“Comedy tends to disappear, either into the boozy corners of a nightclub or onto countless lost videotapes of TV variety shows that may never even make it to Netflix. That’s what makes The Comedians so essential. No one charts the connections between the Jewy Old Masters of the TV age of comedy to the gay woman telling jokes into your ear right now on a podcast quite like him.” —John Hodgman, contributor to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

“I was completely enchanted with his writing . . . Please go read his stuff. It’s awesome.” —Marc Maron, WTF with Marc Maron

“I became familiar with the work of Kliph Nesteroff several years ago. He is a writer of unique ability, producing, original material that stands far above the pack.” —Zach Galifianakis

“Nesteroff’s ability to bring unknown and fascinating insights to the forefront is impressive—while doing so in an extremely captivating and literate manner.” —Mike Sacks, author of Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today’s Top Comedy Writers

“Our favorite pop culture historian.” —A.V. Club, The Onion