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4.0 out of 5 starsAwesome book!
Reviewed in Canada on September 17, 2020
Bought this book based on Howard Stern's review. Better than I expected based on other memoirs from comedians I've read. Pleasantly surprised by this book. I had a hard time putting it down actually. Stayed up past my bedtime a few nights because I had to see what the next chapter would bring. Very well written.
Absolutely amazing book, well written and I laughed a lot ready this book. I’ve been a fan of Colin Jost for a while and ready this book I leaned some new things about him. Very good. I would recommend this book to anybody even if they don’t know who he is or haven’t seen snl. 10/10 would recommend this book. (I don’t even like reading books and I couldn’t even put this book down, I always wanted to see what the next chapter would be).
4.0 out of 5 starsFunny and approachable (probably for SNL fans)
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 12, 2021
I've been watching SNL for years and had absolutely no idea that Colin Jost did standup!
This is a humerous, self-deprecating book that covers a lot of ground. There's Colin's upbringing in Staten Island, going to Harvard and then his progression through SNL. The Saturday Night Live bits are genuinely interesting and insightful - there's a few tongue-in-cheek moments but he does spill some beans.
Man... is he accident-prone, innocent and a magnet for embarrassing problems! I don't know if comedians get themselves into these situations, or these situations create a comedian, but they are all cringeworthy, funny and believable.
He really does seem to be genuinely surprised at what life has turned up, and comes across as a guy you'd like to have as a buddy. It's a funny book and an easy read - not sure whether it will interest anyone who doesn't know SNL though. 4 stars if you're an SNL fan, and probably quite a few less if you're not.