Light & Funny
For when you need a happy little distraction.
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A celebration of and behind-the-scenes look at Jerry Seinfeld's groundbreaking streaming series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
In his streaming show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Jerry Seinfeld has engaged with some of the funniest people in history in classic cars, coffee shops, and diners. He has reminisced with Larry David; bantered with legends Steve Martin, Tina Fey, and Eddie Murphy; reunited with the cast of Seinfeld; and even paid a visit to President Barack Obama in the Oval Office. These and dozens of other guests talked about the intricacies of stand-up, the evolution of their careers and personal lives, and whatever else popped into their brilliant minds. Seinfeld's carefully crafted episodes have reimagined the talk show format, each one a unique, hilarious, and yet intimate conversation--a rare opportunity for viewers to witness their favorite performers unscripted and unvarnished. But in producing eighty-four episodes over eleven seasons, he has also created arguably the most important historical archive about the art of comedy ever amassed, with episodes featuring Garry Shandling, Jerry Lewis, Don Rickles, Carl Reiner, and Norm McDonald already serving as permanent shrines for legendary comedians.
Timed to the 10th anniversary of the show's debut and with an introduction from Jerry Seinfeld, this book isn't just a record of the show but instead an inventive tribute full of behind-the-scenes photos and anecdotes. The book dives into the inspiration and creation of segments, the most unforgettable lines from guests, an index of the cars, and some of the most memorable moments from crew members. Originally conceived as an "anti-talk show," Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee earned multiple Emmy nominations and helped lead the streaming revolution.
Perfect for gift giving season, The Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Book is a beautifully designed book with iconic, never-before-seen production photos which will appeal to comedy lovers, car aficionados, coffee connoisseurs, and Jerry Seinfeld fans.
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SIGNED EDITION Number One Is Walking is Steve Martin's cinematic legacy--an illustrated memoir of his legendary acting career, with stories from his most popular films and artwork by New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss. Steve Martin has never written about his career in the movies before. In Number One is Walking, he shares anecdotes from the sets of his beloved films--from Father of the Bride to Roxanne, The Jerk to Three Amigos, and many more, bringing readers directly into his world. In it, he shares charming tales of antics, moments of inspiration, and exploits with the likes of Paul McCartney and Diane Keaton, Harrison Ford and Chevy Chase. Martin details his forty years in the movie biz, as well as his stand-up comedy, banjo playing, writing, and cartooning, all with his unparalleled wit. With gorgeously illustrated cartoons and single-panel "diversions" in Steve and Harry's signature style, Number One Is Walking is full of the everyday moments that make up a movie star's life, capturing Steve Martin's singular humor and acclaimed career in film. The perfect gift from the team who brought you the #1 New York Times bestseller A Wealth of Pigeons.
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Canada's beloved comic genius tells his own story for the first time.
What is Rick Mercer going to do now? That was the question on everyone's lips when the beloved comedian retired his hugely successful TV show after 15 seasons--and at the peak of its popularity. The answer came not long after, when he roared back in a new role as stand-up-comedian, playing to sold-out houses wherever he appeared.
And then Covid-19 struck. And his legions of fans began asking again: What is Rick Mercer going to do now? Well, for one thing, he's been writing a comic masterpiece. For the first time, this most private of public figures has turned the spotlight on himself, in a memoir that's as revealing as it is hilarious. In riveting anecdotal style, Rick charts his rise from highly unpromising schoolboy (in his reports "the word 'disappointment' appeared a fair bit") to the heights of TV fame. Along the way came an amazing break when, not long out of his teens, his one-man show Show Me the Button, I'll Push It. Or, Charles Lynch Must Die, became an overnight sensation--thanks in part to a bizarre ambush by its target, Charles Lynch himself. That's one story you won't soon forget, and this book is full of them.
There's a tale of how little Rick helped himself to a tree from the neighbours' garden that's set to become a new Christmas classic. There's Rick the aspiring actor, braving "the scariest thing I have ever done in my life" by performing with the Newfoundland Shakespeare Company; unforgettable scenes with politicians of every variety, from Jean Chretien to George W. Bush to Stockwell Day; and a wealth of behind-the-scenes revelations about the origins and making of This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Made in Canada, and Talking to Americans. All leading of course to the greenlighting of that mega-hit, Rick Mercer Report . . .
