2006 Books

Reviews of books about comedy, including biographies of comedians old and new, and (occasionally) books by comedians. To have a book considered for review, send a copy to Chortle, 112 Norman Road, London, E11 4RL.

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Fri 22 September 2006

 | by Ben Thompson

by Ben Thompson

22/09/2006 … The enticing, if unfashionable, premise of Ben Thompson's expansive book is that the golden age of TV comedy is not some far-off memory, but here and now.

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22/09/2006 … Spike Milligan was such a comedic colossus, bringing so much laughter to so many people, that it's almost impossible to think ill of him.

 | by Rich Hall

by Rich Hall

22/09/2006 … Rich Hall's no stranger to the printed word.

 | by Mark Lewisohn

by Mark Lewisohn

22/09/2006 … This second edition of the definitive guide to TV comedy comes with a raft of statistics: it has more than a million words in 960 pages, covering 3,000 more than…

 | by Dominic Holland

by Dominic Holland

22/09/2006 … After setting his debut novel in the glamorous world of the Hollywood movie mogul, Dominic Holland has chosen a more down-to-earth environment for his follow-up…

 | by Mark Steel

by Mark Steel

22/09/2006 … Vive La Revolution is, very possibly, a first - a comedian tackling a serious subject seriously, adding jokes only to lighten the read.

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