He'd say it was "pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty...pretty good".
An interesting overview of the real, gritty standup days of the '70s & '80s in NY, where many of... Read more
Anyone interested in the standup comedy phenomenon will love this book. There is much to be learned here both about the comedians and the process.Published 2 months ago by pharmguy
Very interesting book but a little long. The center of the book spends too much time on obscure comedians.. I would have enjoyed it much better if it were at least a third less.Published 2 months ago by Donald S.
If you spent nights in the audience of any comedy club in the 70's or 80's, you must read thi book. It brought me back to the late show at The Improv. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Michele Perlzweig
Funny guy talking about funny men he grew up with. Interesting tale of stand-up comedy in its golden years and monthsPublished 3 months ago by Roger W. Arnold
As a fan of stand up comedy (and without the cojones to try it myself), this book is a fascinating look at the struggles and work of a comic. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jason Sharp
John DeBellis has a really good memory of a very special time in the world of NY comedy clubs in the late 1970s and early 80s, when a whole lot of people who are now big names in... Read morePublished 6 months ago by D. Gillies
I was hoping for more from this book. It is essentially a memoir worthy of an essay length that lets the reader in on the secret that clubs used to pay comics in cab fare. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Patsy Glenn