Confessions of a Comedian

Beacon Publishing Group
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From his first interactions with "The Mob" in his early childhood, his nightmarish life with his father until he was on his own at 15 years of age, through his marriages, and how he became one of the best and most famous stand-up comedians of his time, Kip Addotta tells all. He names names and details the how-to and fine-tuning of comedy.
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Apr 10, 2018
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