Laugh: Portraits of the Greatest Comedians and the Funny Stories They Tell Each Other
William Morrow, 1999 - Humor - 98 pages
A stirring combination of photography & narrative, Laugh showcases exquisite black-&-white photographs of fifty comedians & captures a previously unseen side of their character as they reveal, in their own words, what amuses them most. Famous for his smoky, soul-rendering photographs of jazz musicians, William Claxton has an intense rapport with his subjects, evident here more than ever as his lens captures the very essence of these entertainers & the place within them where comedy is born. From contemporary classics like Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, & Dan Aykroyd to the hip & hot--Paul Reiser, Margaret Cho, & Jon Stewart--to Carol Burnett, Carl Reiner, & John Cleese, & others who shaped comedy, the men & women of Laugh dare to be themselves before William Claxton's lens. The stories they tell each other for laughs (from Hollywood humiliation to cheeky children) provide a raucous romp that is as dark as it is wry.
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