Who Stole the Funny?: A Novel of Hollywood

by Robby Benson | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0061245003 Global Overview for this book
Registered by JennyC1230 of Woodstock, Georgia USA on 2/2/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Book Description:

Robby Benson draws from his 15 years of experience in Hollywood to create a week in the life of "self-made man-child" director, J.T. Baker, brought in to salvage a sitcom pilot for separate, self-serving reasons by its network execs, studio heads, and directors.

A wickedly delicious roman à clef about the making of a sitcom called My Urban Buddies (aka Friends), this satirical romp answers the question for those who ever wondered what went on behind the scenes in the production of their favorite sitcom. Robby Benson can tell you, and does, in the novel Who Stole the Funny?, in which programmed-for-success director J.T. Baker has to bring an up-and-coming sitcom to fruition after its initial director shoots himself in the head with a nail gun. Thoughtfully annotated with helpful and enlightening Hollywood glossary terms, ("Creative-type director: One who has no hope of working in this town again"; "Eccentric: Affecting a style of dress, coiffure, speech, mannerisms, etc. carefully calculated to give the impression of creative credibility") Who Stole the Funny? takes place in an exaggerated world of crazy writers, backstabbing directors, foul-mouthed everyone-elses, and hardcore cynics.

With fast-paced scenes, hilarious dialogue, and the ridiculous inner monologues behind them, Who Stole the Funny? will make you think twice about what's going on behind every innocuous group of urban roommates you've ever fallen for on TGIF.

Journal Entry 2 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Monday, May 23, 2016
I've decided not to read this book. Mt. TBR is out of control, so this one is ready to travel.

Journal Entry 3 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Thursday, May 26, 2016
Putting into the 16th round of Bookstogive's General Literature VBB.

Journal Entry 4 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Wednesday, January 11, 2017
This book hasn't been chosen in a couple of rounds, so I'm taking it out of Bookstogive's General Literature VBB.

Journal Entry 5 by JennyC1230 at Little Free Library in Woodstock, Georgia USA on Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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