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David Misch is the author of Funny:The Book.


— Steve Martin vs. Steve Martin.

— Buster exits horizontally.

— Jerry Lewis: Arms and the Man.

— People pestered Cleese to do it for decades, until a hip replacement gave him an out.

— Will Ferrell is willing to do nudity, but only if it’s not tasteful.

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.