Now That's Funny!: Hilarious Stories from the Man in Charge of Making America Laugh

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Every year, Reader’s Digest readers send in tens of thousands of jokes and funny anecdotes, in their quest for a $100 check and, as an extra benefit, eternal glory: to have their joke published in the world’s best-read magazine. One man is stopping them from their quest. Andy Simmons.

 

It takes a sense of humor. And Andy certainly has that. Not only is he the arbiter of all things funny in Reader’s Digest; he is their Mark Twain, Bill Cosby, and even their David Sedaris. ...

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Now That's Funny!: Jokes and Stories from the Man Who Keeps America Laughing

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Overview

Every year, Reader’s Digest readers send in tens of thousands of jokes and funny anecdotes, in their quest for a $100 check and, as an extra benefit, eternal glory: to have their joke published in the world’s best-read magazine. One man is stopping them from their quest. Andy Simmons.

 

It takes a sense of humor. And Andy certainly has that. Not only is he the arbiter of all things funny in Reader’s Digest; he is their Mark Twain, Bill Cosby, and even their David Sedaris. In other words, Andy is the guy Reader’s Digest turns to whenever they need a funny story all of America can appreciate. He’s perfect for the job. Andy takes great delight in the funny and oddball side of everyday life. In Now That’s Funny!, Andy presents his most popular, funniest writings on all things America, some exclusive and all-new, some taken from the award-winning pages of Reader’s Digest.

 

You’ll discover the Andy that goes out and tries things. His first-person tales of taking dance lessons, participating in a Revolutionary War reenactment, and even taking stand-up comedy lessons are some of the funniest articles to ever appear in Reader’s Digest.

 

Then you discover the Andy that observes America. His roundups of dumb criminals, crazy lawsuits, ridiculous excuses and out-of-touch scientific research will have you roaring with laughter — and feeling much better about yourself.

 

Then there’s Andy, the family man. You’ll laugh out loud as he goes in search of his inner macho —or for the next stop on his vacation, if only he can find the directions. And Andy’s observations on marriage and fatherhood are as accurate as they are funny.

 

Finally, there’s Andy the jokester. Here are tales from the job of trying to think, act, and be funny every workday, no matter what the dog did this morning on the rug. Tales of his sit-downs with comic legends from Robin Williams to Woody Allen will have you in stitches. Andy also shares his favorite jokes — many of them too edgy for printing in Reader’s Digest!

 

Add it up, and it’s a book filled with hundreds of feel-good, laugh-out-loud moments about life in these United States — exactly the type of reading we need today!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606525005
  • Publisher: Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 8/16/2012
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 955,217
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.04 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Andy Simmons has been the humor editor of Reader’s Digest for eight years. During his tenure, he has read every joke imaginable and come across every human foible conceivable while writing articles profiling the world’s dumbest criminals, smartest pranksters, and everyone in between. He earned his comedy stripes as an editor at Cracked and National Lampoon, where he wrote the Off Broadway play, National Lampoon’s Class of ‘86. Andy lives outside of New York City with his wife and daughter.  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2012

    Anonymous on sept.8,2012

    I love it!!!But i think the writers gay.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2014

    Gay :(

    People who pick on gay people make me sick people who get bulled need to stand you for themself and make people STOP being a bully by people
    If you ever been bulled did you ever stand you for yourself? Did the bully stop? If not and you are in school punch that person in the face and said do you like being bulled

    SAY I IF YOU AGREE PEOPLE STD YOU FOR YOUR SELF BECAUSE ARE YOU AREBDOING IS HAERING YOURSELF AM I RIGHT OR WRONG FOR SAYING THAT

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013

    I have never read it

    I dint know if vany of this stuff is true will read it to night and write back i the moningbat the same time and whom ever wrote that he was gay was realy meab thats mad brue and it is bulling im am sick and tried of you people guning on the person who wrote this


    Your welcoe :!)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2012

    Not worth it

    Not worth it...self serving

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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