Funny: The Sitcoms

David Misch is the author of Funny: The Book.

“FUNNY: THE SITCOMS”

 — Art Carney takes his time; Jackie Gleason is not amused.

— Dick Van Dyke searches for a hidden birthday gift and gets back in time for chicken.

— Archie Bunker’s foreign policy.

— Hawkeye Pierce’s gun control.

— Mary Tyler Moore’s Chuckles control.

— Micheal Scott’s bladder control.

Funny: The Book

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.

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About HLPAPG

Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group, the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporations, publishes books on the performing arts under the imprints Hal Leonard Books, Backbeat Books, Amadeus Press, and Applause Theatre and Cinema Books.

Posted on May 25, 2012, in Comedy, Film & TV and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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