Set on the stages of seedy comedy clubs, Charleston Cranston and Gary Giordano are on the cusp of comedic greatness: broke, wasted, and floundering through life. As Charleston turns 30, he faces an existential crisis. His comedy career slipping down the gutter, he considers leaving the life. That is until his fat-assed friend Giordano pilfers one of his joke ideas. After that, it’s comedy Jihad to the death. There can be only one.
“I freakin’ loved this book! …If you like comedy and comedic fiction, this is a must-read!”
“Giambrone has a way with words and telling a story, and this story works.”
“This is a great story following the battle to be top comedian. I really enjoyed it and recommend everyone checking it out.”
” Joe Giambrone has crafted a compelling read that’s better than being seated at a live show.”
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“If you’re into comedy then this is definitely a book for you.”
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“Clearly, if you think being funny is easy, you will be enlightened in ways you couldn’t imagine!”
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About the Author
Coming this September: DEMIGODS When Supernaturals are implicated in terrorism, the world is conditioned to look the other way--except for one dying little boy with nothing to lose. My books: TRANSFIXION A YA Science Fiction Thriller: "It's The Hunger Games meets The Walking Dead!" -Anime Reporter WRECKING BALLS - a tale of stand-up comedy, frenemies and the battle for fame and glory. HELL OF A DEAL - A SUPERNATURAL SATIRE It's The Player meets Faust Available on Smashwords now.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Comedy is an art form that is hit or miss, a lot of miss sometimes. The jokes, the location, the time of day, but mainly the crowd. A joke you tell in one place may be a hit but flop in another. And then there is just the simple task of getting a venue and being discovered. So many obstacles stand in the comedian’s way. Follow along as Charleston and Gary try to fight their way against these obstacles to be famous. It’s been a long, hard road and Charleston is about ready to call it quits when Gary steals one of his jokes. The joke is what can make or break a career. How many comedians do you know that have that one joke that is their trademark? This theft creates and all-out war between the two former friends and it is about to be a battle to the death. This is a great story following the battle to be top comedian. I really enjoyed it and recommend everyone checking it out. I really liked this story and will definitely be checking out other books from Joe Giambrone. I received Wrecking Balls from the author for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.
Something drags the reader in... From word one, this book brings the reader into the middle of this drama. Well, it's one of those books that you either get or you don't, and I definitely got it. After chapter one, I was hooked and couldn't put it down. It's well written, and writing about comedians and writing their jokes, is not always easy. Not everyone understands a "written" joke or humor, and some take it too literally. Giambrone has a way with words and telling a story, and this story works. Something about it, just works.