Who Stole The Funny?
The Novel by Robby Benson
“An irreverent and hilarious stroll down the dark alleys of Hollywood’s TV landscape.”
—Peter Bart, editor in chief, Variety
“Who Stole the Funny? benefits from Mr. Benson’s deep knowledge of his subject matter-both the shallow snake pit of TV comedy and the angst of a perfectionist director…Mr. Benson labors overtime — and succeeds — in making us care…I can see the novel joining college reading lists-and not only in Mr. Benson’s film classes. There are plenty of books on acting and directing, on semiotics, auteur theory and Stanislavsky’s method. But not many are likely to present so many appalling, and reality-based, teachable moments.”
—Barbara D. Phillips, The Wall Street Journal
Who Stole the Funny? made The Los Angeles Times bestsellers list (2007).
A wickedly delicious roman à clef about a single week in the making of a hit sitcom, this satirical romp of a novel portrays life on the other side of the television lens, hilariously sending up the self-serious Hollywood stereotypes across the board.
Thoughtfully annotated with helpful and enlightening “Hollywood Dictionary” terms, ie.,
Idea Type: Think Joseph McCarthy when he used the word Communist. Spoken with the same repugnant tone and distainful connotations reserved for dictators, mass murders, war criminals, and mimes.
The Big Bucks: More money in one week than a firefighter makes in a year; more money in one year than a school teacher makes in a career. Not as much as the winner of The World Series of Poker.
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