The Resource Sick in the head : conversations about life and comedy, Judd Apatow

Sick in the head : conversations about life and comedy, Judd Apatow

Label
Sick in the head : conversations about life and comedy
Title
Sick in the head
Title remainder
conversations about life and comedy
Statement of responsibility
Judd Apatow
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Before his name became synonymous with a new style of comedy; before he had written, directed, or produced his first movie or TV show; before he and his roommate Adam Sandler were performing stand up at dive bars in LA; before all that, Judd Apatow was a kid in Syosett, Long Island who was utterly obsessed with comedy. At 16, he started hosting a radio show for his local high school station, and he would call up the biggest comics of the day - comics like Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Steve Allen, Sandra Bernhard; none of whom, by the way, had any idea they were talking to a kid in his parents' garage -- and talk to them about what got them into comedy, and what made them stay in. Thirty years later, Apatow is still that comedy nerd, and still interviewing comics about what drives them and why they do what they do. That obsession has made him one of the most recognizable and influential comedic filmmakers working today. This book is a collection of 30 years worth of conversations -- always funny, often poignant, and incredibly intimate -- that not only span Apatow's career, but his adult life. Featuring interviews with luminaries like Mel Brooks and Chris Rock and modern icons like Louis CK and Amy Schumer, this is a book for fans of comedy, from the nerdiest fan of all"--
Summary
Presents a collection of conversations with some of today's most popular comedians, drawing on the author's teenage radio hosting days to include pieces from the early years, and including interviews with such names as Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, and Sandra Bernhard
Tone
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10426942
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Apatow, Judd
Dewey number
792.7/60922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comedians
  • Stand-up comedy
  • Television actors and actresses
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • HUMOR / Form / Anecdotes
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Comedy
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
conversations about life and comedy
Label
Sick in the head : conversations about life and comedy, Judd Apatow
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Why comedy? -- The beginning: Jerry Seinfeld, 1983 -- Adam Sandler, 2009 -- Albert Brooks, 2012 -- Amy Schumer, 2014 -- Chris Rock, 2014 -- Eddie Vedder, 2013 -- Freaks and geeks oral history, 2013 -- Garry Shandling, 1984 -- Garry Shandling, 2014 -- Harold Ramis, 2005 -- Harry Anderson, 1983 -- James L. Brooks, 2014 -- Jay Leno, 1984 -- Jeff Garlin, 2013 -- Jerry Seinfeld, 2014 -- Jim Carrey and Ben Stiller, 2010 -- Jimmy Fallon, 2015 -- Jon Stewart, 2014 -- Key and Peele, 2014 -- Larry Gelbart and James L. Brooks, 2007 -- Lena Dunham, 2014 -- Leslie Mann, 2012 -- Louis C.K., 2014 -- Marc Maron, 2010 -- Martin Short, 1984 -- Mel Brooks, 2013 -- Michael Che, 2014 -- Michael O'Donoghue, 1983 -- Mike Nichols, 2012 -- Miranda July, 2013 -- Roseanne Barr, 2014 -- Sandra Bernhard, 1983 -- Sarah Silverman, 2014 -- Seth Rogen, 2009 -- Spike Jonze, 2014 -- Stephen Colbert, 2014 -- Steve Allen, 1983 -- Steve Martin, 2014
Control code
ocn904801212
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 489 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812997576
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2015008155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904801212
Label
Sick in the head : conversations about life and comedy, Judd Apatow
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Why comedy? -- The beginning: Jerry Seinfeld, 1983 -- Adam Sandler, 2009 -- Albert Brooks, 2012 -- Amy Schumer, 2014 -- Chris Rock, 2014 -- Eddie Vedder, 2013 -- Freaks and geeks oral history, 2013 -- Garry Shandling, 1984 -- Garry Shandling, 2014 -- Harold Ramis, 2005 -- Harry Anderson, 1983 -- James L. Brooks, 2014 -- Jay Leno, 1984 -- Jeff Garlin, 2013 -- Jerry Seinfeld, 2014 -- Jim Carrey and Ben Stiller, 2010 -- Jimmy Fallon, 2015 -- Jon Stewart, 2014 -- Key and Peele, 2014 -- Larry Gelbart and James L. Brooks, 2007 -- Lena Dunham, 2014 -- Leslie Mann, 2012 -- Louis C.K., 2014 -- Marc Maron, 2010 -- Martin Short, 1984 -- Mel Brooks, 2013 -- Michael Che, 2014 -- Michael O'Donoghue, 1983 -- Mike Nichols, 2012 -- Miranda July, 2013 -- Roseanne Barr, 2014 -- Sandra Bernhard, 1983 -- Sarah Silverman, 2014 -- Seth Rogen, 2009 -- Spike Jonze, 2014 -- Stephen Colbert, 2014 -- Steve Allen, 1983 -- Steve Martin, 2014
Control code
ocn904801212
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 489 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812997576
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2015008155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904801212

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