Synopses & Reviews
Even more of a good thing: the latest collection of knee-slappers, toe-tappers, and groaners from A Prairie Home Companion
Did you hear the one about the paranoid dyslexic? He always thought he was following someone. . . . Why did ancient Romans close down the Coliseum? The lions were eating up the prophets. . . .
Jokes are made for sharing, and everyone loves to laugh. This nonstop collection gathers the best jokes from four Joke Shows including the two most recent (3/8/2008 and 11/1/08), all recorded before live audiences at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. Performers include show regulars--Garrison Keillor, Sue Scott, Tim Russell, Tom Keith--along with special guests. There's music from the Guy's All-Star Show Band, a Guy Noir sketch, a Ketchup sketch, and an unforgettable performance of "The Sound of Chickens," a song that bears an uncanny resemblance to the Simon & Garfunkel classic "The Sound of Silence." Except it really is about chickens, and while "The Sound of Silence" is dead serious, this version is just plain silly. ("And in the naked light I saw/Ten thousand chickens maybe more....")
So it's everything fans want and expect: good jokes, good music, and a pretty darned good time.
Includes jokes from Prairie Home Companion
"joke shows" airing between 2004 and 2008, and additional skits. Even More
also includes the song "The Sound of Chickens," (performed to the tune "The Sound of Silence").
- Did you hear about the paranoid dyslexic? He always thought he was following someone.
- Why did ancient Romans close down the Coliseum? The lions were eating up the prophets.
- Is it true that an alligator won't attack you if you carry a flashlight? Depends on how fast you carry the flashlight.
- Why did the dolphin commit suicide? He said his life had no porpoise.
- What did one fly say to the other fly? Hey, fly, your dude is open.
About the Author
ROY BLOUNT JR. is the author of 19 previous books, most recently Feet on the Street: Rambles Around New Orleans
. He is a panelist on NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me
, a columnist for Oxford American
, a contributing editor to The Atlantic Monthly
, and president of the Authors Guild. TIME
puts him squarely "in the tradition of the great curmudgeons like H.L. Mencken and W.C. Fields." He lives in western Massachusetts.
GARRISON KEILLOR is America’s favorite storyteller. For more than 35 years, as the host of A Prairie Home Companion, he has captivated millions of listeners with his weekly News from Lake Wobegon monologues. A Prairie Home Companion is heard on hundreds of public radio stations, as well as America One, the Armed Forces Networks, Sirius Satellite Radio, and via a live audio webcast.
Keillor is also the author of several books and a frequent contributor to national publications including Time, The New Yorker, and National Geographic, in addition to writing his own syndicated column. He has been awarded a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment of the Humanities. When not touring, he resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.