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Ever hear the one about the aspiring Broadway producer who rented out a recently defunct Vietnamese restaurant in the heart of New York’s theater district and accidentally changed the course of American comedy? It’s no joke—his name is Budd Friedman, and his legendary club helped reshape the stand-up comedy landscape that is still a staple of entertainment today. The Improv is the first-ever an oral history of the most important comedy club in America, emceed by Budd Friedman himself, and featuring in-depth interviews with some of the most important names in comedy—including Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Jimmy Fallon, Bill Maher, Richard Lewis, Robert Klein, Larry David, Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin, Judd Apatow, Al Franken, Paul Reiser, Howie Mandel, Bob Saget, Dick Cavett, Paul Provenza, Drew Carey and many more—telling it like it is about how this game-changing entertainment institution came to be.  

Kickass News — author interview on September 25, 2017

Great Writers Steal — book review on September 26, 2017

LA Weekly — book feature on September 21, 2017

Village Voice — book feature on September 20, 2017

LA Weekly — book mention on September 20, 2017

Interrobang — book feature on September 19, 2017

Paste — book excerpt on September 19, 2017

Jewish Journal — author interview on September 19, 2017

Investor’s Business Daily — author profile on September 14, 2017

KickAss News — author interview on September 21, 2017

Maxim — book feature on September 14, 2017

Parade — book mention on September 11, 2017

Greg Fitzsimmons Show — author interview on September 19 or 20, 2017

Adam Carolla Podcast — author interview on September 19, 2017

The Daily Beast — excerpt on September 3, 2017

MB Literary — review on September 1, 2017

New York Daily News — feature on August 6, 2017

Gilbert Gottfried podcast — author interview on September 20, 2017; air date to follow

David Feldman podcast — author interview on September 13, 2017

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