Sarah Millican The Queen of Comedy The Funniest Woman in Britain

Sarah Millican   The Queen of Comedy  The Funniest Woman in Britain

Sarah had been nominated for King or Queen of Comedy, but after missing out
on an award last year, she didn't think for a second that she would win. So when
Dara O'Briain approached her backstage with the massive award in his hand ...

Author: Tina Campanella

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781786068514

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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Married and working as a civil servant in a job centre, Sarah Millican's life couldn't have been more ordinary just over a decade ago. However, after the sudden break-up of her marriage, she decided to try something new and sign up for a writing workshop. It was to mark the beginning one of comedy's greatest success stories. Growing up as a child of the Miners' Strike which caused immense financial hardship for her family and a victim of bullying, Sarah's early years were far from easy. She had always been clever and creative, but had never managed to find the outlet for it. It wasn't until her thirties that she was finally recognised in spectacular fashion, as she went on to win the Best Newcomer Award after the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2008. A few years later, her first DVD's sales broke all records for a female comedian. Sarah's brand of Geordie warmth and humility mixed with a natural edginess and willingness to talk about all aspects of everyday life has won her millions of fans. She manages to push the boundaries while still seeming like your best friend, and it remains the great secret of her success. She is well on her way to 'national treasure' status. This is the story of how a shy, unassuming woman from South Shields became the Queen of British comedy.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Queens of Comedy

Queens of Comedy

This book maps out this shift, providing an often brutally honest picture of women's lives in both the spotlight of comedy and this modern world.

Author: Susan Horowitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136642876

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 185

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Through candid personal interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, and other visionary performers, Queens of Comedy explores how comediennes have redefined the roles of women in not only the entertainment business, but society as a whole. Detailing both their public and private lives - as well as their many and varied performances - Queen of Comedy examines the impact these women have had on the predominantly male-oriented world of comedy. Performers like Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, and their more recent counterparts, comediennes Brett Butler and Roseanne, have helped to sift women's roles in comedy from object to subject. This book maps out this shift, providing an often brutally honest picture of women's lives in both the spotlight of comedy and this modern world.
Categories: Performing Arts

Frank Skinner on the Road

Frank Skinner on the Road

In this new volume of memoirs, Frank Skinner describes his experience of going back on the road doing stand-up again, after many years spent working mainly on television.

Author: Frank Skinner

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409036661

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 317

In this new volume of memoirs, Frank Skinner describes his experience of going back on the road doing stand-up again, after many years spent working mainly on television. His adventures on tour are by turns funny and moving as he meditates on growing older, the terrors and joys of trying to make a live audience laugh night after night and on the nature of comedy itself. For the first time we read a comedian's account, in his own words, of how his act is put together; his return to a world of dark little clubs and the strange encounters he has there. But what is perhaps most startling and original about Frank Skinner's writing is his honesty nbout not only the highs and lows of his career, but more intimate and personal issues - male sexuality and matters of the heart.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Queens of Comedy

Queens of Comedy

Queens of Comedy shows that, like the queens on a chess board, women comics can be powerful, make the last move, and have the last word!Endorsements:"Susan Horowitz has analyzed female comedy and dissected it clear to the bone.

Author: Susan Horowitz

Publisher:

ISBN: 1476154880

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They are comedy legends: Lucille Ball, Phyllis Diller, Carol Burnett, and Joan Rivers! Cinderella had a glass slipper, but comics have clown shoes that leave footprints on our fannies and handprints on our hearts. Queens of Comedy includes Dr. Sue's personal interviews with great stars, show business advice, comedy secrets, and insights into humor and gender.Dr. Sue Horowitz asks pertinent questions, receives candid answers, and offers a banquet of food for thought. What can these great ladies of laughs teach us about how to be funny, appeal to audiences, look fabulous (yes, they do, despite the self-deprecating jokes), overcome obstacles, and make a success in show business - or any business? How do they connect (they must - or they wouldn't be so popular) with the lives and fantasies of people all over the world? Do they simply reflect gender roles (with a girlish giggle)? Or do their imaginative schemes, clever remarks, and the fact that they are outrageously funny women challenge and undermine those roles?Dr. Sue shows how gifted performers turn their lives into laughs and indelible stage and screen personalities. These show business icons share their secrets of comic delivery, writing, and connecting to audiences. They also share details about their personal lives - often a triumph of sheer determination over harsh adversity. They made hard choices, honed their talents, and turned private pain into public success - and laughed all the way to the bank!Dr. Sue also places her four queens in context in the grand tradition of female comedy, present and past - Ellen DeGeneres, Tina Fey, Goldie Hawn, Joy Behar, Lily Tomlin, Whoopi Goldberg, Lily Tomlin, Elayne Boosler, Mae West, Sophie Tucker, Moms Mabley, Fanny Brice, Totie Fields Gracie Allen and other talented but less-known performers. These great ladies of laughs stormed the barricades (or charmed the guards) to gain admittance to the "all-boys club" of traditional comedy. They challenged stereotypes and stigmas that limit all of us. They know the difference between being the butt of a sexist joke and the self-defined subject of a laugh-line and - and so should we.Queens of Comedy is a fun, thoughtful glimpse into the private lives, public personae, and comic craft of these great ladies of laughs. Anthologies of comedians often ignore or minimize the talents of funny women - despite their powerful presence in media that reach millions of people all over the world.Dr. Sue's engaging book makes a lively, original, cogent argument that it's all about sex appeal, comic appeal and power - and that show business is everybody's business. Queens of Comedy shows that, like the queens on a chess board, women comics can be powerful, make the last move, and have the last word!Endorsements:"Susan Horowitz has analyzed female comedy and dissected it clear to the bone. She's used a fine-tooth-comb to find motivation, why and how. Queens of Comedy is truly a textbook worthy of study." - Phyllis Diller, Comedienne"The subject of women who make people laugh seems an ongoing source of interest. And just when you thought everything had been said, along comes Susan Horowitz with a whole new slant. A must for the student of comedy and anyone else who wants to crack the mystery of estrogen-induced yuks." - Joy Behar, Comedienne"Dr. Sue Horowitz is a wonderful combination of somebody who puts women's comedy in context, and is a funny, effervescent performer!" -- Regina "Gina" Barreca, Ph.D., Author/Editor/ Professor of English Literature and Feminist Theory at the University of Connecticut"Queens of Comedy is informative, original, and vastly entertaining - a must-read for comedy fans and a seriously funny way to look at gender roles."-- Professor...
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Saving the Queen

