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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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Thu 09 August 2007

Sun 06 May 2007

 | by Dave Stone

by Dave Stone

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

Sun 18 February 2007

 | by Tanith Carey

by Tanith Carey

18/02/2007 … Whenever someone shoots from relative obscurity to the stratosphere of fame, cash-in books are guaranteed to follow, as journalists scrabble through the cuttings…

Mon 27 November 2006

Thu 16 November 2006

 | by Mike O'Brien, Bruce Dessau

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

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