Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama: A Memoir
ISBN: 0399180516
EAN13: 9780399180514
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 18, 2022
Pages: 304
Weight: 1 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

In this hilarious, heartfelt memoir, the star of Mr. Show, Breaking Bad, and Better Call Saul opens up about the highs and lows of showbiz, his cult status as a comedy writer, and what it's like to reinvent himself as an action film ass-kicker at fifty.

Bob Odenkirk's career is inexplicable. And yet he will try like hell to explicate it for you. Charting a Homeric decades-long Odyssey from his origins in the seedy comedy clubs of Chicago to a dramatic career full of award nominations and including a side-trip that is baffling to all who know him, into the action-man world, it's almost like there are many Bob Odenkirks But there is just one and one is plenty.

Bob embraced a life in comedy after a chance meeting with Second City's legendary Del Close. He somehow made his way to a job as a writer at SNL. While surviving that legendary gauntlet by the skin of his gnashing teeth, he stashed away the secrets of comedy writing--eventually employing them in the immortal Motivational Speaker sketch for Chris Farley, honing them on The Ben Stiller Show, and perfecting them on Mr. Show With Bob and David.

In Hollywood, Bob demonstrated a bullheadedness that would shame Sisyphus himself, and when all hope was lost for the umpteenth time, the phone rang with an offer to appear on Breaking Bad--a show about how Read More chevron_right

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