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Ben Schwartz

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Benjamin Schwartz is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, improviser, writer, director and producer.
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Flora and Ulysses
The Illuminated Adventures
Kate Dicamillo - Sep 13, 2016
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It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is the just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can pr...
Ben Schwartz
Feb 25, 2021
@swat_monkey_kt A good script always peaks my interest. Then it's finding out who else is involved. For Flora, the script was great, the book was great, and Matilda Lawler was incredible.      source
Live From New York
The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live as Told by Its Stars, Writers, and Guests
Tom Shales - Oct 06, 2015 (first published in 2002)
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Just in time for the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, a rollickingly updated edition of LIVE FROM NEW YORK with nearly 100 new pages covering the past decade.When first published to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, LIVE FROM NEW YORK was immediately proclaimed the best book ever produced on the landmark and legendary l...
Ben Schwartz
Feb 11, 2021
@pawneewaffle @michaelianblack if you like comedy, some books i've read from comedians that i really dug are tina fey's book bossy pants, sarah silverman's book the bed wetter and amy's book yes and. Also live from New York was fun.      source
Yes Please
Amy Poehler - Sep 01, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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In Amy Poehler’s highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much), like when to be funny and when to be serious. Powered by Amy’s charming and hilarious, biting yet wise voice, Yes Please is a b...
Ben Schwartz
Feb 11, 2021
@pawneewaffle @michaelianblack if you like comedy, some books i've read from comedians that i really dug are tina fey's book bossy pants, sarah silverman's book the bed wetter and amy's book yes and. Also live from New York was fun.      source
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Bossypants
Tina Fey - Jan 03, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.She has seen both these dreams come true.At last, Tina Fey's story ...
Ben Schwartz
Feb 11, 2021
@pawneewaffle @michaelianblack if you like comedy, some books i've read from comedians that i really dug are tina fey's book bossy pants, sarah silverman's book the bed wetter and amy's book yes and. Also live from New York was fun.      source
The Bedwetter
Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee
Sarah Silverman - Mar 22, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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From the outrageously filthy and oddly innocent comedienne and star of the powerful 2015 film I Smile Back Sarah Silverman comes a memoir—her first book—that is at once shockingly personal, surprisingly poignant, and still pee-in-your-pants funny. In this collection of humorous essays, Sarah Silverman tells tales of growing up Jewish in New Hampshi...
Ben Schwartz
Feb 11, 2021
@pawneewaffle @michaelianblack if you like comedy, some books i've read from comedians that i really dug are tina fey's book bossy pants, sarah silverman's book the bed wetter and amy's book yes and. Also live from New York was fun.      source
And Here's the Kicker
Conversations with 21 Top Humor Writers--The New Unexpurgated Version!
Mike Sacks - May 28, 2014 (first published in 2009)
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DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT ? Every great joke has a punch line, and every great humor writer has an arsenal of experiences, anecdotes, and obsessions that were the inspiration for that humor. In fact, those who make a career out of entertaining strangers with words are a notoriously intelligent and quirky lot. And boy, do they have some stories. In...
Ben Schwartz
Aug 21, 2020
@tamiwanders hmmmmmmm. I don't know if one book helped me with my career but there have been some good ones that were helpful. Save The Cat- has an outline in it that is really good when you are starting to write movies. And Here's the kicker was really great too-      source
This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat!...
Ben Schwartz
Aug 21, 2020
@tamiwanders hmmmmmmm. I don't know if one book helped me with my career but there have been some good ones that were helpful. Save The Cat- has an outline in it that is really good when you are starting to write movies. And Here's the kicker was really great too-      source
Ready Player One
A Novel
Ernest Cline - Jun 05, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that...
Ben Schwartz
Apr 01, 2018
One of my favorite books of all time is @readyplayerone by the legend @erniecline so I could not have been more excited to see the film which did not disappoint. I loved it, absolute geek heaven and it reminded me why I fell in love with the book. I’m off to read it again.      source