Best Comedy Movies Books
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1. Alright, Alright, Alright: The Oral History of Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused
Author: by Melissa Maerz
Published at: Harper (November 17, 2020)
Melissa Maerz’s brilliant oral history is the definitive account of a cult-classic movie that took a slow ride into the Seventies and defined the Nineties. Rob Sheffield, Rolling StoneThe definitive oral history of the cult classic Dazed and Confused, featuring behind-the-scenes stories from the cast, crew, and Oscar-nominated director Richard Linklater.
Dazed and Confused not only heralded the arrival of filmmaker Richard Linklater, it introduced a cast of unknowns who would become the next generation of movie stars. Embraced as a cultural touchstone, the 1993 film would also make Matthew McConaughey’s famous phrasealright, alright, alrightubiquitous.
But it started with a simple idea: Linklater thought people might like to watch a movie about high school kids just hanging out and listening to music on the last day of school in 1976. To some, that might not even sound like a movie.
But to a few studio executives, it sounded enough like the next American Graffiti to justify the risk. Dazed and Confused underperformed at the box office and seemed destined to disappear. Then something weird happened: Linklater turned out to be right.
2. Ghostbusters: P.K.E. Meter (RP Minis)
Author: by Running Press
Published at: RP Minis (April 9, 2019)
This deluxe kit includes a 4″ mini replica of the Psychokinetic Energy (P.K.E. Meter from the 1984 classic film, Ghostbusters! Complete with light and sound features, this cool gadget will help aspiring Ghostbusters to locate and track anything strange in their neighborhood, be it a ghost, paranormal substances, or a cursed artifact.
Kit also includes a mini book of full-color stickers.
3. Mean Girls: The Burn Book Hardcover Ruled Journal
Author: by Insight Editions
Published at: Insights (August 6, 2019)
Beloved for its clever story, relatable characters, and unforgettable one-liners (She doesn’t even go here!, the 2004 movie Mean Girls has increased in popularity over the years to become a true pop culture phenomenon. Modeled after the iconic Burn Book, this journal lies flat when open and includes 192 ruled pages, a ribbon placeholder, an elastic band, and a back pocket for storing keepsakes and mementos.
Author: by Dave Itzkoff
Published at: Henry Holt and Co.; 1st Edition (May 15, 2018)
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITOR’S CHOICEA SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE BEST BOOK OF THE YEARA VULTURE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR “A generous, appreciative biography of Robin Williams by a New York Times culture reporter.
The author, who had access to Williams and members of the comedian’s family, is an unabashed fan but doesn’t shy away from the abundant messiness in his subject’s personal life.”The New York Times Book Review From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams a compelling portrait of one of America’s most beloved and misunderstood entertainers.
From his rapid-fire stand-up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork & Mindy and his Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams was a singularly innovative and beloved entertainer. He often came across as a man possessed, holding forth on culture and politics while mixing in personal revelations all with mercurial, tongue-twisting intensity as he inhabited and shed one character after another with lightning speed.
5. Ayoade On Top
Author: by Richard Ayoade
Published at: Faber & Faber (October 6, 2020)
At last, the definitive book about perhaps the best cabin crew dramedy ever filmed: View From the Top starring Gwyneth Paltrow. In Ayoade on Top, Richard Ayoade, perhaps one of the most insubstantial’ people of our age, takes us on a journey from Peckham to Paris by way of Nevada and other places we don’t care about.
It’s a journey deep within, in a way that’s respectful and non-invasive; a journey for which we will all pay a heavy price, even if you’ve waited for the smaller paperback edition. Ayoade argues for the canonisation of this brutal masterpiece, a film that celebrates capitalism in all its victimless glory; one we might imagine Donald Trump himself half-watching on his private jet’s gold-plated flat screen while his other puffy eye scans the cabin for fresh, young prey.”
6. As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
Author: by Cary Elwes
Published at: Atria Books; Reprint edition (October 4, 2016)
From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes the New York Times bestselling account of the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.
The Princess Bride has been a family favorite for close to three decades. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, The Princess Bride will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come.
Cary Elwes was inspired to share his memories and give fans an unprecedented look into the creation of the film while participating in the twenty-fifth anniversary cast reunion. In As You Wish he has created an enchanting experience; in addition to never-before seen photos and interviews with his fellow cast mates, there are plenty of set secrets and backstage stories.
