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Laughter Therapy: A Comedy Collection for the Chronically Serious

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Publisher Comments:

Looking for an alternative to the seriously reliable, soothing yet informative sound of NPR? Try NPR! Prepare to be surprised by this collection of unbelievable news, bloopers, and interviews with some of the funniest personalities on the planet. The time honored tradition of hoax stories that NPR airs every April 1st brings us exploding maple trees in Maine, talking dogs in Ohio, farm raised whales in Illinois, and bubbling cheese springs in Wisconsin. And here is some news that is not a hoax: people who are very, very funny are heard on NPR—on a regular basis! Sacha Baron Cohen, Joan Rivers, Eugene Levy and others step up to the NPR mic and reveal the wacky, wonderful workings of their inner minds. Plus, for the very first time the curtain is pulled back on your favorite NPR personalities as they inadvertently let loose with on and off the air bloopers. Herein lies hope for the overly somber NPR zealot—and comic relief for all innocent bystanders.

Featuring:

  • From Borat To Aladeen, Laughter Is Cohen’s Goal
  • Eugene Levy Stays Smart, Even in the Cheapest Gag
  • Mo Rocca’s Hard Hitting Look at Presidential Pets
  • A Study of Laughter and Humor of the Supreme Court Justices
  • Radiolab’s “An Anthropologist Walks into a Bar...and asks ‘Why Is this Joke Funny’”
  • Unbelievable news reports that fooled us all, including “The Sound of the Future” (listen in as the Library of Congress transfers its archives onto 78 RPM records), “I Didn’t Do Anything Wrong and I Won’t Do It Again” (Richard Nixon runs for President in 1992), “Slow Net Wave” (trendy internet users trade in their Wi-Fi for dial-up connections), and more.

Review:

"This audiobook collects the lighter moments from National Public Radio, bringing together moments from hit programs like Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me, Fresh Air, and All Things Considered. Emceed by Peter Sagal, this collection of comedic radio segments includes Terry Gross speaking with Joan Rivers, Drew Carey's appearance on Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me, and Supreme Court Justices cracking jokes. In all, this funny collection is seriously great fun. The vast majority of the performers are either radio host or a show biz, so the audio work is top-notch. NPR fans wanting to relive some of the funnier moments on their favorite shows should snap up this audiobook." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Surprisingly light-hearted, refreshingly self-deprecating, NPR provides bountiful laughs in their funniest collection yet.

Synopsis:

Looking for an alternative to the seriously reliable, soothing yet informative sound of NPR? Try NPR!

Prepare to be surprised by this collection of interviews with some of the funniest personalities on the planet, and by the memorable, unbelievable news that delights NPR listeners on the 1st of April each year.

About the Author

Internationally acclaimed, NPR produces and distributes programming that reaches a combined audience of 26.4 million listeners weekly, and, unlike other media, NPRs audience continues to grow. NPR member organizations operate 784 stations, and another 117 public radio stations also present NPR programs, for a total of more than 900 stations nationwide who broadcast NPR programming.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Peter Sagal

The World According to Stephen Colbert

OK Go's Damian Kulash Crafts Pro Dial-Up Anthem

An Anthropologist Walks Into a Bar

Drew Carey Plays Not My Job

Roaches Drive Comedian to Bunk at Ikea

The Ups and Downs of Paula Poundstone

Phyllis Diller: Still Out for a Laugh

Starbucks' Coffee Pipeline

Joan Rivers Hates You, Herself, and Everyone Else

New York City Preschool Starts DNA Testing for Admission

Mo Rocca's Hard Hitting Look at Presidential Pets

Which Supreme Court Justice Cracks the Most Jokes?

Backstage With Fred Willard and Martin Mull

Dog Talk

Eugene Levy Stays Smart, Even in the Cheapest Gag

Lunacorp to Project Images on the Moon

Mel Brooks, "Unhinged" and Loving It

Product Details

ISBN:
9781622310388
Author:
Npr
Publisher:
Highbridge Company
Author:
NPR
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Performing Arts-Radio - General
Subject:
Humor : General
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Original radio broadcast; 2.25 hours
Series:
NPR Laughter Therapy
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Pages:
135
Dimensions:
141.224 x 127 x 12.7 mm

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This audiobook collects the lighter moments from National Public Radio, bringing together moments from hit programs like Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me, Fresh Air, and All Things Considered. Emceed by Peter Sagal, this collection of comedic radio segments includes Terry Gross speaking with Joan Rivers, Drew Carey's appearance on Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me, and Supreme Court Justices cracking jokes. In all, this funny collection is seriously great fun. The vast majority of the performers are either radio host or a show biz, so the audio work is top-notch. NPR fans wanting to relive some of the funnier moments on their favorite shows should snap up this audiobook." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , Surprisingly light-hearted, refreshingly self-deprecating, NPR provides bountiful laughs in their funniest collection yet.
"Synopsis" by ,

Looking for an alternative to the seriously reliable, soothing yet informative sound of NPR? Try NPR!

Prepare to be surprised by this collection of interviews with some of the funniest personalities on the planet, and by the memorable, unbelievable news that delights NPR listeners on the 1st of April each year.

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