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This book was a real joy, and uncovers the unbridled greed some business people have.
You really get a sense of what the early 'lean' years were like for guys like Jay Leno, Richard Lewis, Tom Dressen, and David Letterman.
This book should serve as a standard in the research canon, as well as a readable introduction for the curious.
I found this history of comedy to be interesting; however, I gave it only 4 stars because it really covers the history of comedy in L.A. with the focus on the Comedy Store. Read morePublished 10 days ago by J. Thelen
Fantastic! I couldn't put it down. What an interesting and well told story. Tons of laughs, and a couple tears as well.Published 25 days ago by Brian D Gates
This story happened before I was born. It was interesting to see a dark side of comedians. The struggle, the lack of food in the refrigerator. Read morePublished 1 month ago by 45jacky
The individual stories in this book are hysterical. Collectively, they add up to tell an amazing story about the early days of some of today's comedy mainstays (Richard Lewis,... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kevin Kane
This book isn't full of jokes but will still make you laugh! It really is a great insite to the history of comedy. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Clint_fromAZ
I devoured this book in two days, loved getting the inside dish from someone who was there and experienced it was affected by it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by John Lee Grogan Jr.
Clean writing, flows well, interesting. the book uses comedian quotes for humor. a good casual read. Oh good grief! on word count.Published 5 months ago by Daniel Warner
The first half of "I'm Dying Up Here" is a fun ride. I thought it did an excellent job of setting the scene with great anecdotes, as well as fleshing out the individual comics so... Read morePublished 5 months ago by J. E. Trump
Im more and more considering myself a sort of "comedy nerd". I love listening to many stand up comedians' podcasts so I have somewhat immersed myself in the culture of... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon-Addicted-Anonymous