7. Ghostbusters: Ectomobile (Haynes Manual)
Author: by Troy Benjamin
Published at: Insight Editions (October 24, 2017)
This mysterious illustrated tie-in to Netflix’s award-winning A Series of Unfortunate Events – featuring an introduction by Count Olaf’s legal representative, Neil Patrick Harris – shares insider secrets about the Baudelaire family and the making of the show. In every library there is a single book that can answer the question that burns like a fire in the mind…
In this collector’s companion you will discover never-before-seen photographs, never-before-told stories, and never-before, revealed secrets spanning all three seasons of the hilariously twisted, critically acclaimed hit series. You will encounter original concept art, annotated script excerpts, and interviews with the creative team and all-star cast, as well as glossaries, recipes, lyric sheets, hidden Easter eggs, shocking backstories, and suspicious pages from the titular tome, unredacted, and revealed here for the first time.
Featuring interviews with: Tony HaleDaniel HandlerAasif MandviSara RueBarry SonnenfeldPatrick WarburtonBo WelchAlfre Woodardand more… Perhaps you are wondering how a noble person such as yourself might become a member of a secret organization. Like so many things in life, it starts by picking up the right book.
9. How to be Champion: The No.1 Sunday Times Bestselling Autobiography
Author: by Sarah Millican
Published at: Trapeze (June 18, 2019)
Hilarious, heartwarming and inspirational, this is the number 1 Sunday Times bestselling autobiography by comedian Sarah Millican. The funniest book of the year! ‘The naughtiest, helpiest, laughieoutloudiest and goodest book I’ve ever done reading on. Give that girl a banana!’ DAWN FRENCH SARAH MILLICAN’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH, FEEL NORMAL AND PROBABLY SNIFF YOUR LEGGINGS.
Part autobiography, part self help, part confession, part celebration of being a common-or-garden woman, part collection of synonyms for nunny, Sarah Millican’s debut book delves into her super normal life with daft stories, funny tales and proper advice on how to get past life’s blips – like being good at school but not good at friends, the excitement of IBS and how to blossom post divorce.
If you’ve ever worn glasses at the age of six, worn an off-the-shoulder gown with no confidence, been contacted by an old school bully, lived in your childhood bedroom in your thirties, been gloriously dumped in a Frankie and Benny’s, cried so much you felt great, been for a romantic walk with a dog, worn leggings two days in a row even though they smelt of wee from a distance, then this is YOUR BOOK.
10. How to Kill in Comedy: Find Your Comedic Character, 20 best joke formulas, Slay the Audience
Author: by steve north
Published at: BFE Press; Illustrated edition (March 25, 2020)
Steve North the Comedy Coach, voted #1 Comedy Coach in the USA, starts by teaching you how to create your own unique comedic character for stand up, then offers the twenty best joke-writing formulas developed over 20 years in his workshops, and then helps you put it all together to work as a stand up comedian.
Whether you’re a beginner or advanced comedian, you need to learn the character method first. Then slay the audience, or just be funnier in life.
11. Beetlejuice: Handbook for the Recently Deceased Deluxe Note Card Set (With Keepsake Book Box) (80's Classics)
Author: by Insight Editions
Published at: Insights; Ncr edition (June 19, 2018)
Celebrate your love of Beetlejuice with this deluxe note card set based on the hit movie, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary! The 1988 Tim Burton movie Beetlejuice is an endearing classic. Now fans can enjoy this unique note card set and keepsake box modeled after the Handbook for the Recently Deceased used by the characters in the film.
Including a pocket journal, twenty note cards, envelopes, and sticker seals, this is the ultimate gift for fans to share their love of Beetlejuice with friends near and far. BEETLEJUICE and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and Warner Bros.Entertainment Inc.(s18)
12. The Princess Bride: A Storybook to Color
Author: by N/A
Published at: IDW Publishing; Clr Csm edition (December 27, 2016)
Color your way through Florin to the Fire Swamps and back again, with The Princess Bride: A Storybook to Color! Just in time for the 30th anniversary of the beloved film, this adult coloring book features brand-new artwork by Rachel Curtis to enjoy and color as you wish.
Go head-over-heels tinting screaming eels. Paint that fink, Lord Humperdinck. Add some flair to the Pit of Despair, and then color up Wesley with Princess Buttercup. With more than 70 illustrations to color, this beautifully bound storybook is an adventurously entertaining celebration of The Princess Bride.
13. Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the '80s Changed Hollywood Forever
Author: by Nick de Semlyen
Published at: Crown; Reprint edition (May 26, 2020)
The behind-the-scenes story of the iconic funnymen who ruled ’80s HollywoodBill Murray, Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, and Eddie Murphyand the beloved films that made them stars, including Animal House, Caddyshack, and GhostbustersNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NEW YORKAn enjoyable romp that vividly captures the manic ups and downs of the remarkable group of funny folk who gave us a golden age of small and big screen comedy, from SNL to Groundhog Day.
Peter Biskind, author of Easy Riders, Raging BullsWild and Crazy Guys opens in 1978 with Chevy Chase and Bill Murray taking bad-tempered swings at each other backstage at Saturday Night Live, and closes 21 years later with the two doing a skit in the same venue, poking fun at each other, their illustrious careers, triumphs and prat falls.
In between, Nick de Semlyen takes us on a trip through the tumultuous ’80s, delving behind the scenes of movies such as National Lampoon’s Vacation, Beverly Hills Cop, The Blues Brothers, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and dozens more. Chronicling the off-screen, larger-than-life antics of Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, John Belushi, John Candy, and Rick Moranis, it’s got drugs, sex, punch-ups, webbed toes, and Bill Murray being pushed into a swimming pool by Hunter S.
14. Best Movies of the 80s
Author: by Helen O'Hara
Published at: Portable Press; Illustrated edition (November 6, 2018)
Travel back in time to the most bodacious movie decade ever! Don’t miss this trip through the movies that defined the ’80s era. Packed with photos and memorabilia of Hollywood stars, this collection of classic cinema blockbusters offers summaries, release dates, trivia, and fun facts on each motion picture.
We’ll cover the invention of massive-budget action films, the Brat Pack, and even popular foreign flicks of the day. Nobody puts this book in the corneryou’ll be donning your Ray-Bans and immersing yourself in gnarly nostalgia from the neon-colored 1980s in no time!
15. The Princess Bride: As You Wish: Memorable Quotes to Color
Author: by Rachel Curtis
Published at: IDW Publishing; Deluxe edition (October 3, 2017)
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the beloved film, this coloring book features brand-new artwork by Rachel Curtis to be colored “as you wish.”Artist Rachel Curtis returns to bring you the sequel you’ve always wished for! Enjoy the most memorable lines and moments from this celebrated classic.
Color your way through Inigo’s quest for vengeance, Buttercup’s painful choices, Humperdinck’s tomfoolery, and Wesley’s determined quest in this beautifully bound adventurous celebration of The Princess Bride. Whether you are wallowing in the Pit of Despair or riding white stallions to freedom, this storybook is just as you wished.
16. How to Make People Laugh: Develop Confidence and Charisma, Master Improv Comedy, and Be More Witty with Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere (Communication Skills Training)
Author: by James W Williams
Published at: Independently published; Illustrated edition (September 25, 2020)
Want to learn how to make people laugh out loud? How to Make People Laugh is a book that targets regular comedians, such as you and me. It does not try to transform you into a professional comedian. Instead, it puts comedy in the spotlight of everyday life.
With this book, you will learn techniques that you can easily incorporate at parties or even in regular banter with friends and colleagues. How to Make People Laugh maintains its hold on wholesome family goodness. After all, you are trying to create not just a comedic persona but an overall persona.
You want people to see you a certain way. Are you Hilarious Harry, Dad Joke Diego, Sarcastic Sharon, or Deadpan Dan? All of those are better than Offensive Oona, Dirty Joke Dean, and Literal Lisa. This book will show you how to have a general sense of humoror make full use of the one that you already have.
After all, not all jokes are uproariously funny. Some can make you grin. Some can make you smile. So, if you start out making people smile, instead of making them laugh, you are on your way. In How to Make People Laugh, you will discover:The science of charismaHow you can develop confidence and charismaThe role of body language in the equationThe role of personality in the types of jokes and deliveryGuidelines to great improvExamples of possible improv responsesThe value of thinking on your feetLearning not to take yourself seriouslyUsing metaphors and definitionsPossible joke structures that you can followExamples for every joke styleCreating comedic personas with examplesAnd more!