Joker Face

By Steve Best

Portraits of Britain's leading comedians and their favourite one liners

Humour | Photography
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Publication date: September 2017

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Over the past few years, comedian Steve Best has been taking candid portraits of his fellow stand-ups on the circuit. He has also been asking them for their favourite one-liner and a few unknown facts about them. The result is Comedy Snapshots, a remarkable, and very funny record of the British comedy scene today.

Over 450 comedians including John Bishop, Stewart Lee, Jimmy Carr, Alexei Sayle, Phill Jupitus, Matt Lucas, Alan Davies, Julian Clary, Dara O'Briain, Al Murray, Mackenzie Crook, Mark Thomas, Rob Newman, Johnny Vegas, Katharine Ryan, David Baddiel, Ardal O'Hanlon, Jeremy Hardy, Jenny Éclair, Kevin Day, Jeff Green, John Hegley, Rich Hall, Robin Ince, Fred MacAulay, Josh Widdicombe, Jason Byrne, Ed Byrne, Tommy Tiernan, Sara Pascoe, Josie Lawrence, Josie Long, Mike McShane, Gina Yashere, Marcus Brigstocke, Rob Delaney, Andy Zaltzman, Count Arthur Strong, Arthur Smith, Richard Herring, Wayne Dobson, Phil Kay and Mark Watson.



Some jokes in the book

‘Conference pears – what do they talk about’ – Mick McShane

‘I passed a shop window today it was full of essential oils and I don't have any of them. I'm lucky to be alive’ – Ardal O’Hanlon

‘The Swiss must've been pretty confident in their chances of victory if they included a corkscrew in their army knife.’ – Rhys James

‘i before E except after C. But there is an exception, which is weird’ – Jessica Fostekew

‘They say it's easy to spot someone wearing a wig and it's true because I wore one yesterday and saw three people’ – Anthony King

‘My grandmother always used to say, “A stitch in time… may create a wormhole.” She was a physicist.’ – Abigail Burdess



Some facts in the book

Alexei Sayle doesn’t like kippers.

Andy Zaltzman’s great uncle was Nelson Mandela’s accountant.

Josh Widdicombe auditioned for the lead role in the Hobbit.

Alan Davies pulled the comedian Keith Dover out of a burning car.

Gina Yashere is a germaphobe and brings her own bed sheets, towels, pillows and slippers to hotel rooms.

Rob Beckett can peel a banana with his feet.

Phil Jupitus’s favourite meal is beans on toast.

Katherine Ryan pulled out all her eyelashes when she was 15 years old.

Stewart Lee has seen a ghost but doesn’t believe in the afterlife.

Viv Groskop gave birth to a baby next to a dishwasher.

Sara Pascoe use to be backing singer for Robbie Williams’ dad, Pete Conway.

Tim Key’s freezer sealed itself shut three years ago and he doesn’t remember what’s in it.

Mackenzie Crook likes sunburn and air turbulence.

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  • Steve Best avatar

    Steve Best

    Hello, my name is Steve Best and I’ve been a stand-up comedian for over 20 years. There, I’ve outed myself at last.
    I have performed all over the world including South Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia, Bosnia, South Africa, Holland, Denmark, The Falkland Islands, and Southend on Sea. I plan to go further afield.
    I have been on huge nationwide tours with Frank Skinner, Craig Charles and Omid Djalili. I have done lots of TV.
    I am also a photographer. Some would say a clown photographer.
    I have met some very weird and wonderful comedy people over my career and have felt the need, the desire no less, to share these misfits with you.

  • Steve Best has written 2 private updates. You can pledge to get access to them all.

    2nd February 2017 Last Chance

    Hello My Pledgering Friends

    I see you have had an email asking to confirm your names in the back of my book. Choose wisely as we have changed the name of the book to confuse you even further. It is now called Joker Face. Not that I'm encouraging you to change your name. Although I suppose if you've ever wanted to be called Cuthbert Hintergarden or Rosemary Thyme Cheekrash then this is the time.…

    16th September 2016 First Draft is IN

    Hello

    Yippee, the first draft of Comedy Snapshots has been submitted to Unbound. And then the next day I heard from Mark Steel who replied to my questions (I had been waiting over a year!). Here are the questions I ask all the comedians...

    When and where you started comedy

    A one-liner joke of yours

    4 o5 5 facts about yourself that has nothing to do with your comedy career (unless weird…

    5th July 2016 EXHIBITION and other STUFF

    Hello All

    I've been slack in updating you... and much has happened

    I've managed to snap a few more great comedians for Comedy Snapshots... here's the one and only Rory Bremner

    Here's his joke and facts

    ‘Heard about the Eskimo lottery? You have to be Inuit to win it.’ 

    I started on the London Circuit in 1983- Finborough Arms, Donmar Warehouse, Jongleurs.

    I Have a degree in French…

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  • Kate Mawby
    Kate Mawby asked:

    Quick question, is Gerry Howell in this book?

    Steve Best
    Steve Best replied:

    Hi Kate, Gerry Howell is in the first book. You can get the book here if you pledge on the £40 or above or from my website www.comedysnapshot.com Thanks, Steve

    Alex Hendry
    Alex Hendry asked:

    I love comedy.

    Steve Best
    Steve Best replied:

    interesting

    Sarah Beamish
    Sarah Beamish asked:

    Does the copy of the new book in the £40 come signed?

    Steve Best
    Steve Best replied:

    Ah, yes, no... Unbound people, help! For you, if you want it signed I would love to sign it... and for the others who have pledged the £40, Unbound people, help!

    Sarah Beamish
    Sarah Beamish asked:

    Is there a preview of the new book cover offered in the £75 pledge?

    Steve Best
    Steve Best replied:

    Hi SA, no preview yet as about to start designing very soon. Will post when I have some idea.

    Richard Fletcher
    Richard Fletcher asked:

    I haven't finished reading the first book yet. Will I still be able to follow the plot of the second book ?

    Steve Best
    Steve Best replied:

    ha... the plot thickens!

    Steve Alexander
    Steve Alexander asked:

    Really looking forward to this one - will it arrive before xmas?

    Steve Best
    Steve Best replied:

    Apologies, no... was really planning for it to me out for Xmas but looking like Spring 2017. It's a long old process, in time for Xmas 2017 though!