Comic Genius (Hardcover)

Portraits of Funny People

By Matt Hoyle (By (photographer)), Mel Brooks (Introduction by)

Chronicle Books, 9781452125381, 204pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2013

List Price: 40.00*
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This star-studded tribute to the kings and queens of comedy draws together such legendary names as Steve Martin, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais, and many more. Granted extraordinary access, photographer Matt Hoyle has captured his subjects in portraits that are works of art in themselves—by turns zany and deadpan, laugh-out-loud and contemplative. Accompanying them are first-person reflections from each of the comedians on life and laughter that always cut straight to the heart of comedy: it's funny because it's true. Page after sidesplitting page in Comic Genius offers prose as engaging as each portrait is memorable. Here, in one handsome package, is the gift of laughter itself. Comic Genius is proud to support Save The Children.

About the Author

Matt Hoyle is an award-winning celebrity photographer. He splits his time between New York and Los Angeles.

Mel Brooks is a beloved film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and comic.

Praise For Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People

"A coffee table book that's guaranteed to get a laugh." - O, The Oprah Magazine