David Raffin's Reviews > I'm Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-Up Comedy's Golden Era

I'm Dying Up Here by William Knoedelseder
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Mar 26, 2010

it was amazing
Read from March 21 to 26, 2010

This is an excellent book about The Comedy Store and the standup strike of 1979. I previously read a similar book on the same subject but "I'm Dying up here" is superior. The story is told in a compelling way and moves along at a fine pace.
It kept my interest even though I am not a particular fan of any of the main players.
While covering comedy in the 1970s, the book is really a chronicle of tragedy.
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