Behind the Curtain at Comedy Central

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Behind the Curtain at Comedy Central

Join us for entertaining evening with Art Bell, the founder of Comedy Central. We’ll go behind the curtain from disastrous pitch meetings with comedians to the discovery of talents like Bill Maher and Jon Stewart and how the show became part of popular culture with shows like South Park, Chapelle’s Show, The Daily Show, and The Colbert Report.

THE EVENT IS FREE BUT YOU MUST REGISTERER.  

About the book

Discover the riveting, hilarious true story of the birth of Comedy Central in what New York Times bestselling author, Dan Lyons, calls the “funniest behind-the-scenes memoir I’ve ever read, full of crazy characters, plot twists, and suspense.”

In 1988, a young, mid-level employee named Art Bell pitched a novel concept—a television channel focused 100% on just one thing: comedy—to the chairman of HBO. The station that would soon become Comedy Central, with celebrated programs like South Park, Chapelle’s Show, The Daily Show, and The Colbert Report, was born.

Constant Comedy takes readers behind the scenes into the comedy startup on its way to becoming one of the most successful and creative purveyors of popular culture in the United States. From disastrous pitch meetings with comedians to the discovery of talents like Bill Maher and Jon Stewart, this intimate biography peers behind the curtain and reveals what it’s really like to work, struggle, and ultimately succeed at the cutting edge of show business. 

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5 Responses

  1. Merrill Stone says:

    You’re terrific, Cheryl!! Looking forward to this marvelous interview. I’ll be there with bells in and I think Todd and Adam too.
    Thanks!! XOXO

  2. gail forrest says:

    Sounds great and just what I’m looking for as a budding late life comedian and comedy writer.

  3. Would love to listen but I have a show Wednesday night April 14 will it be available later? XO

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