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

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

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

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606525043
Publisher: Reader's Digest
Publication date: 08/16/2012
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,037,382
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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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Now That's Funny: Hilarious Stories from the Man in Charge of Making America Laugh 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it!!!But i think the writers gay.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So it is funny so who made the book huh who made the book because the dog is so ccccuuuuttttteeee.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 :!)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not worth it...self serving