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The Comedy Store: the club that changed British comedy

The Comedy Store: the club that changed British comedy

Cook, William, 1965-

With pictures and tales from bouncers, punters and promoters, plus interviews with performers, this book offers a fascinating insight into the club that helped create not only alternative comedy, but the comedy circuit that continues to bloom

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Little, Brown, 2001
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Statement of responsibility: William Cook
ISBN: 0316857920, 9780316857925
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 338-339).
Physical Description: xix, 345p. : ill., facsim., ports. ; 25 cm.
Subject: Stand-up comedy Great Britain.; Comedians Great Britain.; Stand-up comedy; Comedy Store (Club)

Author note

William Cook has worked for BBC Omnibus and has written for the MAIL ON SUNDAY and the GUARDIAN, for which he writes a weekly page about comedy in the Guardian Guide. He is married with one son and lives in London.


20 years of The Comedy Store really is worth celebrating. It is almost impossible to imagine what the comic landscape would be like today if it hadn't opened its doors to a new generation of performers.
DAILY TELEGRAPH||When reading this...all you want to do is get up and go and see some comedy, which I suppose, is as good as a reaction as you could want.