Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People (Hardcover)

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By Matt Hoyle (By (photographer)), Mel Brooks (Introduction by)
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The most important book you can buy of the year, filled with insightful ponderings of the most influential people in the world. Not really, this just makes me laugh every time I go through it. — Jess Hanlon

Description


This star-studded tribute to the kings and queens of comedy draws together such legendary names as Steve Martin, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais, and many more. Granted extraordinary access, photographer Matt Hoyle has captured his subjects in portraits that are works of art in themselves—by turns zany and deadpan, laugh-out-loud and contemplative. Accompanying them are first-person reflections from each of the comedians on life and laughter that always cut straight to the heart of comedy: it's funny because it's true. Page after sidesplitting page in Comic Genius offers prose as engaging as each portrait is memorable. Here, in one handsome package, is the gift of laughter itself. Comic Genius is proud to support Save The Children.

About the Author


Matt Hoyle is an award-winning celebrity photographer. He splits his time between New York and Los Angeles.

Mel Brooks is a beloved film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and comic.

Praise For…


"A coffee table book that's guaranteed to get a laugh." - O, The Oprah Magazine


Product Details
ISBN: 9781452125381
ISBN-10: 1452125384
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: October 15th, 2013
Pages: 204
Language: English
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