Monday, July 20, 2009

But this book now!

And Here's the Kicker…

Conversations with Top Humor Writers About Their Craft
By Mike Sacks

Coming in July 2009 from Writer's Digest Books. The book will contain interviews with twenty-one famous humor writers, including:

* Buck Henry
* Stephen Merchant
* Todd Hanson
(The Onion)
* Merrill Markoe
* Dick Cavett
* Larry Wilmore
(Daily Show)
* Paul Feig
(Freaks and Geeks)
* Irving Brecher
(the Marx Brothers)
* Bob Odenkirk
* Robert Smigel
* Dan Mazer
(Ali G and Borat)
* Bruce Jay Friedman
(Full Interview)
* Daniel Clowes
(Full Interview)

* Marshall Brickman
(Annie Hall, Manhattan)
* David Sedaris
* George Meyer
(The Simpsons)
* Al Jaffee
* Allison Silverman
(The Colbert Report)
* Harold Ramis
* Larry Gelbart
(Caesar’s Hour, M*A*S*H)
* Mitch Hurwitz
(Arrested Development)
* Jack Handey
* Dave Barry
* Daniel Handler
(Full Interview)
* Roz Chast
(Full Interview)

In addition, And Here’s the Kicker will contain a foreword from Adam McKay (Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Step Brothers), as well as advice from:

* Susan Morrison, editor of The New Yorker’s Shouts and Murmurs
* Editors at The Believer, Esquire, The Onion, Playboy, Radar and Vanity Fair
* Ken Levine, a writer for Cheers, Frasier and Everybody Loves Raymond
* Writers from Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and Saturday Night Live
* Book editors at HarperCollins, Random House and Simon Spotlight
* A Twentieth Century Fox film executive

Web Bonus! An Interview with Ben Glenn II,
TV Historian, on the History of Canned Laughter

And much, much more…


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