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2007 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.

Fri 28 December 2007

Book review: Born Standing Up | by Steve Martin

Book review: Born Standing Up

by Steve Martin

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 be hard to explain that 30 years ago Steve Martin was the world’s biggest stand-up star.

Wed 14 November 2007

Book review: Driving Miss Smith | by Warren Lakin

Book review: Driving Miss Smith

by Warren Lakin

14/11/2007 … If only we all had our own personal Warren Lakins to be custodians of our legacy.

Wed 31 October 2007

Book review: Teach Yourself Stand-Up Comedy | by Logan Murray

Book review: Teach Yourself Stand-Up Comedy

by Logan Murray

31/10/2007 … In the past five years, Logan Murray has taught stand-up to more than 700 people.

Wed 24 October 2007

Book review: Fawlty Towers | by Graham McCann

Book review: Fawlty Towers

by Graham McCann

24/10/2007 … One of the best-known facts about Fawlty Towers is that it ran for just 12 episodes.

Thu 11 October 2007

Book review: Morecambe & Wise Untold | by William Cook

Book review: Morecambe & Wise Untold

by William Cook

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 – which makes author William Cook’s goal of telling their ‘untold’ story seem ambitiously unattainable.

Wed 12 September 2007

The LoGbook | Book review: The League Of Gentlemen's Book Of Precious Things

The LoGbook

Book review: The League Of Gentlemen's Book Of Precious Things

12/09/2007 … We haven’t heard much from the League Of Gentlemen in the two years since their Apocalypse movie.

Thu 09 August 2007

Book review: A Light-Hearted Look At Murder | by Mark Watson

Book review: A Light-Hearted Look At Murder

by Mark Watson

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.

Sun 06 May 2007

Book review: Russell Brand, Mad Bad and Dangerous To Know | by Dave Stone

Book review: Russell Brand, Mad Bad and Dangerous To Know

by Dave Stone

06/05/2007 … There have only ever been two biographies about Tommy Cooper.

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