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Friday, July 20, 2018

Confessions of a Comedian by Kip Addotta

Synopsis:  Memoir of an American professional comedian.

Writing Style: Straightforward, Unadorned, Quiet.

Pacing: Moderate.

Personal Highlights: The pacing of Kip’s memoir, reminding me much of Steve Martin’s humor, picks up pacing around page 50 with the chapter, ‘Out On My Own.’ Although his accomplishments didn't jump off right away I enjoyed reading about the many celebrities he’s met and befriended; Michael Richards who played Kramer on Seinfeld to name one. Really got a kick out of the rendezvous, hanging out with Elvis Presley, Diana Ross and I think it was Tina Turner, just naming a few of the many notables he’s observed, to include Bill Cosby and a number of hip-hop artists. I as well applaud his work on The Tonight Show and the hundreds of stages he’s worked all over the world. The professional advice he lends as a result of his observations and lessons learned therein were a personal favorite. Points raised, from running a club, to stage set-up, to performing, made for an overall respectable confession.

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