Poking a Dead Frog : Conversations with Today's Top Comedy Writers
by Mike Sacks and Mike Sacks


Overview - A ""NEW YORK TIMES""BESTSELLER
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY NPR
Amy Poehler, Mel Brooks, Adam McKay, George Saunders, Bill Hader, Patton Oswalt, and many more take us deep inside the mysterious world of comedy in this fascinating, laugh-out-loud-funny book.
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Overview
A ""NEW YORK TIMES""BESTSELLER
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY NPR
Amy Poehler, Mel Brooks, Adam McKay, George Saunders, Bill Hader, Patton Oswalt, and many more take us deep inside the mysterious world of comedy in this fascinating, laugh-out-loud-funny book. Packed with behind-the-scenes stories--from a day in the writers' room at "The""Onion "to why a sketch does or doesn't make it onto "Saturday Night Live "to how the BBC nearly erased the entire first season of "Monty Python's Flying Circus--Poking a Dead Frog "is a must-read for comedy buffs, writers and pop culture junkies alike.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780143123781
  • ISBN-10: 0143123785
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: June 2014
  • Page Count: 453
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.47 x 1.24 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds


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