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By Kim Howard Johnson

ISBN-10: 1556527128

ISBN-13: 9781556527128

Containing reminiscences from greater than eighty of the comedic giant’s closest associates and co-workers, this soaking up biography explores Del Close's outdated haunts, his sensational earlier, and the fact in the back of the stories he instructed so usually. From touring with a carnival and placing out with a pre-Scientology L. Ron Hubbard to driving with the Merry Pranksters and utilizing a coven of witches to aid him kick a lifelong cocaine behavior, shut led a really wealthy life—one whose absurdity proved nice fodder for improv theater. Astute and compassionate, shut motivated improvisational theater’s maximum comedic skills of the final 50 years—Nichols and should, Lenny Bruce, invoice Murray, Chris Farley, Tina Fey—and coached the witty masterminds in the back of such comedic associations as moment urban, Saturday evening Live, Groundlings, and the Upright Citizen’s Brigade.

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