- Candid, gut-busting stories about today’s most recognized comedians. After a decade and a half producing the Just For Laughs comedy festival — which ranks as the world’s biggest comedy event with an annual attendance of 1.5 million and worldwide television presence — Andy Nulman has seen, heard, and lived through it all. Now he tells all in I Almost Killed George Burns! — a book guaranteed to make you burst out laughing, or your money back. Nulman names the names, dishes the dirt, and spews outrageously hilarious behind-the-scenes anecdotes. Here’s a sampling: there’s the time he came within two inches of killing George Burns; John Candy almost killed him — twice; he was strangled by Jerry Lewis and publicly humiliated by Roseanne; a nude man with fireworks in his butt shot Tim Allen to fame; he was reprimanded by Bea Arthur for booking an offensive act; a demonic disc jockey cost him a multi-million dollar TV contract. The book features some of today’s most recognized showbiz stars, including: Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Carrey, Drew Carey, Kelsey Grammer, Ray Romano, Kevin James, Mary Tyler Moore, Lily Tomlin, Jerry Springer, Howie Mandel, Chris Rock, Chuck Jones, Bob Newhart, Jay Leno, and David Hyde Pierce. I Almost Killed George Burns! features forewords by the legendary Don Rickles and George Schlatter, and back-cover quotes from Kevin “King of Queens” James and David Hyde Pierce.
andy nulman has been professionally involved in show business since the age of 16. In addition to his career as ceo of the Just For Laughs Festival, Andy has produced over 150 television shows. He is the author of a popular motivational book, How To Do the Impossible, and his weekly column “The Short List” is a long-running favourite in the Montreal Gazette. He was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 business leaders in 1998. Currently, he is the President of Airborne Entertainment, a company that produces unique entertainment for the wireless world.
Published: September 2001
Dimensions: 6 x 9 in.