It's a life so packed with incident (did we mention Bosnia and Kabul?) and laughter we can only hope that a future answer to "What is Rick Mercer going to do now?" is: "Write volume two."
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Canada's most verbally virtuosic comic makes his literary debut--and he's just as richly, gloriously funny on the page as on stage.
His legion of fans--the ones who ensure his every show the length and breadth of Canada is sold out--recognize Ron James as one of the great stand-ups of his generation. His seemingly improvisational flights of fancy--no two shows are ever the same--are crammed with inventive phrase-making, feature a voluminous vocabulary, and put every word into the service of uproarious comedy.
He sounds like a man born to write a great book--and now at last he has. But this is a book he has been writing for most of his life, in his head, in his car, while driving from gig to gig.
In All Over the Map, Ron has brilliantly captured the voice that has enthralled millions on stage and screen. He also lets up a little on the usually relentless laughs (though there are still plenty of those) to reveal a new dimension to his beloved showbiz character. His hilarious reminiscences of growing up in Nova Scotia and his early struggles as an aspiring comic, his reveries on such topics as family, country, celebrity and lessons learned from myriad chance encounters will deepen our appreciation for this great comic and win him many new fans in his new role as author.
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A beautifully-packaged collection of inspirational quotes with a hilariously explicit twist from Sarah Knight's beloved No F*cks Given Guides series. In The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving A F*ck Sarah liberated you from people and things that don't make you happy; with Get Your Sh*t Together she provided a tough-love push towards getting organized to achieve your goals; You Do You offers a roadmap to embracing your individuality; Calm the F*ck Down delivers practical solutions for managing ever-more stressful times; and F*ck No! teaches you to set boundaries and stick to them with confidence and flair with advice such as: "'Get your shit together' is not an admonition. It's a rallying cry." "Stop letting other people tell you what to do, how to do it, or why it can't be done." "Good things come to those who delegate." "Calm the fuck down and deal with it." "Control what you can and accept what you can't so you can stop freaking out and get on with your life." "Stop saying yes when you want to say no." No F*cks Given: Naughty Words to Live By gathers the very best of this no-bullsh*t, life-changing advice into one must-have gift book that enlightens and entertains on every page.
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Pay homage to the quaintest hamlet in Elmdale County in this fun, unofficial cookbook inspired by the show.
Whether you're experienced in the kitchen, or basically eat at the local café for every meal, Tastes Like Schitt has a recipe for you. Specials from Café Tropical, Jocelyn's down-to-earth dishes, and meals from the Rosebud Motel have inspired this collection of recipes.
With 75 full color recipes, this cookbook features appetizers, drinks, entrees, desserts, and more. Cook your way through them all as you rewatch your favorite episodes. This book makes the perfect gift for any fan of the tv show Schitt's Creek. As you work your way through the chapters, you will be doing a lot more than just folding in the cheese for the enchilada recipe. Other dishes include:
- Rosebud Motel Cinnamon Rolls
- Sloppy Jocelyns
- There's a Dead Guy in Room 4-Cheese Macaroni
- Twyla's Meadow Harvest Smoothie
- Farm Witches' Peanut Butter Things
- Herb Ertlinger's Wine Spritzer
- Budd's Bourbon BBQ Sauce
- And many more!
You'll find a variety of recipes for chefs of all levels. Easy-to-follow recipes make it possible to cook, bake and eat your way through Schitt's Creek. Grab an apron, preheat the oven, and put on your favorite episode. Let's make a meal that Tastes Like Schitt!
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a comic about dinosaurs finding meaning, togetherfrom the international bestselling team behinddinosaur therapy, @dinosandcomics
including exclusive, never-before-seen bonus comics
posing questions such as 'do I exist?', 'how should I live?', 'what is beauty?' in each comic, dinosaur characters explore how to exist in the modern world and meditate on what it means to 'live well'.
suitable for grown-ups.
