The hilarious true story of the making of the cult classichit show 30 Rock
Mike Roe has been a journalist for more than a dozen years, working in both digital and radio for NPR station KPCC. He’s currently the arts and entertainment editor for KPCC’s digital site LAist, and recently won an L.A. Press Club award for a popular oral history of 30 Rock’s “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah” song. His other oral histories include a look at Parks and Recreation’s “Galentine’s Day,” as well as a more dramatic piece on Blade Runner and its connections to Los Angeles. He has written and performed comedy around Los Angeles as part of several theater sketch comedy teams, including house teams at iO West and the Pack Theater, and has written and produced comedy videos featured on Funny or Die.
“It’s a miracle when a TV show works. Mike Roe gives us a terrific
behind-the-scenes look at one of the greatest television comedies
ever. I devoured it in a jealous rage.”
“30 Rock is undoubtedly one of the greatest sitcoms in history, and its complete story has finally been told, thanks to this riveting book. A must-read for any fan of the show.”
One of the best histories of a sitcom I've ever read. I can't imagine a more definitive look at one of the most influential and wonderful comedies of the past twenty years.
*author of Poking a Dead Frog*
“Not only a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at one of the best sitcoms of this century, but also a testament to just how much hard work goes into making great television. For fans of 30 Rock––and comedy TV in general––it’s a must-read.”