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'Comic Genius: Portraits Of Funny People' Book Is Photographer Matt Hoyle's Love Letter To Comedy

10/15/2013 03:02 pm ET | Updated Oct 15, 2013
Matt Hoyle

If a picture is worth a thousand words, you might say photographer Matt Hoyle's book of comedian portraits is worth a thousand jokes.

"Comic Genius: Portraits Of Funny People" is Hoyle's epic new compendium featuring 200 pages of beautiful, 9 x 11 in. photos of comedians both legendary and of-the-moment. Hoyle worked closely with each of the comedians to capture their spirit with costumes, props and facial expressions unique to each one.

Even better, Hoyle will donate his net proceeds from the sale of the book to Save the Children.

In addition to the portraits below, the book features photos of Steve Martin, Tina Fey, Neil Patrick Harris, Steve Carell, Jay Leno, Eddie Murphy, Mindy Kaling, Don Rickles, Jonathan Winters Kristen Schaal, Patton Oswalt, Robin Williams, Kristen Wiig, Billy Crystal, Zach Galifianakis, Kathy Griffin, and many more. The legendary Mel Brooks provided a foreword.

Scroll down for an exclusive look at the portraits of Jerry Stiller, John Oliver, Joan Rivers, "Weird" Al Yankovic, Tracy Morgan, Tim & Eric, Conan O'Brien, Pee-wee Herman, Janeane Garofalo and Eugene Mirman. You can buy the book on Amazon here.

jerry stiller

john oliver

joan rivers

weird al

tracy morgan

tim and eric

conan obrien

pee wee herman

janeane garfalo

eugene mirman

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