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 number 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.
Today he’s writing sitcom pilots and has film projects in development. Art can currently be seen on YouTube’s Cineflix channel’s “I Heard!” with fellow comedian JB SMOOVE (SNL, Curb Your Enthusiasm) doing hilarious movie reviews. 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
From my experience working with Cosby I gained access to the world of advertising and wrote these winning commercials for major brands, starring major talent!
This was truly a great read from start to finish. I enjoyed the behind-the-scenes look of what it took to survive in the television production world. Garfield used those experiences, no matter how dire they may have gotten as stepping stones to a much better position. Sitting along side his mentor. With his Mentor’s help, he was able to rise above and gain his own sense of Power.
I enjoyed this book. This is a well told story about a relationship that many comedians would love to have. More than the obvious (Bill Cosby) is the wisdom that was shared by “Mr. Cosby”. Packed full of great gems you will find yourself wanting more at the end of the book. But all good things must come to an end. This is one of my favorite books of 2013
I think the book is awesome it gives a great insight on the ins & outs of the industry. From start to finish I couldn’t put the book down. Job Well Done!