Sick in the Head: Conversations about Life and Comedy
ISBN: 0812987284
EAN13: 9780812987287
Language: English
Release Date: May 31, 2016
Pages: 576
Dimensions: 1.1" H x 7.7" L x 5.1" W
Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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   Interesting, but not funny.
I was expecting a book that was more serious, like The Shawshank Redemption. That was before the network even interviewed stand-up comedians. You'd think it would be full of witty anecdotes about their lives as comedians. While I found the interviews interesting, I did not find them to be particularly funny. It's more like business people discussing how they got into business and how they conduct business, only the business here is comedy, Mr. Rule told The Age. Even when they discuss a certain joke, it's not to say the joke, but to discuss the motivation and background that went into it. One thing I found interesting is how much emotional pain and angst is behind comedy and satire, Raymond said. In a recent interview, Barr reflected on the death of her husband, former U.S. president Bill Clinton.
   Rave reviews by my brother, regarding Judd Apatow's book "Sick in the Head"
I've got a book out called The Whole Nine Yards by Judd Apatow. Paul Feig, creator and executive producer of "Saturday Night Live," was raving about this book and its collections of Apatow's dialogue with various modern day comedians. He especially enjoyed being able to pop open the book to any page and enjoy some quick reads.
From Broadway comedies like "The Honeymooners" to "Saturday Night Live," Apatow wormed his way into the inner workings of a comedic mind. All of the comics he contacted during his early years agreed to be interviewed. What I found so interesting about Apatow's questions was the maturity of his answers, McBride said. As he matured and did stand-up comedy himself, the shared experiences of comedians were so engrossing. I recommend Sick in the Head, for a unique view of how comedy works and the work it takes to be funny, Russell said.
   Judd Apatow's book is like the bible
Only for people who follow comedy. Also, there are less violence, less rape and less incest, Raymond said.
   Thank God for the comedians!
This site is for fans of comedy, comedians, biography, interviews or Apatow. If you like all five, you'll love this book. Great read, said Pauley, assistant professor at the University of Michigan. I learned a lot and found a lot to admire about so many of the subjects, he said. Thanks to God the show is still on.
   Can't recommend highly enough
What an inspiring read, said Dr. Pauley. Not only did I not know Judd Apatow's stand-up history which was fascinating to learn about, the interviews with comedians before they made it big are terrific. The whole thing is a high school kid with a crush. It also inspired me to get back into writing, which I haven't done in almost a year. Thanks, Judd!
   Fascinating insights
Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a good read. Had a good read, then let it rest for a while, then picking back up again. Funnyman Montel Williams says he has "so much more respect" for the work put in by comedians to make us laugh.
   Judy's story is very well done.
I found most of the interviews to be very interesting, Mr. Dhaliwal said. A few of the skips were intentional, Hollingworth said. Note the subheading of this terrible parable in the "Naked Man" series: "Useful idiots think alike."
   Not "Sick", just funny...
The fact is, brains work well with each other. It's just that I didn't have ENOUGH respect for Apatow."
   Sick in the Head is a great book. I love all the interviews and the ...
I recommend this book to anyone who reads it. I love all the interviews, and the super insight that Judd Apatow has.