You Might Remember Me

Beloved comedic actor Phil Hartman is best known for his eight brilliant seasons on Saturday Night Live, where his versatility and comedic timing resulted in some of the funniest and most famous sketches in the show’s history. 


But Hartman’s seemingly charmed life was cut tragically short when he was fatally shot by his troubled third wife, Brynn, who killed herself several hours later. The shocking and headline-generating turn of events stunned those closest to the couple as well as countless fans who knew Phil only from afar. 


Both joyous tribute and serious biography, You Might Remember Me is a celebration of Phil Hartman’s multi-faceted career and an exhaustively reported, warts-and-all examination of his often intriguing and sometimes complicated life—a powerful, humor-filled and disquieting portrait of a man who was loved by many, admired by millions and taken from them far too soon.

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“Phil Hartman is missed by many, but for those who adored him—and those who want to know more about him—Mike Thomas has crafted a joyous, serious, and compelling biography that affirms Phil's unique place in American comedic culture.” — James Andrew Miller, New York Times Bestselling Co-author of Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live and Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN

“Beautifully written and exquisitely researched, You Might Remember Me puts us inside the heart and mind of Phil Hartman.” — Robert Kurson, New York Times Bestselling Author of Shadow Divers and Crashing Through


“Piercing, heartbreaking, and superbly researched—full of wisdom about the brutal business of comedy and the ‘man of a thousand voices’ who was one of its great, tragic practitioners.” — James Kaplan, New York Times Bestselling Author of Frank: The Voice


“You Might Remember Me uncovers all the many, diverse experiences that fueled Phil’s comedy, passion and his incredible ability to bond or ‘glue’ with those around him — both on and off stage. Mike Thomas shows us Phil Hartman the artist, the poet, the surfer, the musician, the friend. What a life he lived.” — Tom Farley, New York Times Bestselling Co-author of The Chris Farley Show and Brother of Chris Farley