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A treasury of hilarity from one of Americas favorite radio shows.
A guy walks into a bar. Eight Canada Geese walk into a bar. A termite jumps up on the bar and asks, “Where is the bar tender?” Drum roll.
The Fifth Edition of the perennially popular Pretty Good Joke Book is everything the first four were and more. More puns, one-liners, light bulb jokes, knock-knock jokes, and third-grader jokes (have you heard the one about Elvis Parsley?). More religion jokes, political jokes, lawyer jokes, blonde jokes, and jokes in questionable taste (Why did the urologist lose his license? He got in trouble with his peers). More jokes about chickens, relationships, and senior moments (The nice thing about Alzheimers is you can enjoy the same jokes again and again).
It all started back in 1996, when A Prairie Home Companion fans laughed themselves silly during the first Joke Show. The broadcast was such a hit that it became an almost-annual gagfest. Then fans wanted to read the jokes, share them, and pass them around, and the first Pretty Good Joke Book was born. With 362 new jokes (more or less), the latest edition promises countless giggles, chortles, and guffaws anyonefans of the radio show or notwill enjoy.
The original Pretty Good Joke Book was pretty darn funny. But it can?t hold a trick candle to this latest edition of this perennial favorite. With more than 200 new jokes, this book runs the gamut from giggles to belly laughs, from gentle chortles to roll-on-the-floor hilarity. We?ve got bar jokes and lawyer jokes. Minnesota jokes and Iowa jokes. Old people jokes and Yo? Mama jokes. Knock-knocks, puns, one-liners, and lightbulb jokes. IRS jokes, religion jokes, and Ole & Lena jokes. Jokes about sports, death, heaven, politics, current events?have we left anything out? As always, our Pretty Good Joke Book attempts to be ecumenical. Nothing is sacred?not even Martha Stewart, who, by the way, has a new recipe for chicken casserole. You boil the chicken and dump the stock.
This revised paperback edition--with over 200 more jokes--includes all the standbys, one-liners, puns, knock-knock jokes, and insults from the final joke show that aired in April 2000.
The Pretty Good Joke Book
includes all of the jokes from the first nine Prairie Home Companio
n Joke Shows--hundreds of jokes about every subject from blondes to lawyers to chickens to relationships.
From one-liners and puns to jokes about the headlines, this book covers the field. Guys walk into bars, light bulbs get changed, doors are knocked on, and insults fly in this treasury of hilarity from one of America's favorite radio shows, audience-tested and certified Pretty Good.
The original Pretty Good Joke Book was pretty darn funny, yet each edition just gets better. The Fifth Edition of this perennial favorite is a treasury of snickers, chortles, and belly-laughs from A Prairie Home Companion's popular joke shows--hundreds and hundreds of jokes, audience-tested and certified Pretty Good. Includes over 350 additional jokes.
About the Author
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.