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I Killed: True Stories of the Road from America's Top Comics

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Publisher Comments:

The biggest names in standup comedy reveal the howlingly funny, completely shocking, and disturbingly bizarre moments they've experienced on the road.

Review:

"Some of the funniest — and most outrageous — stories a comedian has don't get told onstage. They're passed around after hours and derive from the bizarre intersection of travel, intoxicants and the colorful characters on the fringes of the comedy world. (A little poverty can't hurt — the best stories from 'top comics' often come from the early days.) In this collection, Ron Shock tells of being goaded by outlaw comic Bill Hicks into dropping acid before a show, infuriating the audience and escaping just in time. Jay Leno recounts how he accidentally left a groupie tied to her bed overnight — and she loved it. Black comic Alonzo Bodden recalls ripping into a redneck from the stage and having audience members tell him later that his target ran the local Klan. Shydner, early in his career, performed regularly at a variety of bars around Washington, D.C., and found himself opening for a riled-up audience eager to see the Ramones. He suffered through a 'beer shower,' and one of the Ramones thought that was his act: human beer sponge. Jerry Seinfeld, in his foreword, calls comedy 'one of the Great Jobs'; this volume makes for excellent bathroom reading — and that's a compliment." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"I Killed is hilarious. It is also inspiring. If you are considering stand-up as a career, it will give you pause." New York Times

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307382290
Author:
Ritch Shydner and Mark Schiff
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Foreword by:
Seinfeld, Jerry
Foreword:
Seinfeld, Jerry
Author:
Schiff, Mark
Author:
Shydner, Ritch
Subject:
General
Subject:
Comedy
Subject:
Form - Anecdotes
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.04x5.21x.64 in. .49 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Some of the funniest — and most outrageous — stories a comedian has don't get told onstage. They're passed around after hours and derive from the bizarre intersection of travel, intoxicants and the colorful characters on the fringes of the comedy world. (A little poverty can't hurt — the best stories from 'top comics' often come from the early days.) In this collection, Ron Shock tells of being goaded by outlaw comic Bill Hicks into dropping acid before a show, infuriating the audience and escaping just in time. Jay Leno recounts how he accidentally left a groupie tied to her bed overnight — and she loved it. Black comic Alonzo Bodden recalls ripping into a redneck from the stage and having audience members tell him later that his target ran the local Klan. Shydner, early in his career, performed regularly at a variety of bars around Washington, D.C., and found himself opening for a riled-up audience eager to see the Ramones. He suffered through a 'beer shower,' and one of the Ramones thought that was his act: human beer sponge. Jerry Seinfeld, in his foreword, calls comedy 'one of the Great Jobs'; this volume makes for excellent bathroom reading — and that's a compliment." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "I Killed is hilarious. It is also inspiring. If you are considering stand-up as a career, it will give you pause."
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