WorldCat Identities

Dessau, Bruce

Overview
Works: 12 works in 41 publications in 6 languages and 896 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Humor 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN2598.A87, 791.45028092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bruce Dessau
Rowan Atkinson by Bruce Dessau( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond a joke : inside the dark world of stand-up comedy by Bruce Dessau( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beyond a Joke" is a celebration of comedy - one of the modern world's most dominant and compelling art forms - but it is also the story of comedy's dark side, homing in on the scandals that have surrounded some of light entertainment's biggest stars, and telling it as it is, featuring insight from one who was there at the time. While "Beyond a Joke" explores the extremes of this world it also addresses another question. Are comedians naturally dysfunctional, or does the stress and pressure of the job make them dysfunctional? Ruby Wax once told the author that she had builders in her house who were just as emotionally unstable as most stand-up comedians she had worked with. But they don't want to go on stage and plead with an audience to love them. Bruce Dessau is the only person who could write this book. From Russell Brand slashing his chest onstage to Jo Brand trashing a friend's car on the motorway, he has heard it all. Bruce Dessau knows where the bodies are buried
George Michael : the making of a superstar by Bruce Dessau( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Dutch and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schets van de loopbaan van de Britse popzanger (1963- )
Reeves & Mortimer by Bruce Dessau( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The funny side of Billy Connolly by Bruce Dessau( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The funny side of Victoria Wood by Bruce Dessau( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U can't touch this! : M.C. Hammer official photo album by Bruce Dessau( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red dwarf by Bruce Dessau( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bean there done that : the life and times of Rowan Atkinson by Bruce Dessau( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. atokinson no himitsu( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Bluffer's guide to stand-up comedy by Bruce Dessau( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instantly acquire all the knowledge you need to pass as an expert in the world of stand-up comedy. Never again confuse a nail with a bomb, a flop sweat with a cotton mouth, or a tag line with a zinger. Bask in the admiration of your fellow comedy aficionados as you pronounce confidently on the comparative merits of the greatest performers in the history of stand-up, and hold your own in any discussion about the best gags of all time
The Bluffer's guide to fishing by Bruce Dessau( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instantly acquire all the knowledge you need to pass as an expert in the world of?shing, with The Bluffer's Guide to Fishing. Know what to say, what not to say, what to do on the water, what to do in the water, and what excuses to make if you can't put a lugworm on a hook or take a 12lb rainbow off one. Never again confuse a bone?sh with a kipper, a PVA bag with a popper, or a gozzer with a Hairy Mary. Bask in the admiration of your fellow?shermen as you pronounce con?dently on the comparative literary merits of Izaak Walton, Ernest Hemingway, Paul Torday, and JR Hartley. Above all, kno
 
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Rowan Atkinson
Alternative Names
Bruce Dessau British critic and writer

デッソー, ブルース

Languages
English (35)

German (1)

Japanese (1)

Polish (1)

Dutch (1)

Czech (1)

Covers
Beyond a joke : inside the dark world of stand-up comedyReeves & MortimerThe funny side of Billy ConnollyThe funny side of Victoria WoodBean there done that : the life and times of Rowan Atkinson