Funny: The Talkers
David Misch is the author of Funny: The Book.
“FUNNY: THE TALKERS”
— Groucho: The inspiration for everyone from Woody Allen to Bugs Bunny.
— Danny Kaye: chalice/palace, flagon/dragon, vessel/pessel from The Court Jester.
— Sid Caesar could speak any language without speaking the language.
— Vince Vaughn is not entirely sure about dating.
— Steve Carrell newscasting in tongues.
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.
Posted on May 18, 2012, in Comedy, Film & TV and tagged Applause Books, Bugs Bunny, court jester, danny kaye, David Misch, flagon with the dragon, Funny The Book, Funny: The Talkers, Groucho, Steve Carrell, Vince Vaughn, Woody Allen. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.