Saving the Queen

Well-known French writer Théophile Gautier and Bernard Lopez combine their talents in this send-up of the cloak-and-sword dramas so popular with the Romantics.

Author: Theophile Gautier

Publisher: Borgo Press

ISBN: 1479400661

Category: Drama

Page: 156

View: 363

Well-known French writer Theophile Gautier and Bernard Lopez combine their talents in this send-up of the cloak-and-sword dramas so popular with the Romantics. When the Spanish Queen's horse runs away with her, two unknown caballeros rescue Elizabeth from certain death--despite the fact that Spanish law prohibits anyone but the King and her closest attendants from touching her. But the Queen is not ungrateful, and Dona Beatrix, a Lady-in-Waiting, promises to marry the unknown savior, sight unseen, if the Queen can somehow save her rescuer from the capital punishment demanded by statute. A comedy of errors ensues, with two possible suitors pressing their claims upon Beatrix--and also on the Queen! A delightful and hilarious drama that should play well to modern audiences."
Categories: Drama

Sarah Millican

Sarah Millican

She is well on her way to `national treasure' status.This is the story of how a shy, unassuming woman from South Shields became the Queen of British comedy.

Author: Tina Campanella

Publisher: John Blake

ISBN: 1786064529

Category:

Page: 288

View: 884

Growing up as a child of the Miners' Strike which caused immense financial hardship for her family and a victim of bullying, Sarah's early years were far from easy. She had always been clever and creative, but had never managed to find the outlet for it. It wasn't until her thirties that she was finally recognised in spectacular fashion, as she went on to win the Best Newcomer Award after the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2008. A few years later, her first DVD's sales broke all records for a female comedian.Sarah's brand of Geordie warmth and humility mixed with a natural edginess and willingness to talk about all aspects of everyday life has won her millions of fans. She manages to push the boundaries while still seeming like your best friend, and it remains the great secret of her success. She is well on her way to `national treasure' status.This is the story of how a shy, unassuming woman from South Shields became the Queen of British comedy.
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The Queen s Heart

The Queen s Heart

Author: John Williamson Palmer

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HXDM4U

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Page: 80

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Island Queen

Island Queen

Three acts.

Author: Norman Tullin

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:52248074

Category:

Page: 192

View: 227

Three acts.
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The Youthful Queen

The Youthful Queen

Author: Bayard (M., Jean-François-Alfred)

Publisher:

ISBN: UCD:31175035510786

Category:

Page: 36

View: 205

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Tina Fey

Tina Fey

This engaging text is enhanced with full-color photographs, detailed sidebars, and a comprehensive timeline.

Author: Melissa Raé Shofner

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781534560345

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 371

Tina Fey, one of the most prominent women in comedy, is well known for her work on shows such as Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock. As a writer and actress, she has changed the way people see female comedians and altered the “boys club” mentality that characterized the working environment of Saturday Night Live. Readers are presented with fascinating details about Fey’s life, from the childhood experiences that inspired Mean Girls to her rise to stardom. This engaging text is enhanced with full-color photographs, detailed sidebars, and a comprehensive timeline.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Knave and Queen

Knave and Queen

Author: Sir Charles Lawrence Young

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:44469312

Category:

Page: 78

View: 382

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Tina Fey

Tina Fey

This engaging text is enhanced with full-color photographs, detailed sidebars, and a comprehensive timeline.

Author: Melissa Raé Shofner

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781534560338

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 763

Tina Fey, one of the most prominent women in comedy, is well known for her work on shows such as Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock. As a writer and actress, she has changed the way people see female comedians and altered the “boys club” mentality that characterized the working environment of Saturday Night Live. Readers are presented with fascinating details about Fey’s life, from the childhood experiences that inspired Mean Girls to her rise to stardom. This engaging text is enhanced with full-color photographs, detailed sidebars, and a comprehensive timeline.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Gala Queen

The Gala Queen

Author: Andrew Patrick Wilson

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:434569497

Category:

Page: 160

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