Comedian Kevin Nealon Publishes Celebrity Sketchbook ‘I Exaggerate: My Brushes with Fame’

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Comedian Kevin Nealon recently released “I Exaggerate: My Brushes with Fame,” a book featuring sketches and memoirs of his famous friends.

Some of his favorite portraits and stories that can be found in his book include those of Steve Martin and Arnold Palmer.

The ‘Saturday Night Live’ star shares that although he’s doodled all his life, it’s only in recent years that drawing people has become a hobby. He adds that he attracted people who sat across from him at table reads for SNL, including actors like Chris Farley and Lorne Michaels.

He notes that what was once a simple activity to relieve his boredom later turned into a therapeutic measure he could use in his daily life. Nealon often brought his sketchbook with him on flights to reduce the stress and anxiety he felt when dealing with his claustrophobia on those air trips.

“I was flying a lot too, and I went through a bout of claustrophobia and one of the things that helped me was getting out a sketchbook and drawing,” he said.

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His book of celebrity cartoons and anecdotes can be purchased from retailers like Barnes & Noble and Amazon as well as signed copies ordered from Book Soup.

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