Comedy By the Numbers: The 169 Secrets Of Humor and Popularity by Eric HoffmanComedy By the Numbers: The 169 Secrets Of Humor and Popularity by Eric Hoffman

Comedy By the Numbers: The 169 Secrets Of Humor and Popularity

EditorEric Hoffman, Gary Rudoren

Paperback | May 4, 2007

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This book is perfect for people who are funny and for those who aren't funny (thus it is marketable to 100 percent of the population). As we all know, true creativity comes from simple formulas and the memorization of data. This new bible makes the secrets of comedy accessible, not only to those funny few among us, but also to those who might not have the ability or talent to be funny. One no longer need worry about originality - just find the right comedy number and apply as needed... and then you're on your way to POPULARITYVILLE!©Comedy by the Numbers is a NEARLY comprehensive list of all comedy characters, bits, scenarios, sketches, skits, shtick, and much more. (We saynearly because we want to leave room for Volume 2.) Included are special hints, tips, and unboring comedy history.Comedyby the Numbers is the brainchild of Prof. Eric Hoffman (Mr. Show) and Dr. Gary Rudoren (Annoyance Theatre) - AND features loads of comedy fun facts that you can memorize and use to impress people at parties!
Title:Comedy By the Numbers: The 169 Secrets Of Humor and PopularityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:150 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.53 inPublished:May 4, 2007Publisher:McSweeney'sLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1932416757

ISBN - 13:9781932416756

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hilarious alt-comedy take This is a McSweeney's book - which means that has been written and endorsed by a particular brand of American writer - a little off-kilter and offbeat, of the hipster vartiety. Concerned? Don't be. It is in fact all good, as is this book, which is worth buying for the list of rejected novelty items alone. Not for kids, however, unless you want your children cursing like sailors and making jokes in atrocious taste without the ironic knowledge required to handle them.
Date published: 2008-08-08