Made You Laugh!: The Funniest Moments in Radio, Television, Stand-up, and Movie Comedy

Overview

Joe Garner is the preeminent multimedia historian of modern American culture. His best-selling work always hits the mark, whether it's Stay Tuned, And the Crowd Goes Wild, We Interrupt This Broadcast, or Now Showing. In Made You Laugh! Joe takes his loyal and enthusiastic audience to the heart of comedy, a venue as rich, complex, and diverse as America itself. It's a history of laughs that will keep readers and listeners rolling!

What better way to recognize and honor America's ...

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Overview

Joe Garner is the preeminent multimedia historian of modern American culture. His best-selling work always hits the mark, whether it's Stay Tuned, And the Crowd Goes Wild, We Interrupt This Broadcast, or Now Showing. In Made You Laugh! Joe takes his loyal and enthusiastic audience to the heart of comedy, a venue as rich, complex, and diverse as America itself. It's a history of laughs that will keep readers and listeners rolling!

What better way to recognize and honor America's funniest moments and greatest laugh artists than an insightful, anecdote-laden multimedia presentation that allows readers and viewers to fully experience the sharpest comedians throughout broadcast and film history. That's exactly what Made You Laugh! offers, as author Joe Garner applies his magic touch to one of America's most treasured forms of entertainment.

Joe's insightful text, original videotaped interviews, and choicest clips from radio, comedy variety shows, sitcoms, stand-up routines, and classic films instantly remind readers of some of the most fun-filled times of their lives. It shows why they love to laugh-and why a great joke is a thing of lasting beauty, at least until the next side-splitter comes along.

The book is divided into three main sections: "The Funniest Moments from Radio and Television," "The Funniest Stand-up Moments," and "The Funniest Movie Moments." Chapters throughout give readers a hearty chuckle while providing rare behind-the-scenes glimpses into favorite entertainers and their work, complete with firsthand memories from the comedians, writers, and producers who were there. The accompanying DVD, hosted by a major comedy talent, includes the actual audio/film clips of the particular memorable moment along with original videotaped and archival interviews. It all adds up to one seriously successful look at the world of laughs!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780641730115
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 9.14 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Joe Garner blazed the multimedia publishing trail with his best-selling compilations such as Now Showing: Unforgettable Moments from the Movies, Stay Tuned: Television's Unforgettable Moments, And the Crowd Goes Wild, And the Fans Roared, and We Interrupt This Broadcast. A 20-year radio-broadcast veteran, Joe is president of Los Angeles-based Garner Creative Concepts Inc. He frequently appears and promotes his work on national radio and television programs.

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