November 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.
Mon 27 November 2006
Book review: I Think The Nurses Are Stealing My Clothes
The Very Best Of Linda Smith
27/11/2006 … ‘I can’t remember the point when I realised Linda was unusually talented.
Thu 16 November 2006
Book review: The Best Stand-up And Comedy Routines
by Mike O'Brien, Bruce Dessau
16/11/2006 … The title The Best Stand-up And Comedy Routines really ought to come with an asterix and the footnote: ‘…provided it was released on Laughing Stock.
Mon 13 November 2006
Book review: Box 18 - The Unpublished Spike Milligan
Edited by Norma Farnes
13/11/2006 … On the inside flap of Box 18 is the usual publishers’ biographical blurb: ‘Spike Mulligan was born in 1918 to a British military family… He wrote and performed in the Goon Show.
Mon 06 November 2006
Book review: The Naked Jape
by Jimmy Carr and Lucy Greeves
06/11/2006 … A lot of very serious people have written a lot of very serious things about the humble joke.