A new book giving a behind the scenes look at The Comic Strip
It’s been four years in the making but it’s finally finished. The book co-authored by Jeffrey Gurian and Richie Tienken about the legendary NYC comedy club The Comic Strip.
The book, Make ‘Em Laugh: 35 Years of the Comic Strip, the Greatest Comedy Club of All Time! recounts the 35 year long history of one of New York’s most iconic comedy club and one that’s responsible for launching the careers of Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Ray Romano, Paul Reiser, Gilbert Gottfried, Lisa Lampanelli, and so many more.
The book also includes interviews with some of the biggest stars to come out of the club including Seinfeld, Billy Crystal, Jim Gaffigan, Judah Friedlander who reveal some never before seen anecdotes about the club. It also touches on the club’s owner/founder Richie Tienken who discovered both Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock.
There will also be a book party to celebrate the release of the book on Sunday, October 28th at the actual Comic Strip.
Here’s a video of Saturday Night Live’s Jay Pharaoh (with Gurian) reading the intro to the book which was written by Chris Rock. Pharoah took it upon himself to do the reading with his best Rock impression.