Mock Stars: Indie Comedy and the Dangerously Funny

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Speck Press, 2008 - Humor - 311 pages
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Mock Stars traces the evolution of indie comedy from the underground music circuit into mainstream America. Through candid interviews with major players, including David Cross, Patton Oswalt, Neil Hamburger, Maria Bamford, Fred Armisen, Aimee Mann, and dozens of others, John Wenzel reveals how comedy is becoming relevant—and dangerously funny—again.

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A book about comedians like Patton Oswalt, Neil Hamburger, David Cross, etc.. Not essential, and the author tries to keep it light, but there's not much here for people who are ultimately already fans. Read full review


Contents Notes on a Scene
Shaking Hands with Music
CHAPTER 2 The Mr Show Effect

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About the author (2008)

John Wenzel first got the indie-comedy bug watching HBO's Mr. Show, a sketch comedy program with which he's still obsessed. He currently writes about music, comedy, and new media for The Denver Post and has written for websites and magazines such as Rockpile and Shredding Paper.

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