A Very Punchable Face

A Very Punchable Face

A Memoir

Book - 2020 | First edition.
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Saturday Night Live head writer and Weekend Update co-anchor, Colin Jost, has six sets of stitches on his face alone. He's been punched in at least four different sketches on Saturday Night Live, including once by his boss, Lorne Michaels. But if there's one trait that makes someone well suited to comedy, it's being able to take a punch, metaphorically and, occasionally, physically. From growing up as an overweight kid in a family of firefighters on Staten Island to commuting three hours a day to high school and "seeing the sights" (like watching a Russian woman throw a stroller off the back of a ferry) to attending Harvard while Facebook was created (and choosing comedy instead!), Colin shares how he has navigated the world like a "slightly smarter Forrest Gump." You'll also discover things about Colin that will surprise and confuse you. You'll go behind the scenes at SNL and Weekend Update. And you'll experience the life of a touring stand-up comedian, from performing in rural cafeterias at noon to opening for Dave Chappelle at Radio City Music Hall. For every accomplishment (hosting the Emmys), there is a setback (hosting the Emmys). And for every absurd moment (watching paramedics give CPR to a raccoon), there is an honest, emotional one (recounting his mother's experience on the scene of the Twin Towers' collapse on 9/11).
Publisher: New York :, Crown,, [2020]
©2020
Edition: First edition.
Branch Call Number: 791.45028 JOS
Characteristics: xiv, 315 pages, [8] pages of plates :,illustrations ;,22 cm.

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Colin Jost is a head writer at Saturday Night Live and a touring stand-up comedian. Also available as an eAudiobook.


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