tribune Finalist for the 2017 George Freedley Memorial Award In this richly reported, scene-driven narrative, Sam Wasson charts the meteoric rise of improv from its unlikely beginnings in McCarthy-era Chicago. We witness the chance meeting between Mike Nichols and Elaine May, hang out at the after-hours bar where Dan Aykroyd hosted friends like John Belushi, Bill Murray, and Gilda Radner, and go behind the scenes of cultural landmarks from The Graduate to The Colbert Report. Along the way, we befriend pioneers such as Harold Ramis, Chevy Chase, Steve Carell, Amy Poehler, Alan Arkin, Tina Fey, Judd Apatow, and many others. “Compelling, absolutely unputdownable…And, in case you’re wondering, yes, the book is funny. In places, very funny. A remarkable story, magnificently told.”—Booklist “One of the most important stories in American popular culture…Wasson may be the first author to explain [improv’s] entire history…a valuable book.”—The New York Times Book Review “Improv Nation masterfully tells a new history of American comedy…It holds the element of surprise—true to the spirit of its subject.”—Entertainment Weekly

Book The New Yorker

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  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2005
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 1434 pages

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Book Theatre History Studies

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Book You Might Remember Me

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  • Author : Mike Thomas
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release : 2015-12-01
  • ISBN : 9781250070302
  • Pages : 336 pages

Download or read You Might Remember Me PDF, written by Mike Thomas and published by St. Martin's Griffin. This book was released on 2015-12-01 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Beloved TV comedic actor Phil Hartman is best known for his eight brilliant seasons on Saturday Night Live, where his versatility and comedic timing resulted in some of the funniest and most famous sketches in the television show's history. Besides his hilarious impersonations of Phil Donahue, Frank Sinatra and Bill Clinton, Hartman's other indelible characters included Cirroc the Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer, Eugene the Anal Retentive Chef and, of course, Frankenstein. He also starred as pompous radio broadcaster Bill McNeal in the NBC sitcom NewsRadio and voiced numerous classic roles — most memorably washed-up actor and commercial pitchman Troy McClure — on Fox's long-running animated hit The Simpsons. But Hartman's seemingly charmed life was cut tragically short when he was fatally shot by his troubled third wife, Brynn, who turned a gun on herself several hours later. The shocking and headline-generating turn of events stunned those closest to the couple as well as countless fans who knew Phil only from afar. Now, for the first time ever, the years and moments leading up to his untimely end are described in illuminating detail through information gleaned from exclusive interviews with scores of famous cast mates, close friends and family members as well as private letters, audio/video recordings, extensive police records, and more. Both joyous tribute and serious biography, Mike Thomas' You Might Remember Me is a celebration of Phil Hartman's multi-faceted career and an exhaustively reported, warts-and-all examination of his often intriguing and sometimes complicated life—a powerful, humor-filled and disquieting portrait of a man who was loved by many, admired by millions and taken from them far too early.

Book Frommer s Chicago 2001

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  • Author : Craig Keller
  • Publisher : *Frommers
  • Release : 2001-04-15
  • ISBN : 9780764561573
  • Pages : 323 pages

Download or read Frommer s Chicago 2001 PDF, written by Craig Keller and published by *Frommers. This book was released on 2001-04-15 with total page 323 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go -- they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us! Completely updated every year (unlike most of the competition), Frommer's Chicago features gorgeous color photos of the sights and experiences that await you. Written and personally researched by a lifelong resident, it covers all the traditional tourist favorites but also lets you in on local finds, neighborhood hangouts, and little-known gems. Our author has inspected every hotel, and knows the city intimately. There's something for every taste and budget, from world-class dining at Charlie Trotter's to killer barbecue at the most authentic rib shacks in town. With Frommer's in hand, you'll have tons of fun: shopping along the Magnificent Mile, watching Sammy slug homers at Wrigley, admiring the groundbreaking architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, taking in the masterpieces at the Art Institute, dancing at a down-and-dirty blues club, and strolling the gorgeous lakefront. You'll even get a free color fold-out map and an online directory that makes trip-planning a snap! Another helpful guide for your trip is Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Chicago.

