Funny The Book

Funny  The Book

Funny: The Book is an entertaining look at the art of comedy, from its historical roots to the latest scientific findings, with diversions into the worlds of movies (Buster Keaton and the Marx Brothers), television (The Office), prose ...

Author: David Misch

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781557839664

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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FUNNY: THE BOOK - EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT COMEDY
Categories: Performing Arts

I Funny

I Funny

In this highly illustrated book that's as heartfelt as it is hilarious, James Patterson dishes out heaps of jokes that will have readers rolling on the floor and cheering for more.

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448108367

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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Jamie Grimm is a middle schooler on a mission: he wants to become the world's greatest stand-up comedian - even if he always seems to 'choke' in the spotlight. When Jamie finds out about a contest called the Funniest Kid on the Planet, he knows it's time to face his fears and enter. But are the judges rewarding him out of pity because he happens to be in a wheelchair, like his bullying cousin Stevie suggests? And will Jamie ever share the secret of his troubled past - and reason for his disability - instead of hiding behind his comedy act? In this highly illustrated book that's as heartfelt as it is hilarious, James Patterson dishes out heaps of jokes that will have readers rolling on the floor and cheering for more.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Funny Pictures

Funny Pictures

This collection of essays explores the link between comedy and animation in studio-era cartoons, from filmdom’s earliest days through the twentieth century.

Author: Daniel Ira Goldmark

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520950122

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

View: 277

This collection of essays explores the link between comedy and animation in studio-era cartoons, from filmdom’s earliest days through the twentieth century. Written by a who’s who of animation authorities, Funny Pictures offers a stimulating range of views on why animation became associated with comedy so early and so indelibly, and illustrates how animation and humor came together at a pivotal stage in the development of the motion picture industry. To examine some of the central assumptions about comedy and cartoons and to explore the key factors that promoted their fusion, the book analyzes many of the key filmic texts from the studio years that exemplify animated comedy. Funny Pictures also looks ahead to show how this vital American entertainment tradition still thrives today in works ranging from The Simpsons to the output of Pixar.
Categories: Performing Arts

I Totally Funniest A Middle School Story

I Totally Funniest  A Middle School Story

Jamie Grimm is back and better than ever in the third episode of James Patterson's bestselling I Funny series.

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473505629

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 896

Jamie Grimm is back and better than ever in the third episode of James Patterson's bestselling I Funny series. Finding himself one step closer to his dream of being the best kid comic in the world, Jamie faces his biggest challenge yet. After scoring big on national TV in the semifinals contest, everyone back home is jumping on the Jamie Grimm bandwagon, and all the attention might be going to his head. Not only are his friendships starting to suffer, but the pressure of coming up with his best material ever for the ultimate standup act to snag the final win in Hollywood is pushing Jamie to the brink. Suddenly, life isn't looking very funny anymore. Can Jamie take the grand prize without pushing away his fans, friends and family?
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Smell of Funny

The Smell of Funny

The book leaves the reader wanting more of these somewhat twisted but entertaining musings. 'This book will give you a look inside the mind of a comedy writer.

Author: Matt West

Publisher: Total Publishing and Media

ISBN: 163302167X

Category: Humor

Page: 140

View: 110

A wry blend of hilarity, fantasy and everyday life, educator Matt West's writing captures the subtle and not-so subtle humor in the life of a Southern family man. His unique view of ordinary and imagined events leaves the reader either laughing out loud or with a new and amusing insight into daily life. His short, often self-deprecating anecdotes will strike a familiar chord in his audience, although some might think to themselves, I just wouldn't have told that one. The book leaves the reader wanting more of these somewhat twisted but entertaining musings. 'This book will give you a look inside the mind of a comedy writer. If the author wanted to do stand-up comedy, he already has all the material he needs inside his head. Couldn't stop reading this book--except when I was laughing so hard I had to put it down. - Darl DeVault Distinctly Oklahoma magazine The older of two sons from a U.S. Navy family, Matt West attended schools in New Jersey, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Alabama. After finishing high school in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, he majored in physical education at the University of West Alabama and began teaching in 1997. He later completed a master's degree in educational administration.He is now the assistant principal at Albertville (Ala.) Middle School.
Categories: Humor

Seriously Funny

Seriously Funny

Gerald Nachman presents the stories of the groundbreaking comedy stars of those years, each one a cultural harbinger: • Mort Sahl, of a new political cynicism • Lenny Bruce, of the sexual, drug, and language revolution • Dick Gregory, ...

