The Lowbrow Reader Reader

The Lowbrow Reader Reader is the first book from The Lowbrow Reader, the New York comedy zine. Edited by Jay Ruttenberg and published by Drag City, it gathers together the best writings and drawings from the journal’s first eight issues, along with a smattering of new material. Included inside:

– Up-close encounters with Muhammad Ali, the White StripesOl’ Dirty Bastard, and Judaic comedian Jackie Mason.
– Poetry by the comedian and actor Shelley Berman detailing his work portraying Larry David’s father on Curb Your Enthusiasm.
– Margeaux Rawson’s rip-roaring interview about S-E-X with Mo’Nique and the Queens of Comedy.
– Articles and illustrations by David BermanCarson EllisNeil Michael HagertyLee HazlewoodDoreen KirchnerMike Reddy, and Gilbert Rogin.
– Articles on Billy MadisonDon RicklesJoan RiversChevy ChaseDon KnottsGene Wilder, and all three of the Three Stooges.

It was published by Drag City in 2012.

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