Book Chicago style Improv comedy

Download or read Chicago style Improv comedy PDF, written by Amy E. Seham and published by . This book was released on 1997 with total page 508 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Limits of Irreverence

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  • Author : Stephen Edward Kercher
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2000
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 1342 pages

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Book Broadcasting   Cable

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  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2007-10
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : pages

Download or read Broadcasting Cable PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 2007-10 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The New York Times Index

Download or read The New York Times Index PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 2009 with total page 1584 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Frommer s Chicago 2002

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  • Author : Elizabeth Canning Blackwell
  • Publisher : *Frommers
  • Release : 2002-01-15
  • ISBN : 9780764564932
  • Pages : 344 pages

Download or read Frommer s Chicago 2002 PDF, written by Elizabeth Canning Blackwell and published by *Frommers. This book was released on 2002-01-15 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go-they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us! Completely updated every year (unlike most of the competition), Frommer's Chicago features gorgeous color photos of the sights and experiences that await you. Written and personally researched by a lifelong resident, it covers all the traditional tourist favorites but also lets you in on local finds, neighborhood hangouts, and little-known gems. Our author has inspected every hotel, and knows the city intimately. There's something for every taste and budget, from world-class dining at Charlie Trotter's to killer barbecue at the most authentic rib shacks in town. With Frommer's in hand, you'll have tons of fun: shopping along the Magnificent Mile, cheering on homers at Wrigley, admiring the groundbreaking architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, taking in the masterpieces at the Art Institute, dancing at a down-and-dirty blues club, and strolling the gorgeous lakefront. You'll even get a free color fold-out map and an online directory that makes trip-planning a snap!

Book The Independent Film   Video Monthly

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Book Frommer s Chicago with Kids

    Book Details:
  • Author : Laura Tiebert
  • Publisher : *Frommers
  • Release : 2007-04-23
  • ISBN : 9780470124819
  • Pages : 320 pages

Download or read Frommer s Chicago with Kids PDF, written by Laura Tiebert and published by *Frommers. This book was released on 2007-04-23 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Let Frommer's show you where your kids can: Crawl inside a coal mine Anchor their very own newscast Root, root, root for the home team Cruise the waterways on a private boat Spend an exhilarating night at the theatre Roll out a sleeping bag with the dinosaurs Ride through city canyons on an elevated train Discover Chicago's parks and all they have to offer Devour a Chicago red hot or a slice of deep-dish pizza Have a good time without breaking the bank Plus invaluable travel tips on: Age ranges for each sight and activity Hotels that offer cribs and rollaway beds Restaurants with kids' menus, boosters, and high chairs Shopping for everything from baby booties to blues music A Chicago parent's words of wisdom on safety in the city

Book Frommer s Portable Chicago

    Book Details:
  • Author : Todd A. Savage
  • Publisher : Frommers
  • Release : 1998-05-26
  • ISBN : 9780028624464
  • Pages : 192 pages

Download or read Frommer s Portable Chicago PDF, written by Todd A. Savage and published by Frommers. This book was released on 1998-05-26 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Frommer's Puts the World in Your Pocket. All the up-to-date practical information, exact prices, and candid insider advice you've come to expect from Frommer's…now available in an easy-to-carry size—and at an unbeatable price! The Best of Chicago in a Nutshell: The most inviting places to stay, from luxury high-rises to family-friendly motels The best of the dining scene, from the trendiest bistros to authentic pizza and rib joints All the sights—plus insider tips on getting around A complete shopper's guide, from strolling the Magnificent Mile to gallery hopping in River North Great nightlife: the Chicago Symphony, cutting-edge theater, the best jazz and blues, and more Detailed, accurate city and transit maps Frommer's. The Name You Can Trust. Excerpted from Frommer's Chicago. Find us online at www.frommers.com

Book Chicago

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  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2005
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : pages

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Book Frommer s Chicago 2003

    Book Details:
  • Author : Elizabeth Canning Blackwell
  • Publisher : *Frommers
  • Release : 2002-11-14
  • ISBN : 9780764566820
  • Pages : 328 pages

Download or read Frommer s Chicago 2003 PDF, written by Elizabeth Canning Blackwell and published by *Frommers. This book was released on 2002-11-14 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go -- they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us! Completely updated every year (unlike most of the competition), Frommer's Chicago features gorgeous color photos of the sights and experiences that await you. Written and personally researched by a lifelong resident, it covers all the traditional tourist favorites but also lets you in on local finds, neighborhood hangouts, and little-known gems. Our author has inspected every hotel, and knows the city intimately. There's something for every taste and budget, from world-class dining at Charlie Trotter's to killer barbecue at the most authentic rib shacks in town. With Frommer's in hand, you'll have tons of fun: shopping along the Magnificent Mile, watching Sammy slug homers at Wrigley, admiring the groundbreaking architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, taking in the masterpieces at the Art Institute, dancing at a down-and-dirty blues club, and strolling the gorgeous lakefront. You'll even get a color fold-out map and an online directory that makes trip-planning a snap! Another helpful guide for your trip is Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Chicago.