August 29, 2016 - Kliph Nesteroff

August 29, 2016
Kliph Nesteroff

Kliph Nesteroff is a best-selling author regarded for his vast knowledge of show business. Vice Magazine has called Nesteroff “The Human Encyclopedia of Comedy” and Los Angeles Magazine calls him “The King of Comedy Lore.” The New York Times has referred to his arguments about comedy not aging well as “provocative.”

After eight years as a stand-up comedian, Nesteroff became a frequent contributor to CBC Radio One, CBC Radio 2GQ and Radio WFMU.

Grove Press released Nesteroff’s first book The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy on November 3, 2015 to uniformly positive reviews. Merrill Markoe wrote in the Wall Street Journal, “I thought I knew a lot about the history of American comedy. But this book located gaps in my knowledge I never knew were there and filled them with jaw-dropping anecdotes that made my eyes spin in different directions. For comedy completists and comedians alike, this book is a real treat.”

The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy, Grove Press

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