The Friars Club Encyclopedia of Jokes
H. Aaron Cohl
Black Dog & Leventhal, 1997 - Humor - 502 pages
Finally in paperback--with lots of brand-new jokes from today's top comedians.
What could be funnier than a great joke? How about 2,000 great jokes? In this side-splitting compendium, revised and updated and featuring a new introduction by Drew Carey, members of the world-renowned Friars Club and other comedians provide zingers for every occasion, situation, and taste.
Organized alphabetically and by topic, this book is made for browsing, but it's also perfect for finding icebreakers for social occasions, adding a touch of humor to business speeches, and spicing up toasts.
Hundreds of the best-known comedians are represented, including Sarah Silverman, Ellen Degeneres, Lewis Black, Ray Romano, Milton Berle, Carol Burnett, George Burns, George Carlin, Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Phyllis Diller, Bob Hope, Alan King, Richard Lewis, Bob Newhart, Rita Rudner, Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, and tons more.
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Review: The Friars Club Encyclopedia of Jokes: Revised and Updated! Over 2,000 One-Liners, Straight Lines, Stories, Gags, Roasts, Ribs, and Put-DownsUser Review - John G. - Goodreads
Joke books are an interesting read. I had heard these jokes before, but it neat seeing them annotated or credited or just to understand that they've been around a long time. I'm a fledgling stand-up ... Read full review
Review: The Friars Club Encyclopedia of JokesUser Review - Athalia Stoneback - Goodreads
Hilarious jokes! Has every topic imaginable. Will keep you laughing for hours. Read full review