By Deborah Frances-White,Marsha Shandur

what's it to be a humorist? To be humorous, solo? you don't have any character-role, no double-act companion, and nowhere to appear yet out into the darkness, with only a microphone, an viewers and your mind's eye.
This is a task with no an annual appraisal; a role the place you're publicly appraised each ten seconds. the implications are harsh and visible: if the viewers is not giggling, you 'died'; in the event that they cannot cease, you 'killed'.
Deborah Frances-White and Marsha Shandur unpack the inner-workings of the minds of comics, sharing their secrets and techniques, insecurities and successes; their bêtes noires and their largest fears. that includes interviews with a number of comedians together with Eddie Izzard, Moshe Kasher, Sarah Millican, Jim Jeffries, Stewart Lee, Lewis Black, Jenny Eclair, Todd Barry, Richard Herring, Marc Maron, Stephen okay Amos, wealthy corridor, Zoe Lyons, Marcus Brigstocke, Phill Jupitus, Gary Delaney, Mark Watson, Greg Davies and lots of extra, this wonderful publication permits you to in to the hearts and minds of celebrated comedians, clear of the level and stale the mic.

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