A Very Punchable Face

A Very Punchable Face

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"Saturday Night Live head writer and Weekend Update co-anchor, Colin Jost, has six sets of stitches on his face alone. He's been punched in at least four different sketches on Saturday Night Live, including once by his boss, Lorne Michaels. But if there's one trait that makes someone well suited to comedy, it's being able to take a punch-metaphorically and, occasionally, physically. From growing up as an overweight kid in a family of firefighters on Staten Island to commuting three hours a day to high school and "seeing the sights" (like watching a Russian woman throw a stroller off the back of a ferry) to attending Harvard while Facebook was created (and choosing comedy instead!), Colin shares how he has navigated the world like a "slightly smarter Forrest Gump." You'll also discover things about Colin that will surprise and confuse you. You'll go behind the scenes at SNL (where he's written some of the most iconic sketches and characters of the past fifteen years) and Weekend Update (where's he's been "the white guy next to Leslie Jones.") And you'll experience the life of a touring stand-up comedian-from performing in rural cafeterias at noon to opening for Dave Chappelle at Radio City Music Hall. For every accomplishment (hosting the Emmys), there is a setback (hosting the Emmys). And for every absurd moment (watching paramedics give CPR to a raccoon), there is an honest, emotional one (recounting his mother's experience on the scene of the Twin Towers' collapse on 9/11.) A Very Punchable Face reveals the brilliant mind behind some of the dumbest sketches on television and lays bare the heart and humor of a hardworking guy-with a face you can't help but want to punch"--
Publisher: New York :, Crown,, 2020
Edition: First edition
Description: 1 online resource
ISBN: 9781101906330
1101906332
9781101906323

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jrn520
Nov 30, 2020

I certainly needed a laugh as NS back in partial lockdown. He's a funny man and if "Normal" ever comes back, he and Che should make a movie or TV show.

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KDLfan
Oct 21, 2020

Like an episode of SNL, this had hits and misses. My favorite story was “Why I Love My Mom”. It was touching and descriptive. Colin’s mom deserves 5 stars.

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lindamc7
Aug 14, 2020

Love it!

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