THE LARGEST PHOTO BOOK OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN COMEDY EVER CREATED! OVER 130 HILARIOUS PORTRAITS including Steve Martin, Tina Fey, Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais, Mel Brooks, Carol Burnett shot by Celebrity Photographer Matt Hoyle in support of Save the Children. 


In a project taking a year and a half, Matt Hoyle was granted extraordinary access to the biggest comedic stars. From industry pioneers of yesteryear to the breakout stars of today.

Rather than a simple portrait, Matt and the comic icons collaborated to create small humorous moments frozen by his lens — from zany and deadpan, to laugh-out-loud and contemplative.

With introduction by Mel Brooks, COMIC GENIUS: PORTRAITS OF FUNNY PEOPLE will stand as the definitive collection of those who’ve devoted their lives to making us laugh.


Comic Genius is proud to support
Save the Children
The inspiration for this project started with wanting to do something that would give back — we thought “who could use comedy more than anyone?” The needs of children struck the strongest chord with us and so with this book, Comic Genius is proud to support Save the Children with 100% of Photographer’s net proceeds.

Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Recognized for their commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, their work takes them into the heart of communities, where they help children and families help themselves. We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining their independence without political agenda or religious orientation.