Wednesday, February 24, 2021

A Very Punchable Face

 A Very Punchable Face 

Author: Colin Jost

Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio

Year: 2020

Sometimes you just need a laugh. 

Colin Jost, head writer for Saturday Night Live and Weekend Update cohost, recounts his childhood growing up on Staten Island, NY and the path that led his to a career in comedy. 

Jost has lots of stories to tell - about growing up, going to Harvard and writing for the Harvard Lampoon, and his career at SNL. He also has some wild vacation stories that range from ridiculous (falling asleep in a graveyard while drunk) to harrowing (almost drowning while surfing) to gross (legs infected by bugs). The story about his mom, a physician with the NYFD, on 9/11 is incredible. 

Jost’s narration of the audiobook is casual and funny. He sounds like he’s telling you stories over a few beers. His humor is mostly self deprecating like he can’t believe he got into so many weird situations and lived to tell about them. This is a quick and delightful read if you’re looking for something fun to read. It’s a must read for any SNL fans! 

Any recommendations for humorous books? 

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