Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Poor Editing and/or a Bad Headline?

Scott Eyman of Cox Newspapers wrote a capsule review of William Knoedelseder's "I’m Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-Up Comedy’s Golden Era" which was published in the Dayton Daily News and presumably other newspapers.

After a couple of paragraphs explaining that the book is about the "golden age" of standup comedy, the 1970s, Mr. Eyman's review settles upon the circumstances surrounding a strike by comedians against Mitzi Shore's Comedy Store.

The end of Mr. Eyman's review, which the Daily News titled "'I'm Dying Up Here' lets comedians talk" focuses on the story of Steve Lubetkin, who jumped to his death from the roof of the Hyatt House, across the street from Ms. Shore's "store".

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