Mock Stars: Indie Comedy and the Dangerously Funny

Mock Stars Indie Comedy and the Dangerously Funny Mock Stars traces the evolution of indie comedy from the underground music circuit into mainstream America Through candid interviews with major players including David Cross Patton Oswalt Neil Hamb

  • Title: Mock Stars: Indie Comedy and the Dangerously Funny
  • Author: John Wenzel
  • ISBN: 9781933108230
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mock Stars traces the evolution of indie comedy from the underground music circuit into mainstream America Through candid interviews with major players, including David Cross, Patton Oswalt, Neil Hamburger, Maria Bamford, Fred Armisen, Aimee Mann, and dozens of others, John Wenzel reveals how comedy is becoming relevant and dangerously funny again.

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    1. I was really looking forward to this book. Key word is was. I normally wait to buy books until they are under $5.00 used, but when I saw this book I made an exception. I love stand up comedy, so much so that I wish there was some way to better articulate it to you. I SIMPLY LOVE IT- There, I resorted to all-caps. I own all of Patton Oswalt's CDs, same for David Cross. I even have multiple bootlegs for both. I bought Live in Nerd Rage and own every thing Zach Galifianakis has ever done. I own eve [...]

    2. As someone who is familiar with alt comedy, Mock Stars didn't teach me much about the subject, but it did gather a lot of the history into one single book. Wenzel also managed to have some nice interviews with the big names on the scene. The book is hindered by writing that sounds like ersatz Nathan Rabin, with flashy, pay-attention-to-me prose that never is as funny as it tries to be (fortunately for the reader, the worst writing is contained within an extraneous essay by Andrew Earles). Despit [...]

    3. I don't use the right way. See, I read a book and then post it as "read". I should put it in "currently-reading" and THEN read it. I totally negate the interactive application of this thing. I think this book could just be called: "I love Mr. Show and here is a book that proves it by John Wenzel". I didn't really learn anything from this. I would give this 2.4 stars. If you don't know anything about David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, Eugene Mirman, Patton Oswalt (or their ilk) then this book is for you [...]

    4. A huge contrast between the subject matter and its exposition, the author's writing style is dry without being the least bit amusing. I'm about half-way through and so far each chapter has been a slog; this book is just not clicking for me.I believe I will never finish reading this book.

    5. A book about comedians like Patton Oswalt, Neil Hamburger, David Cross, etc Not essential, and the author tries to keep it light, but there's not much here for people who are ultimately already fans.

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