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The Friars Club Encyclopedia of Jokes: Over 2,000 One-Liners, Straight Lines, Stories, Gags, Roasts, Ribs and Putdowns
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Finally in paperback--with lots of brand-new jokes from today's top comedians.
What could be funnier than a great joke? How about 2,000 great jokes? In this side-splitting compendium, revised and updated and featuring a new introduction by Drew Carey, members of the world-renowned Friars Club and other comedians provide zingers for every occasion, situation, and taste.
Organized alphabetically and by topic, this book is made for browsing, but it's also perfect for finding icebreakers for social occasions, adding a touch of humor to business speeches, and spicing up toasts.
Hundreds of the best-known comedians are represented, including Sarah Silverman, Ellen Degeneres, Lewis Black, Ray Romano, Milton Berle, Carol Burnett, George Burns, George Carlin, Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Phyllis Diller, Bob Hope, Alan King, Richard Lewis, Bob Newhart, Rita Rudner, Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, and tons more.
Here is the most extensive collection of jokes ever compiled of Friars Club members and other comedians, covering every imaginable subject, from aging to dieting, fashion to fathers, birth control to male anatomy. Includes selections from nearly 400 of the best comic minds of this century. The perfect reference for toast-makers, speech-writers, or anyone looking for a good laugh.
Introduction by Alan King. The most extensive collection of jokes ever compiled from Friars Club members and other comedians, this hilarious book covers every imaginable subject--from aging to dieting, fashion to fathers, birth control to male anatomy.
About the Author
There is no institution that has embraced Shakespeare's observation with so much unbridled bravado than that of the friars club.andnbsp; They have parlayed one hundred years of antics into a reputation that has been elevated to legendary status.andnbsp; Since 1904 The Friars Club has been wining and dining the top personalities of the times and in-between courses expounding and discoursing in their own unique fashion.andnbsp; From ribald comedy to musical merry-making the Friars have spent a century cultivating a tradition that has spanned several generations and spawned millions of laughs.
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