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Satiristas: Comedians, Contrarians, Raconteurs & Vulgarians (Hardcover)
Featuring our greatest comedic minds on the nature of humor, its relevance in society—and why sometimes you just need a good dirty joke to cleanse the palate—Satiristas is a hilarious multi-voiced manifesto on satire and comedy presented by Paul Provenza, co-creator of The Aristocrats.
About the Author
Paul Provenza has been a major name in stand-up comedy for decades. He is the co-creator and director of the critically acclaimed comedy/documentary The Aristocrats. He has written, produced, and starred in several comedy specials, including the comedy talk show Comics Only for Comedy Central and his own one-man show for Showtime, The Incredible Man-Boy. He is an artistic consultant to the Montreal and Chicago Just for Laughs festivals, and is currently co-producing and starring in The Green Room with Paul Provenza for Showtime.
Dan Dion is the world's premier portrait photographer of comedians. He has exhibited in solo shows in New York, Hollywood, Montreal, Edinburgh, Sydney, and San Francisco and is the house photographer of the legendary Fillmore Auditorium. His photos have been published in Rolling Stone, Time, Spin, Playboy, Entertainment Weekly, People, Vibe, and more than one hundred other publications. He is represented by the Fahey/Klein gallery in Los Angeles.
“¡Satiristas! reveals the method and the madness of men and women who inhabit the funny side of the commentariat.”
— Los Angeles Times
“Humor heavyweights discussing satire and social change in their craft…A wealth of intimate, and, at times, surprising discussions…A cultural critique of comedy as an art form.”
— Time Out Chicago
“A brilliant, wildly inventive new book that is comedic magic. It features interviews with and portraits of some of the biggest comedians ever.”
— Los Angeles Herald Examiner
“Glimpses into the minds of some of the sharpest, most insightful and revolutionary voices in entertainment. They surprise, they challenge, they may even offend you, but every word is worth your time and attention. Read it. You won’t regret it.”
— Sacramento Book Review