For the last twenty-five years, Jeff Silverman has been the President of Yuk
Yuk's comedy club: one of the world's largest stand-up comedy chains.
With a career spanning more than forty years, Jeff has helped launch
the careers of Jim Carey, Howie Mandel and Russell Peters, and started
his business career with the 99-cent Roxy Theatre back in the '70s,
showcasing cult underground movie marathons. He went on to run the
New Yorker Theatre and Horseshoe Tavern music venues, bringing in
bands like The Police and The Ramones for the very first time.
In the '80s, Jeff turned his attention to television production, and
produced one of the first all-night television shows, The All-Night Show,
which was a fusion of zany experimental
television, old favorites and
interactive programming never seen on the air before, or since.
In this audio book, Jeff takes you behind the scenes of how a funny business
operates, and explains how the hilarious and insightful ventures and
adventures of his unconventional
career path have sprung forth a well
of invaluable skills along the way."