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NPR Laughter Therapy: A Comedy Collection for the Chronically Serious

Overview

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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Overview

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. 

Interviews include: Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Groucho Marx, Ernie Kovacs, Stepin Fetchit, Sid Caesar, Lucille Ball, Carl Reiner, Jonathan Winters,
Dick Van Dyke, Bob Newhart, Marlo Thomas, Bob and Ray, Billy Crystal, Jerry Seinfeld, Kristen Wiig, Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan, Aisha Tyler, Sarah Silverman, Gabriel Iglesias, Eddie Izzard, Mike Birbiglia and more.


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Audio
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. (Apr.)
The Bookwatch
“Highly recommended for NPR listeners and fans of audio comedy alike.”
The Bookwatch
Wisconsin Bookwatch
“The perfect doldrums antidote and a wonderful giftbook!”
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From the Publisher

“The perfect doldrums antidote and a wonderful giftbook!”
Wisconsin Bookwatch

“Something for everyone. . . . The only complaint listeners will have with the production is that, at just over two hours, it's not nearly long enough.”
AudioFile

“Recommended. . . . The laughs here are fresh and well earned.”
Library Journal [starred review]

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622310388
  • Publisher: HighBridge Company
  • Publication date: 4/16/2013
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Original radio broadcast; 2 hours
  • Pages: 135
  • Sales rank: 69,007
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Internationally acclaimed, NPR produces and distributes programming that reaches a combined audience of 26.4 million listeners weekly, and, unlike other media, NPR’s 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.
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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

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