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Fulfilling the flood of requests from enthused listeners, Pretty Good Jokes combines all the jokes from A Prairie Home Companion's first four joke shows (1996-1999). It is an entertaining mix of knock-knocks, one-liners, North Dakota, religious, animal, bar, and light bulb jokes, those famous "yo mama" insults and much more. This live recording features guests Roy Blount, Jr. and Paula Poundstone. Pretty Good Jokes is for A Prairie Home Companion fans and all fans unaffected ...
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Fulfilling the flood of requests from enthused listeners, Pretty Good Jokes combines all the jokes from A Prairie Home Companion's first four joke shows (1996-1999). It is an entertaining mix of knock-knocks, one-liners, North Dakota, religious, animal, bar, and light bulb jokes, those famous "yo mama" insults and much more. This live recording features guests Roy Blount, Jr. and Paula Poundstone. Pretty Good Jokes is for A Prairie Home Companion fans and all fans unaffected good humor.
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Don't be fooled by the title! This hilarious tape features highlights from several live broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion's annual Joke Show. The Joke Show, an event that draws audiences from all over the country to their radios, has produced some of the funniest jokes around. Edited by Paula Poundstone and Roy Blount Jr., who also appear on the tape along with host Garrison Keillor, A Pretty Good Joke Tape is more than just pretty good.
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The annual "Pretty Good Joke" show on Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion is an institution of sorts, a rapid-fire dissemination of one-liners, knock-knock jokes, light bulb jokes, and more, dispensed by guest stars like Roy Blount and Paula Poundstone, as well as ordinary citizens. This collection comprises jokes from several shows, with host Keillor--who's a decent joke teller himself--tying it all together. There's nothing brilliant here, but it is, as promised, pretty good. There is an understandably Midwestern center of gravity to this gathering: the jokes "of questionable taste" turn out to be only mildly salacious, and two fundamental humor sources--Jews and blacks--are pretty much absent. For public library humor collections, especially where Keillor is popular.--Norman Oder, "Library Journal" Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565113695
  • Publisher: HighBridge Company
  • Publication date: 2/1/2000
  • Series: Prairie Home Companion Series
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Original radio broadcast
  • Product dimensions: 4.38 (w) x 5.62 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Garrison Keillor

GARRISON KEILLOR is America‚Äôs 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.

PAULA POUNDSTONE has been a stand-up comic for nearly 25 years. Her long list of successes includes HBO specials, an Emmy Award, two Cable ACE Awards, and an America Comedy Award for Best Female Stand-Up. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Biography

Garrison Keillor is the author of thirteen books, including Lake Wobegon Summer 1956, Wobegon Boy, and Lake Wobegon Days. From 1999-2001, Keillor wrote a column "Dear Mr. Blue: Advice for Lovers and Writers" on Salon.com. Keillor's popular Saturday-night public radio show, A Prairie Home Companion, is in its twenty-seventh season. He lives in St. Paul with his wife and daughter.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Gary Edward Keillor (real name)
      Garrison Keillor
    2. Hometown:
      St. Paul, Minnesota
    1. Date of Birth:
      August 7, 1942
    2. Place of Birth:
      Anoka, Minnesota
    1. Education:
      B.A., University of Minnesota, 1966

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2001

    Pretty Good Jokes tape: Pretty Good!

    You won't be disappointed in the mix of funny one-liners and often told and retold jokes, all in good taste, and certainly PG or PG13+. The sound quality is crystal clear and and the editing is very smooth. Easy to listen to in one sitting, and then you're ready to send a copy of it to your father or grandfather, it's that it's multi-generational. Very good, and recommended for the drive alone, or with any mixed crowd, bound to elicit a joke or two or a variant you've heard before. You'll listen again and again to hear that one special joke that you have never been able to re-tell just right. The delivery is excellent, and the timing/pace is right-on, even with the groaners. 4 stars, easily.

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