“Have you heard the one about?…” At the end of every great joke is a punchline, and every great comic writer has an arsenal of life experiences, both their own and other peoples, to draw on. Add into the mix obsessions and anecdotes and you have the recipe for some brilliant humor. Those who make their living out of making strangers laugh are notorious for being quirky and intelligent individuals and they certainly have some stories to tell. Inspirational as well as hugely entertaining, And Here’s The Kicker ($16) gives us an insight into how 21 of the top humor writers go through the process of writing comedy, as well as hearing about their own influences and their experiences. Utterly brilliant.
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