When Bob Odenkirk was just starting out in the comedy world, he met an outrageous and unpredictable performer named Richard Belzer. The two bonded over their love of improvisational theater and soon became great friends. This book tells the story of their decades-long friendship—a sometimes turbulent, always hilarious relationship that has lasted through good times and bad, triumphs and failures. Odenkirk’s tales of performing alongside Belzer on Saturday Night Live are riotous enough, but his stories about life off-screen are even better: chasing women (including JaneANE Garofalo), inadvertently getting high with Chris Farley moments before going onstage at Chicago’s Second City Theatre ,and spending time with John Candy during the filming of Planes Trains & Automobiles . Alongside these personal anecdotes are never-before-seen photos from throughout Odenkirk and Belzer’s careers. Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama is a funny yet heartfelt account of one man’s enduring friendship with another—an insightful look behind the scenes at some of America’s most iconic comedians.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to read an interesting and funny memoir about one man’s long friendship with another iconic comedian. It gives insights into how the comedy world works, as well as some hilarious stories about what went on behind-the-scenes of famous TV shows and movies.
- hilarious stories of two comedians’ lives
- insights into the world of SNL and improvisational theater
- never-before-seen photos
- It may be difficult to find a copy of the book
- The author’s name may be difficult to remember or spell
- The title is not very catchy
Learn more about the author
Bob Odenkirk is a comedian, writer, actor and producer. He is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live , The Ben Stiller Show , and as Saul Goodman in the hit series Breaking Bad .
“A must read for any fan of comedy”
“This book had me laughing out loud on so many occasions I started to feel a bit weird about myself. But that’s what good comedy should do, and Odenkirk is one of the best comic minds around. Buy this book, read it, and enjoy.”
“Hilarious and insightful…a must-read for any comedy fan.”
“Funny and insightful, this is a must-read for any fan of comedy.”