Book Description (via Goodreads): From his first interactions with “The Mob” in his early childhood, hi nightmarish life with his father until he was on his own at 15 years of age, through his marriages, and how he became one of the best and most famous stand-up comedians of his time, Kip Addotta tells all. He names names and details the how-to and fine-tuning of comedy.
I received this autobiography book in exchange for an honest review. I have given Confessions of a Comedian by Kip Addotta two out of five stars ⭐️⭐️
To tell you the truth, I had never heard of Kip Addotta before reading this book, so I didn’t know what To expect from the 189 page autobiography book.
This book is full of memories from childhood (good and bad), his introductions and experiences with other famous names, his family life and his ups and downs he has experienced throughout his career of being a stand-up comedian.
Addotta mentions at the beginning of this book that it will be disjointed in places full of different memories amongst his busy timeline and he was absolutely right. I did find I read over a couple of the same memories twice and it definitely was disjointed but overall, I found this book very interesting and it did bring smiles and shocked expressions to my face.
Addotta’s personality definitely shines through in his writing style and he’s completely honest about everything written in this book. It was interesting to be told about different tips and tricks, from how long to leave it between jokes to how to place different groups of people in an audience. Some parts of this book weren’t really for me and although he said it would be disjointed, I prefer to read books, especially autobiographies in an order of such. By this book being disjointed it felt quite rushed and not put together, as well as the rushed ending that has been written too.
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