Hilarious takes on politics, pop culture, and punditry; “Something’s Wront” makes the New Yorker’s “Shouts and Murmurs” read like a hymnal. In essays, lists, memos, and dramatizations, this collection of brilliant bits supplies big laughs and insights into the maze of modern life.
It’s the world today through the eyes of a veteran comedy writer who takes no prisoners.
At his father's funeral, a fourteen year old boy's astronaut mother gives him the only thing the boy's estranged father left him: a key to the father's storage unit. Thus begins Gordy Jenks' discovery of stand- up comedy and outer space in an adventure that no one could have predicted.
A humorous tale that follows a male writer working for a daytime talk show aimed at women – think 'The View' with more back stabbing.
IN THE LADIES ROOM is an insidery look at how the sausage of daytime television gets made. Brendan the protagonist, has a lot to juggle between the venal producers and selfish cohosts of the show, and his job as a comedy writer is sometimes made too easy by the antics of the cast and crew. Any reader with an interest in hollywood and backstage gossip will find a lot to enjoy about this novel, as Brendan tries to navigate the (sometimes literally) cut throat world of comedy writing and daytime television.
The author has clearly had a lot of experience in Hollywood and many of the scenes feel very true to life (or to what we imagine life in Hollywood to be like.)
Andrew Smith is a two-time Emmy Award winning writer and former Head Writer of "Saturday Night Live."
He has written for "The Tonight Show," "The David Frost Show," "The Merv Griffin Show," "Politically Incorrect," "The Bob Newhart Show," "Married With Children," "Roseanne's Hannukkah Special," "The View," and "Playboy's Roller Disco and Pajama Party With a Preview of the Playmates Of The Eighties."
His films include "The Main Event" with Gail Parent and "Who's That Girl?" with Ken Kinkleman.
He is currently Head Writer of RuthlessSpectator.com.
He lives in New York with his wife, Margaret, and their two sons, Charles and Drew.