Author: Gerald Nachman

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0307490726

Category: Social Science

Page: 672

View: 779

The comedians of the 1950s and 1960s were a totally different breed of relevant, revolutionary performer from any that came before or after, comics whose humor did much more than pry guffaws out of audiences. Gerald Nachman presents the stories of the groundbreaking comedy stars of those years, each one a cultural harbinger: • Mort Sahl, of a new political cynicism • Lenny Bruce, of the sexual, drug, and language revolution • Dick Gregory, of racial unrest • Bill Cosby and Godfrey Cambridge, of racial harmony • Phyllis Diller, of housewifely complaint • Mike Nichols & Elaine May and Woody Allen, of self-analytical angst and a rearrangement of male-female relations • Stan Freberg and Bob Newhart, of encroaching, pervasive pop media manipulation and, in the case of Bob Elliott & Ray Goulding, of the banalities of broadcasting • Mel Brooks, of the Yiddishization of American comedy • Sid Caesar, of a new awareness of the satirical possibilities of television • Joan Rivers, of the obsessive craving for celebrity gossip and of a latent bitchy sensibility • Tom Lehrer, of the inane, hypocritical, mawkishly sentimental nature of hallowed American folkways and, in the case of the Smothers Brothers, of overly revered folk songs and folklore • Steve Allen, of the late-night talk show as a force in American comedy • David Frye and Vaughn Meader, of the merger of showbiz and politics and, along with Will Jordan, of stretching the boundaries of mimicry • Shelley Berman, of a generation of obsessively self-confessional humor • Jonathan Winters and Jean Shepherd, of the daring new free-form improvisational comedy and of a sardonically updated view of Midwestern archetypes • Ernie Kovacs, of surreal visual effects and the unbounded vistas of video Taken together, they made up the faculty of a new school of vigorous, socially aware satire, a vibrant group of voices that reigned from approximately 1953 to 1965. Nachman shines a flashlight into the corners of these comedians’ chaotic and often troubled lives, illuminating their genius as well as their demons, damaged souls, and desperate drive. His exhaustive research and intimate interviews reveal characters that are intriguing and all too human, full of rich stories, confessions, regrets, and traumas. Seriously Funny is at once a dazzling cultural history and a joyous celebration of an extraordinary era in American comedy.
Categories: Social Science

Funny English Errors and Insights Illustrated

Funny English Errors and Insights Illustrated

FUNNY ENGLISH ERRORS AND INSIGHTS is a fresh collection of humorous uses and misuses of English, illustrated with photographs from the Pictures Collection of the National Library of Australia.

Author: Troy Simpson

Publisher: National Library Australia

ISBN: 9780642277138

Category: English language

Page: 109

View: 624

FUNNY ENGLISH ERRORS AND INSIGHTS is a fresh collection of humorous uses and misuses of English, illustrated with photographs from the Pictures Collection of the National Library of Australia.
Categories: English language

Not So Funny

Not So Funny

Wit and humor in Christianity community.

Author: Aprem (Mar)

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015070134757

Category: Christian life

Page: 100

View: 944

Wit and humor in Christianity community.
Categories: Christian life

Seriously Funny

Seriously Funny

An investigation of the origins of comedy and the meaning of laughter, drawing on biology, anthropology, classical studies, behavioural science, philosophy and psychology - with a few authorial jokes along the way.

Author: Howard Jacobson

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: UOM:39015041006266

Category: Comedy

Page: 258

View: 718

An investigation of the origins of comedy and the meaning of laughter, drawing on biology, anthropology, classical studies, behavioural science, philosophy and psychology - with a few authorial jokes along the way.
Categories: Comedy

Dangerously Funny

Dangerously Funny

David Bianculli delves deep into this never-told story, to find out what really happened and to reveal why this show remains so significant to this day.

