Hilarious Roasts, Toasts & One-Liners

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2001 - Humor - 379 pages
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Speakers, writers, and everyone who likes to laugh will grab this witty compilation of fast, funny remarks right off the shelf. The humorous collection, with amusing illustrations throughout, includes side-splitting quotes and comic observations from Bill Cosby, Rodney Dangerfield, Jerry Seinfeld, Groucho Marx, Lucille Ball, Mae West, Oscar Wilde, and many others. In addition to the roasts and toasts, there are one-liners perfect for easing a situation and charming an audience.

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About the author (2001)

Gene Perret has been a professional comedy writer since the early 1960s, writing stand-up material for Slappy White and Phyllis Diller, among others. He began in television in 1968 on The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show. He wrote for Laugh-In and collected three Emmys as a staff writer on The Carol Burnett Show. Gene was on Bob Hope's writing staff for twenty-eight years, the last twelve as Hope's head writer. He traveled with the Hope troupe to several of the Christmas shows from war zones. He produced Welcome Back Kotter, Three's Company, and The Tim Conway Show. Today, he lives in Southern California and teaches email classes in comedy writing. His hobbies include painting, sketching, and playing the guitar. He paints rather well and sketches adequately, but you don't want to listen to his guitar playing. No one does.

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