'If Monty Python were the Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and R2-D2 of comedy - Marty Feldman was their Obi-Wan Kenobi.'


"Marty Feldman really was a comic genius, and this warm, frank memoir brings that genius briefly back to us. What a crazy, inspired journey of a life he had. The book also brings back to life an amazing time in the culture, when the wild art and comedy we now take for granted was first finding its legs. I loved this book, and wish Marty was still alive so I could tell him how much I loved it, and we could be pals."

- George Saunders

"He was totally unique. Like something out of mythology. But funny."
- Michael Sheen

"No one has ever made me laugh as hard as Marty Feldman in Young Frankenstein. He was pure comic perfection."
- Judd Apatow

"The only thing more wonderful than this book is actually watching Marty Feldman Perform. Both thrill me."
- Jeff Garlin

"He was a pioneer of comedy who inspired pioneers of comedy, a hero to my comedy heroes."
- Sarah Silverman

"As a kid I discovered Marty through the world of Mel Brooks movies. Each time rooting for this kind and wonderful man with the big beautiful eyes."
- Maya Rudolph

"A fascinating insight into the mind of Feldman for weirdos everywhere, long live this comic genius."
- John C. Reilly


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"He would have hated being portrayed as the sad clown. He was a very happy clown: indeed the clown prince. I'm really thrilled that he can finally tell in his own words the strange and hilarious world that he illuminated by his kindness and gifts."
- Eric Idle

"When you're a comedy writer you pray for Marty Feldman. He not only met your material, he lifted it. He gave it that magic touch."
- Mel Brooks

"I'd never seen eyes like his before, we became great friends and got along like gangbusters. I hope everyone remembers what a special person and wonderful talent he was."
- Gene Wilder

"He had a wonderful comic presence, he is a true cultural icon."
- John Cleese

"Marty had one of the sharpest comedy brains in anybody I have ever met. He was a lovely man as well, almost unique."
- Michael Palin
'My looks are my equipment, my comic equipment, and they are the right packaging for my job... I need comedy and there's nothing degrading about playing the fool.'

- Marty