Sunday, April 24, 2011

A reading list on stand-up comedy

At the Independent, Will Dean named a reading list on stand-up comedy. One of five books on the list:
Love All the People by Bill Hicks

Where [Stewart] Lee took apart his own work in [How I Escaped My Certain Fate], this collection of Hicks – the great comic inconoclast – released 10 years after his death, features transcripts of routines that allow the reader to see material evolve over a number of shows. It also includes ideas, letters and a long note to the writer John Lahr after his infamous booting from David Letterman' show.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue