The Friars Club Encyclopedia of Jokes: Over 2,000 One-Liners, Straight Lines, Stories, Gags, Roasts, Ribs, and Put-Downs

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Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Incorporated, 2009 - Humor - 512 pages
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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-Downs

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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

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User Review  - Athalia Stoneback - Goodreads

Hilarious jokes! Has every topic imaginable. Will keep you laughing for hours. Read full review

About the author (2009)

He is the editor of the Friars Club newsmagazine, The Epistle. He resides in New York City.

H. Aaron Cohl is the author of four books including Animal Wisecrackers and Are We Scaring Ourselves to Death?

Drew Carey grew up in Cleveland and started his career as a stand-up comic in his

hometown after a disc jockey friend enlisted him to write some jokes for his

radio show. A few years later, after appearing on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny

Carson, he scripted and starred in his own cable special "Drew Carey: Human

Cartoon," for which he won a Cable ACE Award. He was nominated for another Cable

ACE Award in 1993 for his performance at the "Tenth Anniversary of the Montreal

Comedy Festival." After co-starring on one sitcom and co-writing another, Drew

hooked up with writer/producer Bruce Helford, and created "The Drew Carey Show."

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