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New book on comedy zooms in on the funny people behind the jokes




"The Comedians" by Kliph Nesteroff
Grove Atlantic

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Comedy has been a significant part of American pop culture for years.

Now, readers can finally enjoy a comprehensive history of the art form.

Kliph Nesteroff’s newest book, “The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy,” explains the history and the trials and tribulations of standup comics.

The former stand-up comic turned professional writer takes readers on a journey throughout the last century of comedy to experience the art form from past to present.

In addition to the history of comedy, Nesteroff has included more than 200 original interviews from many household names, like Steve Martin, to numerous unforgotten comic geniuses.

Guest:

Kliph Nesteroff, author of “The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy” (Grove Press, 2015). He is a former standup comedian



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