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The Funniest One in the Room: The Lives and Legends of Del Close

Kim Howard Johnson - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 416 pages
Containing recollections from more than 80 of the comedic giant's closest friends and colleagues, this absorbing biography explores Del Close's old haunts, his sensational past ...
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Truth in Comedy: The Manual of Improvisation

Charna Halpern, Del Close, Kim Johnson - Humor - 1994 - 150 pages
Truth In Comedy is a Meriwether Publishing publication.
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The Art of Chicago Improv: Short Cuts to Long-form Improvisation

Rob Kozlowski - Performing Arts - 2002 - 161 pages
Kozlowski traces the history of improvisational acting in Chicago from the days of Viola Spolin to the appearance of the Compass, Second City, and today's practitioners
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Art by Committee: A Guide to Advanced Improvisation

Charna Halpern - Performing Arts - 2006 - 136 pages
This new guidebook for the best in improvisation performance si a sequel to the best-selling book, "Truth in Comedy." It tells how to empower improvisation using the "yes ...
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The Second City Almanac of Improvisation

Anne Libera - Performing Arts - 2004 - 196 pages
Some of the diverse teachers, directors, and actors who got their start at The Second City comedy theater share their ideas, viewpoints, and memoirs in a volume that looks at ...
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Hollywood Ending

Kathy Charles - Fiction - 2010 - 266 pages
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Whose Improv is it Anyway?: Beyond Second City

Amy E. Seham - Performing Arts - 2001 - 258 pages
On both sides of the stage improv-comedy's popularity has increased exponentially throughout the 1980s and '90s and into the new millennium. Presto! An original song is created ...
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The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts

Tom Farley, Tanner Colby - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 368 pages
The New York Times bestselling biography of an American comedy legend After three years of sobriety, Chris Farley's life was at its creative peak until a string of professional ...
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Process: An Improviser's Journey

Mary Scruggs, Michael J. Gellman - Drama - 2008 - 155 pages
Author, teacher, and improviser Michael Gellman was given a mission by Del Close himself: [T]o create improvised one-act plays of literary quality from scratch. Already ...
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The Second City Unscripted: Revolution and Revelation at the World-Famous ...

Mike Thomas - Performing Arts - 2009 - 224 pages
In 1959, a group of like-minded Chicagoans joined forces to open a hip new venue dedicated to coffee, cigarettes, conversation, and comedy. The result, a nightly cabaret ...
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