Did it On a Dare , How I built a Comedy Empire in 30 Short Years 

A bullied, fat kid from Brooklyn with no connections or money, grows up to become the king of a comedy club empire. Al Martin’s intimate, controversial, heartfelt, memoir penned during the Covid 19 crisis which took his beloved sister’s life, vividly recounts his story from bombing as a comic, to the constant struggles he overcame to acquire some of the most successful comedy clubs in Manhattan. A true innovator whose original ideas have become mainstream in comedy clubs all across America, a father to three daughters (one of whom is transgender), Al is infamous for being an equal opportunity cheapskate, and he reveals "all" in this hilarious and touching version of the American dream come true.