28/12/2007 … To those who know him only as the star of such Hollywood pap as Cheaper By The Dozen 2 or the embarrassing remakes of Sergeant Bilko and the Pink Panther, it would…
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.
Fri 28 December 2007
Wed 14 November 2007
14/11/2007 … If only we all had our own personal Warren Lakins to be custodians of our legacy.
Wed 31 October 2007
31/10/2007 … In the past five years, Logan Murray has taught stand-up to more than 700 people.
Wed 24 October 2007
24/10/2007 … One of the best-known facts about Fawlty Towers is that it ran for just 12 episodes.
Thu 11 October 2007
11/10/2007 … As befitting their enduring status as Britain’s most-loved comics of all time, countless biographies have been written about Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise –…
Wed 12 September 2007
Thu 09 August 2007
09/08/2007 … Time was when comedians writing novels became a joke in itself, with every vaguely famous gagsmith seeming to land a literary deal – with decidedly mixed results.