Thursday, June 12, 2014

"Poking a Dead Frog"

New from Penguin: Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today's Top Comedy Writers by Mike Sacks.

About the book, from the publisher:

Amy Poehler, Mel Brooks, Adam McKay, George Saunders, Bill Hader, Patton Oswalt, and many more take us deep inside the mysterious world of comedy in this fascinating, laugh-out-loud-funny book. Packed with behind-the-scenes stories—from a day in the writers’ room at The Onion to why a sketch does or doesn’t make it onto Saturday Night Live to how the BBC nearly erased the entire first season of Monty Python’s Flying CircusPoking a Dead Frog is a must-read for comedy buffs, writers and pop culture junkies alike.
--Marshal Zeringue