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Guest Blogger: David Misch is author of Funny: The Book.
— The world’s noisiest campfire was outrageous at the time; it still is.
— Mr. Creosote’s digestive issues also shocked audiences.
— A slumdog has a really crappy day.
— Bridesmaids, please: Avoid the hair.
Funny: The Book is an entertaining look at the art of comedy, from its historical roots to the latest scientific findings, with diversions into the worlds of movies (Buster Keaton and the Marx Brothers), television (The Office), prose (Woody Allen, Robert Benchley), theater (The Front Page), jokes and stand-up comedy (Richard Pryor, Steve Martin), as well as personal reminiscences from the author’s experiences on such TV programs as Mork and Mindy.