By Matt Hoyle
This star-studded tribute to the kings and queens of comedy attracts jointly such mythical names as Steve Martin, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais, and plenty of extra. Granted striking entry, photographer Matt Hoyle has captured his topics in pix which are artworks in themselves—by turns zany and deadpan, laugh-out-loud and contemplative. Accompanying them are first-person reflections from all the comedians on existence and laughter that often lower directly to the guts of comedy: it's humorous simply because it's real. web page after sidesplitting web page in comedian Genius bargains prose as enticing as each one portrait is memorable. the following, in a single good-looking package deal, is the reward of laughter itself. comedian Genius is proud to help store the kids.
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