Maxx Comedy: The Funniest Kid in America

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Disney-Hyperion, Apr 1, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 160 pages
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Ever since he was little, Max Carmody has been trying to make people laugh. So when he sees a poster announcing a contest for "The Funniest Kid in America, " he feels that he has finally found his destiny. Dubbing himself "Maxx Comedy, " he sets about to create the tape that will win him the contest and national fame--but it isn't quite as easy as he thought it would be. In what soon becomes a comedy of errors, Max first has to help a cow named Madonna give birth, keep a wildcat from attacking his classmates, save a friend from getting beaten up by a jealous boyfriend, and make it all the way to Chicago with a truckload of cherries. Will Max leave them rolling in the aisles? Or will he discover, as an old actor once said, "Dying is easy; comedy is hard."

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User Review  - Colten - Goodreads

This book is funny at the beginning. Towards the end the book starts to be boring, thats what I think about this book.This book is about him going on this journey to be a comedian. Whoever wins get thousand dollars. Also his mom and dad dont live together. Read full review

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User Review  - Noah Fisher - Goodreads

The book was rather pathetic and more for a third grader. It had corny jokes and sort of had some outlandish third grader hopes. Very disappointed. Read full review


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Gordon Korman was born in Cote St. Luk, Montreal, Canada on October 23, 1963 and grew up in the Toronto area. Since he had no siblings or pets, he wrote to keep himself amused. Then his 7th-grade English teacher told the class they could have 45 minutes a day for four months to work on a story of their choice. Korman began This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall, which became his first published book. Korman was also the class monitor for the Scholastic TAB Book Club, so he sent his novel to the address on the TAB flyer, and a few days after his 14th birthday, he had a book contract with Scholastic. By the time Korman graduated from high school, he had published five other novels and several articles for Canadian newspapers. He then moved to New York City, where he studied film and dramatic writing at NYU. Gordon is a graduate of New York University's Dramatic Writing Program. He has published over twenty books for young adults, and currently travels around the world to speak at schools and conventions. Korman has also collaborated with his mother on two books of poetry written by the fictional character Jeremy Bloom. His latest book is entitled The Juvie Three.

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