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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Hachette Books, Feb 4, 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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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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Hilarious jokes! Has every topic imaginable. Will keep you laughing for hours. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
11
Actors and Acting
13
Advertising
15
Agents
16
Aging
17
Animals
20
Armed Forces
40
Art and Artists
43
Imagination
245
Infidelity
247
Initiative and Incentive
257
Insurance
258
Jewish American Princess
260
Jewish Mothers
261
Jews and Judaism
264
Justice
273

Atheism
44
Babies
46
Bachelors
47
Baldness
48
Banks
49
Beauty
51
Birth
53
Birth Control
56
Birthdays
61
Boredom
63
Bosses
64
Business
67
California
72
Cars and Driving
74
Celebrities
79
Charity
82
Children
86
Circumcision
91
College
93
Comedians
94
Conscience
96
Conservation and Ecology
97
Cooking
99
Courage
100
Crime
101
Cynicism
106
Dating
108
Death and Dying
114
Debts
120
Dieting
121
Divorce
123
Doctors and Dentists
126
Drink and Drinking
136
Drugs
144
Education
146
Embarrassment
148
Enemies
150
Ethics
153
Ethnic Specials
155
Experience
170
Failure
173
Fame
176
Family
179
Fashion
181
Fathers
184
Female Anatomy
185
Finances
189
Fitness and Exercises
191
Flying
192
Food
196
Foreign Countries
197
Friendship
205
Funerals
206
Gambling
209
Growing Up
212
Gullibility
213
Guns
216
Handicaps
219
Health
222
Holidays
226
Homes
228
Homosexuality
229
Honesty
233
Hospitals
235
Hotels
237
Humility
238
Humor
240
Husbands
241
Kindness
276
Lawyers
277
Life
286
Losers
288
Love
290
Luck
291
Lust
294
Male Anatomy
296
Male Performance
302
Manners
305
Marriage
306
Masturbation
323
Memory
325
Men
328
Middle Age
330
Miscellaneous
331
Mistakes
339
Money
340
Mothers and Motherhood
343
MothersinLaw
344
The Movies
345
Music
346
Nature
349
New York
352
Occupations
355
Old Age
358
Opinion
368
Optimism
369
Paranoia
371
Parenthood
372
Politicians and Politics
374
Poverty
379
Problems
380
Promiscuity
381
Prostitution
384
Psychiatrists and Psychiatry
387
Religion
394
Responsibility
416
Restaurants
417
Sales and Selling
421
School
426
Sex
429
Shopping
443
Silence
444
Sleep
445
Space Travel
446
Sports and Recreation
448
Stinginess
464
Stress
465
Stupidity
466
Success
473
Talent
476
Taxes
477
Technology
480
Teenagers
482
Television
483
Thoughts and Thinking
484
Time
485
Tourists
486
Transportation
487
Trust
490
Vanity
492
Weather
495
Wives
496
Women
498
Work
500
Index
507
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About the author (2009)

Barry Dougherty is the author of several books, including A Hundred Years, A Million Laughs: A Centennial Celebration of the Friar's Club and BD&L's Private Joke File. He is the Editor of the Friar's Club magazine, the Epistle.

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

Since 1904 the Friars Club has been wining and dining the top personalities of the times. From ribald comedy to musical merrymaking, the Friars have spent a century cultivating a tradition of top-tier humor that has spanned many generations and spawned millions of laughs.

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