Friday, December 16, 2016

Six books for hardcore comedy fans

At B&N Reads, Brian Boone tagged six top books for comedy nerds, including:
Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything, by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

This is not your usual book about the history of a TV show. Your beloved comedy nerd probably knows everything there is to know about “the show about nothing” already, as the cast and creators have discussed the creation and development of Seinfeld plenty of times already. Seinfeld was special because it was a show about minutia. While other sitcoms of the ’90s went broad and warm, Seinfeld went small and strange. For example, one of Armstrong’s subjects is the woman who posed for the movie poster on the fake Seinfeld movie Rochelle, Rochelle. Now that is some fan service.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 99 Test: Seinfeldia.

--Marshal Zeringue