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"Vibrant and entertaining, relatable and poignant, and above all, it's funny." - Los Angeles Times
"Iliza is exceptionally funny. If this book doesn't make you laugh, it means you can't read. In which case, disregard." --Jimmy Kimmel
From the razor-sharp mind of comedian Iliza Shlesinger, a collection of hilarious and insightful essays about the exasperating issues of everyday life
"A book for everyone wrestling with what it means to show up for ourselves and the world today. I love Iliza, and I love her advice." --Rebecca Serle, New York Times bestselling author of One Italian Summer
"Send me a copy of your book and I'll read it." --Sharon Stone
"All Things Aside . . . is Iliza: fresh, funny, and a reinvention of the form." --Ted Sarandos, co-CEO, Netflix
All Things Aside is a punchy, honest, incisive book that shares a view of the world through the eyes of the inimitable Iliza Shlesinger. From the macro to micro, Shlesinger tackles it all with her no-bullshit comedic style.
Throughout the book, Shlesinger dives from one subject into the next, making her hilarious asides the meat of her stories, much like she does in her stand-up comedy. Topics range from dissecting social expectations to the notion that products marketed specifically to women are scams, and all manner of things in between. She even dares to ask herself the all-important question that every woman is forced to consider at some point--Am I actually an annoying person? Shlesinger also shares intimate moments, including a devastating miscarriage, which she manages to navigate not only with grace but somehow with side-splitting humor.
As Margaret Cho explains in the book's foreword, "Every woman has something to gain from the Everywoman Iliza presents in her hilarious and astute worldview. . . . I've learned [from Iliza] that you don't have to quit when you are in pain, that you can write your way out of the suffering. That there is beautiful truth to be unearthed from the depths of despair. That the stupid can be smart and that we put ourselves through hell for nothing." All Things Aside offers unexpected insights, much-needed truths, and tons and tons of laughs.
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The 35th edition of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader features entertaining, informative, and amusing real-life stories from around the world.
It's here! This 35th anniversary edition of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader is bursting with everything you could possibly want to read in the throne room, including short articles for a quick trip and lengthier page-turners for an extended visit. Uncle John and his team at the Bathroom Readers' Institute have once again gathered the most entertaining and amusing stories from the realms of pop culture, history, science, and sports (not to mention accounts of even more dumb crooks!) for your reading pleasure. In addition, there are plenty of laugh-out-loud lists, amusing quotes, and odd factoids that will delight the most ardent of trivia fans.
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#1 New York Times bestselling author and creator Catana Chetwynd's latest collection of comics illustrates the moments a relationship "levels up" and all the intimate, special, and amusing adventures those milestones entail.
Author of Little Moments of Love, Snug, and In Love & Pajamas, Catana Chetwynd imparts her relationship wisdom once again with her latest collection of comics. This time, she explores the momentous steps of a relationship--whether it be moving in together, the reality of facing time apart, or even officially committing to one another--all while shining a light on the joy those moments can offer. Catana's unmistakable illustration and writing styles make even the most mundane tasks, like mowing the lawn or deciding whose turn it is to cook dinner, seem charming. Her relatable content is elevated in a fresh and humorous way that only Catana's comics can do.
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A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice: There's no right way to keep a diary, but if there's an entertaining way, David Sedaris seems to have mastered it.
If it's navel-gazing you're after, you've come to the wrong place; ditto treacly self-examination. Rather, his observations turn outward: a fight between two men on a bus, a fight between two men on the street, pedestrians being whacked over the head or gathering to watch as a man considers leaping to his death. There's a dirty joke shared at a book signing, then a dirtier one told at a dinner party--lots of jokes here. Plenty of laughs.
These diaries remind you that you once really hated George W. Bush, and that not too long ago, Donald Trump was just a harmless laughingstock, at least on French TV. Time marches on, and Sedaris, at his desk or on planes, in hotel dining rooms and odd Japanese inns, records it. The entries here reflect an ever-changing background--new administrations, new restrictions on speech and conduct. What you can say at the start of the book, you can't by the end. At its best, A Carnival of Snackery is a sort of sampler: the bitter and the sweet. Some entries are just what you wanted. Others you might want to spit discreetly into a napkin.
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For fans of Russell Peters, Trevor Noah, and Mark Critch comes a hilarious debut memoir about family, pursuing our passions, and figuring out who we are, by stand-up comedian and popular CBC host, Ali Hassan.
Growing up, Ali Hassan was a chameleon. His friends came from many different backgrounds and religions--Trinidadian, Parsi, Goan, Hindu, Christian, Sikh. And as a hockey-playing, Crock-Pot-using young man who also knew the words to at least ten Blue Rodeo songs, he could blend in everywhere. But the world has a funny way of reminding you who you are, and Hassan's Muslim Pakistani family and community did, too.