Author: David Bianculli

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439109532

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 368

An unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the rise and fall of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour -- the provocative, politically charged program that shocked the censors, outraged the White House, and forever changed the face of television. Decades before The Daily Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour proved there was a place on television for no-holds-barred political comedy with a decidedly antiauthoritarian point of view. In this first-ever all-access history of the show, veteran entertainment journalist David Bianculli tells the fascinating story of its three-year network run -- and the cultural impact that's still being felt today. Before it was suddenly removed from the CBS lineup (reportedly under pressure from the Nixon administration), The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour was a ratings powerhouse. It helped launch the careers of comedy legends such as Steve Martin and Rob Reiner, featured groundbreaking musical acts like the Beatles and the Who, and served as a cultural touchstone for the antiwar movement of the late 1960s. Drawing on extensive original interviews with Tom and Dick Smothers and dozens of other key players -- as well as more than a decade's worth of original research -- Dangerously Funny brings readers behind the scenes for all the battles over censorship, mind-blowing musical performances, and unforgettable sketches that defined the show and its era. David Bianculli delves deep into this never-told story, to find out what really happened and to reveal why this show remains so significant to this day.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

How to Be Funny

How to Be Funny

Allen shares his discoveries in How to Be Funny, the book designed to help everyone develop their special talent for funniness.

Author: Steve Allen

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 9781616140311

Category: Humor

Page:

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No one knows more about comedy than Steve Allen. For more than five decades as a writer, performer, and keen observer of the social scene, he has looked into every aspect of who's funny, what's funny, and why. Allen shares his discoveries in How to Be Funny, the book designed to help everyone develop their special talent for funniness.Now reissued in paperback, How to Be Funny covers all the basics, including joke telling, ad-libbing, writing humorously, performing comedy, emceeing, and much more. Allen takes you inside the world of comedy, from the early writings of Mark Twain, to the more contemporary work of Rodney Dangerfield and Bill Maher. Allen even provides homework assignments for the budding comic!Yet How to Be Funny is far more than just a book for aspiring comedians it will help anyone who wants to be a more amusing conversationalist, a more effective public speaker, and everyone who just wants to be the life of the party.Steve Allen (Los Angeles, CA) is the creator of the Tonight Show and PBS's award-winning program Meeting of the Minds. He is the author of many books on a wide range of topics for both children and adults. Jane Wollman (New York, NY) is a journalist who has written regularly for The New York Times, Newsday, and USA Today.
Categories: Humor

So Funny

So Funny

So Funny is a book compiled with the best funny stories ever!

Author: M. P. Mapida

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1539537811

Category:

Page: 172

View: 953

So Funny is a book compiled with the best funny stories ever! It is written to help ease stress, forget worries and have fun with family and friends. A police officer called the station on his radio. "I have an interesting case here. An old lady shot her husband for stepping on the floor she just mopped." "Have you arrested the woman?" "Not yet. The floor's still wet!" Enjoy the book!
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Funny Business

Funny Business

Funny Business is a compilation of humour. It exposes students to different styles of writing and text types, such as first- and third-person narrative; explanatory, informative and descriptive texts; poetry and lists.

Author:

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 1869614801

Category: Humorous poetry

Page: 64

View: 829

Funny Business is a compilation of humour. It exposes students to different styles of writing and text types, such as first- and third-person narrative; explanatory, informative and descriptive texts; poetry and lists. Contrasts and comparisons can be made among thematically linked fiction extracts, poems, non-fictions and new writing.
Categories: Humorous poetry

What s Funny and why

What s Funny  and why

Author: Milton Wright

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066083307

Category: American wit and humor

Page: 284

View: 604

Categories: American wit and humor

Bring the Funny

Bring the Funny

Bring the Funny is chock full o' tricks, strategies and insider terms used by successful comedy screenwriters, including: Comic Justice Wrylies Genre-Bending Shadow Characters The BDR's The Two-Hander The Conceit Comedic Escalation Gapping ...

Author: Greg DePaul

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317399827

Category: Art

Page: 222

View: 103

A sharp, funny book about comedy screenwriting from a successful screenwriter that uses recent – as in this century – movies you've actually seen as examples. Greg DePaul (Screenwriter, Bride Wars, Saving Silverman) has sold scripts to Miramax, Fox, Disney, New Line, Sony, MGM and Village Roadshow. He's worked with comedy stars like Jack Black, Kate Hudson, Jason Biggs and Amanda Peet. Now Greg takes everything he knows about writing comedy and breaking into the biz, tosses it into a blender and serves up this tasty, fat-free smoothie of a book that’s easy to read, brutally honest, and straight from the heart ... of Hollywood. Bring the Funny is chock full o' tricks, strategies and insider terms used by successful comedy screenwriters, including: Comic Justice Wrylies Genre-Bending Shadow Characters The BDR's The Two-Hander The Conceit Comedic Escalation Gapping A.I.C. Fish Outta Water The Idea Factory Really Important Comedy Screenwriting Rules Number 99 and 100 If you're looking to write funnier and better screenplays, you want this book. But if you're ready to pack up your car, drive out to L.A., and dive into a career as a comedy screenwriter, you need this book. Now. Buy it, jam it into your pocket, and hit the gas. Greg's got your back.
Categories: Art

Humor 101

Humor 101

Read this book and laugh while you learn." Brett Siddell Sirius/XM Satellite Radio Personality "Dr. Earleywine has written the perfect guide to understanding humor.

