By Bert Kreischer
A selection of outrageous tales through the standup comedian, television host, and idea for the motion picture National Lampoon's Van Wilder
Bert Kreischer does not understand how to claim "no." If he did, he don't have gotten himself combined up with a gaggle of Russian mobsters on a category journey to Moscow, incomes him his nickname: "The Machine." He shouldn't have wrestled with a undergo or swum with sharks on nationwide tv. He would not have (possibly) smoked PCP with a celeb of Saturday evening reside. And he would not have been named the number 1 Partier within the country via Rolling Stone, encouraged the motion picture nationwide Lampoon's Van Wilder, or played standup to sellout crowds around the country.
The tales Kreischer stocks in Life of the Party are a guidebook on how to not develop up. From his fraternity days at Florida kingdom collage, to his upward thrust as a standup, to his marriage and primary brushes with fatherhood, Kreischer indicates you a course that will not lead you to adulthood or own progress. however it will lead you to a shitload of fun.
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