Adam Sandler: America's Comedian

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Macmillan, Dec 8, 2000 - Performing Arts - 192 pages
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From the comedy clubs of New York to his big break on "Saturday Night Live" to block-buster films like "Big Daddy" and "Little Nicky" Adam Sandler has left America howling in their seats and peeing in their pants. Sandler has emerged as the decade's most unstoppable comedic-and the ladies love him! But how many people know the story behind this lovable comedic prodigy's ascent to fame? Bill Crawford takes you back to Sandler's childhood in a small New Hampshire Town, where his stand-up routines were always hits with his classmates but not necessarily the teachers! When Adam left his small town to take on the big city at New York University, it wasn't always easy, Sandler performed as a street musician crooning Springsteen songs to commuters, but he was destined to succeed. From his long friendship with then college classmate Tim Herlihy, who went on to co-write all Sandler's movies, to being discovered by Dennis Miller and eventually becoming America's funnyman, Bill Crawford looks behind the headlines and tabloid tales to shed new light on this decade's comedic darling.
 

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the boy who grew up to be a boy
1
a standup kind of guy
15
its saturday night
29
shakes airheads mixed nuts and billy madison
47
the good the bad and oh yeah the girls
65
many weddings and a funeral
75
the waterboy and big daddy
91
adam lets it all hang out the adam sandler cds
109
adam versus the critics
127
team sandler
137
adam into the future
145
adam sandler censorship and dirty words
159
oeuvre the collected works of adam sandler
165
bibliography
169
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Bill Crawford is the author of several books, including Stevie Ray Vaugn and Rock Stars Do The Dumbest Things.

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