‘Off The Mic’ was nominated for a Chortle Award!


‘Off The Mic’ is a book about stand up comedy, published by Bloomsbury (publishers of the Monty Python books and the Harry Potter series), out now.

Fascinating – part textbook, part therapist’s notebook – as comedians open up on their process and chosen career with characteristic honesty and introspection”
The Independent

“An invaluable introduction for anyone hoping to enter the business. Offers an astute insight into the intriguing psyche of stand-up. Full of smart nuggets of information…this should be on the shelf of every comedy geek” – Steve Bennett, Chortle

Marsha Shandur and Deborah Frances-White have interviewed the world’s best stand up comedians about their processes of, feelings about and thoughts on stand up comedy. The comedians talk about areas such as inspiration, stage presence, finding your voice and touring, along with bigger questions about movements in comedy and the practice of making an audience laugh.

Featuring Eddie Izzard, Sarah Millican, Jim Jeffries, Robin Williams, Stewart Lee, Lewis Black, Jenny Eclair, Marc Maron, Margaret Cho, Richard Herring, Stephen K Amos, Rich Hall, Judah Friedlander, Zoe Lyons, Marcus Brigstocke, Phill Jupitus, Gary Delaney, Mark Watson, Moshe Kasher, Daniel Sloss, Greg Davies and many more.

Read more in Three Weeks magazine, HERE

Or read an extract on Chortle.co.uk, HERE.

Buy the book HERE from Bloomsbury, or HERE from Amazon


For more details, please contact:

Marsha Shandur hello@YesYesMarsha.com 

Shereen Muhyeddeen Shereen.Muhyeddeen@bloomsbury.com


“A brilliant, in-depth and timely look at the creative process of one of the fastest growing performing arts” –  Phill Jupitus

“I’m a big fan of the fabulous Deborah Frances-White and after reading this, you will be too” –  Jenny Eclair

“Marsha stands out from pretty much all other interviewers because of her genuine insight and enthusiasm for the subject. She is uniquely on the wavelength of comedy and of comedians and it’s a joy to work alongside her” –  Mark Watson

“To get the most out of an interview takes real skill as well as a deep interest in both the subject matter and the people involved with it. Marsha has these qualities which makes having a conversation with her such a delight” –  Zoe Lyons

“Marsha is a brilliant interviewer. Always thorough in her research and has an incredible ability for putting one at ease. Her enthusiasm shines through every question and it is not long before you feel you are chatting to a friend who shares the same passions as you.” – Greg Davies


Buy the book HERE from Bloomsbury, or HERE from Amazon