Constant Comedy

Ulysses Press
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 15. September 2020
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  • 290 Seiten
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Discover the riveting, hilarious true story of the birth of Comedy Central in what New York Times bestselling author, Dan Lyons, calls the "funniest behind-the-scenes memoir I've ever read, full of crazy characters, plot twists, and suspense."

Award-Winning Finalist in the Narrative: Non-Fiction category of the 2020 Best Book Awards sponsored by American Book Fest

In 1988, a young, mid-level employee named Art Bell pitched a novel concept-a television channel focused 100% on just one thing: comedy-to the chairman of HBO. The station that would soon become Comedy Central, with celebrated programs like South Park, Chapelle's Show, The Daily Show, and The Colbert Report, was born.

Constant Comedy takes readers behind the scenes into the comedy startup on its way to becoming one of the most successful and creative purveyors of popular culture in the United States. From disastrous pitch meetings with comedians to the discovery of talents like Bill Maher and Jon Stewart, this intimate biography peers behind the curtain and reveals what it's really like to work, struggle, and ultimately succeed at the cutting edge of show business.
  • Englisch
  • New York
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  • USA
Simon + Schuster Inc.
  • 1,36 MB
978-1-64604-090-2 (9781646040902)
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Art Bell is a former media executive best known for creating and building HBO's The Comedy Channel, which went on to become Comedy Central. After Comedy Central, Bell became the president of Court TV and was the guiding force behind one of the most successful brand evolutions in cable television. Bell is the author of Web Sightings: A Collection of Websites We'd Like to See. He lives with his family in Connecticut.
  • Intro
  • Title Page
  • Dedication
  • Epigraph
  • Prologue: How Do You Get to the Russian Tea Room?
  • Chapter 1: Pitching Comedy
  • Chapter 2: Meeting the Chairman
  • Chapter 3: In the Weeds
  • Chapter 4: The Presentation
  • Chapter 5: Larry's Birthday Party
  • Chapter 6: Early Days
  • Chapter 7: I Hope this Works
  • Chapter 8: Clipped
  • Chapter 9: Launch
  • Chapter 10: After the Launch
  • Chapter 11: Lunch with Eddie G.
  • Chapter 12: Get Back
  • Chapter 13: All Over
  • Chapter 14: Comedy Channel + HA! = ???
  • Chapter 15: Meet the New Boss
  • Chapter 16: The Name Game
  • Chapter 17: Tagline
  • Chapter 18: Cracking Wise
  • Chapter 19: Undressed Rehearsal
  • Chapter 20: Bill Maher and Me
  • Chapter 21: What.and Leave Programming?
  • Chapter 22: Advertising Politically Incorrectly
  • Chapter 23: And the Winner Is.
  • Chapter 24: From Lemmings to Lemmings
  • Chapter 25: Spectacular
  • Chapter 26: Get Me the Buzz Committee
  • Chapter 27: Emergency!
  • Chapter 28: The Board Meeting
  • Chapter 29: Dennis Miller: "Yer in trouble."
  • Chapter 30: What the Hell Is Going On Here?
  • Chapter 31: Betrayed
  • Chapter 32: Conference Call
  • Chapter 33: Sunshine in Siberia
  • Chapter 34: The Firing
  • Chapter 35: Last Call
  • Epilogue
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Author
  • Copyright

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