In this heartfelt and funny memoir, based on his hit stand-up comedy, Hassan shares his lifelong journey to becoming a "cultural Muslim"--learning to walk the line of embracing his heritage while following his passions and being true to himself. From failing to learn Arabic--or much of anything--in Sunday school and visiting family in Pakistan who mocked him relentlessly, to discovering the wonders of pepperoni as a teenager and being a celebrity judge at Ribfest, he finds himself in compromising situations that challenge his beliefs and identity.
Now, as a father of four, he has to answer his children's questions and try to explain his point of view. But he can't just "give them" an identity as a cultural Muslim. Sharing his story is the next best thing.
With the perfect blend of humour and insight, Is There Bacon in Heaven? explores the deep need to belong that exists in everyone.
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Rejected Books is a collection of forty hilariously unrealistic, totally cringe-worthy covers for books that will never, ever be published--from the authors of Images You Should Not Masturbate To
Have you ever had a great idea for a book but then thought, "Nobody would ever read that"? Well . . . you're probably right. But you're not alone! Enter Rejected Books, a rollicking collection of the best book covers for books that were never meant to be. These awful pitches were turned down for any number of reasons: they're either too long, too sad, too raunchy, or just plain bad.
The compilation of imagined book covers in Rejected Books will have you scratching your head and guffawing with every page turn. Though Pranks with Sausages and Holy Bible II don't actually exist, Rejected Books offers up a professionally produced series of photos imagining just what these wacky ideas (and plenty more) could look like.
Rejected Books includes delightfully weird covers of imagined books like:
o The Sculptors Who Couldn't Do Hands
o Cooking with Breast Milk
o Possessed Toys: A Buying Guide
o Unfortunate Gluing Accidents
o Camel Toes Through History
Enjoy the worst book pitches of all time and rest assured that anyone can have a future in publishing . . . even if your ideas are totally horrible.
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"An exceptionally beautiful book about loneliness, labor, and survival."--Carmen Maria Machado
Before there was Kate Beaton, New York Times bestselling cartoonist of Hark! A Vagrant, there was Katie Beaton of the Cape Breton Beaton, specifically Mabou, a tight-knit seaside community where the lobster is as abundant as beaches, fiddles, and Gaelic folk songs. With the singular goal of paying off her student loans, Katie heads out west to take advantage of Alberta's oil rush--part of the long tradition of East Coasters who seek gainful employment elsewhere when they can't find it in the homeland they love so much. Katie encounters the harsh reality of life in the oil sands, where trauma is an everyday occurrence yet is never discussed.
Beaton's natural cartooning prowess is on full display as she draws colossal machinery and mammoth vehicles set against a sublime Albertan backdrop of wildlife, northern lights, and boreal forest. Her first full length graphic narrative, Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands is an untold story of Canada: a country that prides itself on its egalitarian ethos and natural beauty while simultaneously exploiting both the riches of its land and the humanity of its people.
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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
An NPR Best Book of 2022
"The questions throughout What If? 2 are equal parts brilliant, gross, and wonderfully absurd and the answers are thorough, deeply researched, and great fun. . . . Science isn't easy, but in Munroe's capable hands, it surely can be fun." --TIME
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of What If? and How To answers more of the weirdest questions you never thought to ask
The millions of people around the world who read and loved What If? still have questions, and those questions are getting stranger. Thank goodness xkcd creator Randall Munroe is here to help. Planning to ride a fire pole from the Moon back to Earth? The hardest part is sticking the landing. Hoping to cool the atmosphere by opening everyone's freezer door at the same time? Maybe it's time for a brief introduction to thermodynamics. Want to know what would happen if you rode a helicopter blade, built a billion-story building, made a lava lamp out of lava, or jumped on a geyser as it erupted? Okay, if you insist.
Before you go on a cosmic road trip, feed the residents of New York City to a T. rex, or fill every church with bananas, be sure to consult this practical guide for impractical ideas. Unfazed by absurdity, Munroe consults the latest research on everything from swing-set physics to airliner catapult-design to answer his readers' questions, clearly and concisely, with illuminating and occasionally terrifying illustrations. As he consistently demonstrates, you can learn a lot from examining how the world might work in very specific extreme circumstances.