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Pretty Good Joke Tape (Prairie Home Companion Series)
     

Pretty Good Joke Tape (Prairie Home Companion Series)

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by Garrison Keillor, Paula Poundstone (Performed by), Julia Sweeney (Performed by), Roy Blount Jr. (Performed by)
 

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

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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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Library Journal
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565113695
Publisher:
HighBridge Company
Publication date:
02/01/2000
Series:
Prairie Home Companion Series
Edition description:
Original radio broadcast
Product dimensions:
4.38(w) x 5.62(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

GARRISON KEILLOR is America’s 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.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
St. Paul, Minnesota
Date of Birth:
August 7, 1942
Place of Birth:
Anoka, Minnesota
Education:
B.A., University of Minnesota, 1966

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Pretty Good Joke Tape (Prairie Home Companion Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.