In those hilarious essays, the Saturday Evening Are living head creator and Weekend Replace co-anchor learns the right way to take a beating. 

“I all the time sought after to punch his face prior to I learn this ebook. Now I simply wish to kick him within the balls.”—Larry David

If there’s one trait that makes somebody smartly fitted to comedy, it’s having the ability to take a punch—metaphorically and, now and again, bodily. 

From rising up in a circle of relatives of firefighters on Staten Island to commuting 3 hours an afternoon to highschool and “seeing the points of interest” (like gazing a Russian girl throw a stroller off the again of a ferry), to attending Harvard at the same time as Fb was once created, Jost stocks how he has navigated the sector like a moderately smarter Forrest Gump.

You’ll additionally uncover issues approximately Jost in order to marvel and confuse you, like how Jimmy Buffett stored his existence, how Czech youngsters attacked him with potato salad, how an insect laid eggs inside of his legs, and the way he competed in a twenty-5-man fit at WrestleMania (and virtually gained). You’ll move at the back of the scenes at SNL (the place he’s written one of the such a lot memorable sketches and characters of the previous fifteen years) and Weekend Replace (the place he’s compelled through Michael Che to inform racist jokes). And also you’ll enjoy the lifetime of a traveling slapstick comedian—from appearing in rural school cafeterias at midday to establishing for Dave Chappelle at Radio Town Tune Corridor.

For each and every accomplishment (internet hosting the Emmys), there’s a setback (internet hosting the Emmys). And for each and every absurd second (gazing paramedics provide CPR to a raccoon), there may be a decent, emotional one (recounting his mom’s enjoy at the scene of the Dual Towers’ cave in on nine/eleven). Informed with a hefty dose of self-deprecation, A Very Punchable Face reveals the intense thoughts at the back of one of the dumbest sketches on tv, and lays naked the guts and humor of a hardworking man—with a face you’ll be able to’t lend a hand however wish to punch.