Power was my mentor. How America's favorite TV dad showed me the big picture!

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A true story of how Art, an unknown comedian/aspiring writer was uniquely plucked from obscurity and mentored by the legendary entertainer Bill Cosby. Hired as the audience warm up comedian and fired by producers perturbed that he was given an opportunity by Cosby to watch "their" show in-process as an insider. Facing adversity, he challenges his will and pride against their authority and hatred. More

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Words: 42,050
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301317073
About Art Garfield

About the author:

Today, Art Garfield is a veteran comedian, actor, producer, director, writer, and voice-over artist. He began his career in stand-up comedy while attending Alabama State University as house M.C. at the Punchline Comedy Club in Montgomery, Alabama. Originally from East Elmhurst, Queens-New York and currently residing in Harlem, he has traveled the nation performing in the top comedy clubs, and on television on HBO'S Def Comedy Jam, Uptown Comedy Club and Showtime At The Apollo.

He made the natural progression from performer to writer with humorous award winning campaigns in advertising for the radio featuring Barry White for Anhueser-Bush Bud Light; and American Express/Money Gram, winning the coveted Mercury Award and London International Festival Award respectively for each campaign.

Art Garfield also created and wrote award-winning TV commercial campaigns for super-star comedians Steve Harvey, Bernie Mac and Tony T. Roberts, for Pepsi and Burger King.
He's appeared in numerous films and commercials as an actor (Mo Money, Boomerang, Wendy's and more...) but writing became his passion. He's even tackled comedy writing for morning radio in the tough New York City market at #1 urban hip hop station Hot97 where he wrote for the Miss. Jones in the Morning Show and was known for his hilarious prank telephone calls.

Currently, he's writing sitcom pilots and has film projects in development. Art can be seen on YouTube's Cineflix channel's movie review show called, "I Heard!" with fellow comedian JB SMOOVE (SNL, Curb Your Enthusiasm) doing hilarious movie reviews of movies they've never seen!...lol...

He's hit home runs with his every writing effort in sitcom, TV commercials and morning drive radio. With this being his first book we expect nothing less than another smash hit! The future holds more intriguing and revealing book projects from this well rounded talent, so stay tuned!

Reviews

Review by: Gale Alston on Dec. 29, 2012 :
WOW! Art's a friend I've only known on Facebook and have gotten to know the funny Art quite well. First of all, thank you for letting me into your personal world. I'm not finished reading this book yet but it's the true testimony of that quote from Colin Powell, "A dream doesn't become reality through magic. It takes sweat, determination and hard work." I'm gonna go and read some more because I'm liking the journey through your life you're taking your readers on.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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