200 Comedians Pose for 'Funny Business'
by Nicole Rupersburg
Brooklyn-based photographer Seth Olenick will release Funny Business, his debut photography book, on November 6. In it he documents 200 of the biggest comedians from the last two decades, many of whom are Miami regulars. As a long-time lover of left-of-center comedy (particularly the alternative comedy scene that emerged in the '90s with TV shows like The State and The Kids in the Hall), Olenick started developing the idea for Funny Business in 2006. After six-and-a-half years of shooting a comedic cross-section of both household names and then-unknowns, Olenick's book is now available for pre-order. Here, he shares some images from the book and the funny stories that accompany them. No babies were harmed in the making of this book, though one was schmeared with mayo.
photography by seth olenick