Bossypants

From Catherine Costanzo
author: Fey, Tina
Bossypants
This was a book of comedy written by Tina Fey telling of her start in the business, and detailing her journey through stage and screen.  It was interesting to find out that some of the things that she talks about were real events in her life.  Also, it gave some insight as to how the TV shows etc. work behind the scenes.  Light reading, and interesting if you’re at all interested in her work.

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour: The Best of Season 3

From Ellen Druda
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour: The Best of Season 3
The brothers Smothers continued to push the envelope in this, their last
season on CBS. They were fired, and the series ended in 1969 after the stars yanked the network’s chain one too many times. This set contains 11 episodes of what looks like live straight-to-tape recordings, which can be
problematical in the digital big-screen, hi-fi, hi-def world of today. But
Time Life has done an outstanding job of putting the show into historical
context and has lots of extras on each disc, including outtakes, interviews, photo galleries, and one show that was censored entirely. Forty years later, the comedy is still fresh and brave, the music earnest; the roster of guests ranges from old showbiz to the daring and new. Recommended for boomers everywhere.