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Funny the Book: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Comedy

At a Glance

  • Perfect for comedians, comedy writers, or anyone interested in the history of comedy
  • A humorous and in depth look at the history of comedy
  • Amp up your comedy writing by understanding the roots of funny

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 (Woody Allen, Robert Benchley), theater ( The Front Page ), jokes and stand-up comedy (Richard Pryor, Steve Martin), as well as personal reminiscences from the author's experiences on such TV programs as Mork and Mindy. With allusions to the not-always-funny Carl Jung, George Orwell, and Arthur Koestler, Funny: The Book explores the evolution, theories, principles, and practice of comedy, as well as the psychological, philosophical, and even theological underpinnings of humor, coming to the conclusion that (Spoiler Alert!) Comedy is God.

Product Details

  • Date available: 11/28/2012
  • Publication date: 04/01/2012
  • Return policy: 30 days

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Meet the Author: David Misch

Among David Misch’s TV and movie credits are the Emmy-winning “Mork and Mindy”, the Emmy-losing “Duckman”, the Emmy-besotted “Saturday Night Live”, and the Emmy-ineligible “The Muppets Take Manhattan”.  He’s also a playwright, songwriter, blogger, teacher, and recovered stand-up comic.

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