Author: Mitch Earleywine, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826106099

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

View: 851

"Humor is complex, and the author, Mitch Earleywine, does an exceptional job of covering the big bases of humor from a research perspective in a small space with a readable content. When I first picked up this book and began reading it, I was looking for depth. What I found was an overview and at the same time a very exciting way to provide an entrÈe into psychology-a vehicle for students to grab hold of topics central to psychology but studiedand researched in terms of modern themes, and particularly humor." --PsycCRITIQUES "I've just finished reading Humor 101 with great interest and admiration. The book combines psychological research and practicality beautifully and humorously." -- Bob Mankoff Cartoon Editor, The New Yorker Magazine "In lucid, cheerful prose, Earleywine offers up the impossible: an explanation of humor that is as thoughtful, fascinating, and entertaining as humor itself." Elisa Albert Author of ,The Book of Dahliaand How This Night is Different "Dr. Earleywine's witty insight on this topic will make you funny, happy, and wise. Mitch has that rare ability to clearly explain something that is mysterious as it is magical: the power of laughter. Read this book and laugh while you learn." Brett Siddell Sirius/XM Satellite Radio Personality "Dr. Earleywine has written the perfect guide to understanding humor. No one else has the unique combination of witty stage time, outstanding teaching expertise, and impressive scientific background. You'll love this book." Derrick Jackson Winner, Ultimate Laff-Down What makes something funny? How does humor impact health and psychological well-being? How can you incorporate humor into everyday life? A concise, reader-friendly introduction to an important but often underappreciated topic in modern psychology, Humor 101 explains the role of comedy, jokes, and wit in the sciences and discusses why they are so important to understand. Psychology professor Dr. Mitch Earleywine draws from his personal experiences in stand-up comedy to focus on how humor can regulate emotion, reduce anxiety and defuse tense situations, expose pretensions, build personal relationships, and much more. He irreverently debunks the pseudoscience on the topic of humor and leaves readers not only funnier, but better informed. The Psych 101 Series Short, reader-friendly introductions to cutting-edge topics in psychology. With key concepts, controversial topics, and fascinating accounts of up-to-the-minute research, The Psych 101 Series is a valuable resource for all students of psychology and anyone interested in the field.
Categories: Psychology

Funny How Life Works

Funny How Life Works

Funny How Life Works is a behind-the-scenes look at the life and career of comedian Michael Jr. Infused with the same laugh-out-loud humor and practical wisdom that define his stand-up acts, Michael shares a collection of stories meant to ...

Author: Michael Jr.

Publisher: Inprov Media

ISBN: 1951701976

Category:

Page: 256

View: 804

Funny How Life Works is a behind-the-scenes look at the life and career of comedian Michael Jr. Infused with the same laugh-out-loud humor and practical wisdom that define his stand-up acts, Michael shares a collection of stories meant to inspire readers to embrace their purpose--their "punchline."
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Funny Girl

Funny Girl

A collection of humorous stories from over two dozen contemporary female writers, as well as autobiographical essays, comics, poems, and comic strips.

Author: Betsy Bird

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780451477316

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 99

A collection of humorous stories from over two dozen contemporary female writers, as well as autobiographical essays, comics, poems, and comic strips.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Funny

Funny

The poems are psychological; tender and humane, and somehow ruthless. This is poetry that swarms with ideas, that revels in rhythmic intricacy and literary references, but is also clear as a bell, and tells marvelous stories.

Author: Jennifer Michael Hecht

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299214044

Category: Poetry

Page: 89

View: 654

A tour de force, Funny is a stunning masterpiece of poetic, as well as philosophic and comic, invention. It creates a musing world, where the issues are philosophical but the focus is always on people, on our most private ways of balancing our accounts. The poems are psychological; tender and humane, and somehow ruthless. This is poetry that swarms with ideas, that revels in rhythmic intricacy and literary references, but is also clear as a bell, and tells marvelous stories.
Categories: Poetry