If you want to make it in stand-up comedy, this book is a must-read. If you want to write comedy, this book is a must-read. If you simply enjoy comedy, this book is a must-read.
Comic Insights contains fascinating, candid, insightful interviews with today's top comedians, who discuss at length why and how they do what they do: Louie Anderson, Richard Belzer, Elayne Boosler, George Carlin, Ellen DeGeneres, Rich Jeni, Jay Leno, Richard Lewis, Bill Maher, Paul Reiser, Chris Rock, Roseanne, Jerry Seinfeld, Gary Shandling, Sinbad, George Wallace, Jonathan Winters.
And interviews with noted comedy club owners Budd Friedman and Jamie Masada, agent Irving Arthur, and personal manager Buddy Morra, who discuss careers in stand-up.
Comic Insights also contains Frankyn Ajaye's essential advice and professional tips about the fundamentals of stand-up, studying other comedians, finding your own style, writing your own material, working the live performance, and appearing on television. Crammed with the wisdom of today's finest talents, in terms of quality, quantity, and timeliness of information, this book is without peer.