Paul Nardizzi is a stand-up comedian and author who has appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien numerous times. He appears in a cartoon scheduled to debut on Comedy Central in spring 2004. He won the 2001 Boston Comedy Competition and has made appearances on The Best Damn Sports Show Period and Comcast Comedy Spotlight. Paul is the author of The Sarcastic Sports Trivia Book: Vol. 1 and 2. He also writes a humorous sports column for several major newspapers. As someone who appears in front of major comedy club audiences five nights a week and regularly on local radio stations nationwide, he has a natural platform for his book. When he's not traveling, his favorite gig is being at his home in Framingham, Mass., with his wife and four children.
602 Reasons to Be Ticked Offby Paul Nardizzi
Don't you hate it when you tell some ignoramus you're from a certain city and they say, "Oh, do you know my friend Henry?" Or, lousy gift givers who say, "I kept the receipt, if you want to return it," so instead of a gift you end up with an extra errand? Well, so does stand-up comedian Paul Nardizzi. 602 Reasons to Be Ticked Off is his pointed response to the Things to Be Happy About series. Categorized by topic, the book features more than 600 quick-hit anecdotes on things that people do that grate on our collective nerves. Like smokers who blow smoke in your face because they know they're damaging their lungs, so why not bring along a few hostages? Whether it's a type of person-such as police officers, postal workers, or the elderly-or an annoying circumstance-like driving, air travel, marriage, or job interviews-Nardizzi has had it up to here (place hand palm-down six inches over head). The book offers a hilarious mix of proven-funny lines from his stand-up act as well as original material on the above subjects-and then some. This laugh-out-loud-funny gift book of PG-13 humor is sure to be enjoyed by anyone from kids in their early teens on up to old people dying in nursing homes.
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Picked this book up at a bookstore and was laughing out loud. Boston comedians travel on a regular basis to LA and they are always a revelation. Machine gun delivery of jokes, and no overstuffed chatter. This guy is the latest Boston phenom and the book is a riot. Pokes fun at all types.