The Friars Club Encyclopedia of Jokes by Barry Dougherty
Revised and Updated! Over 2,000 One-Liners, Straight Lines, Stories, Gags, Roasts, Ribs, and Put-Downs

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Finally in paperback—with lots of brand-new jokes from today's top comedians.

What could be funnier than a great joke? How about 2,000 great jokes? In this side–splitting compendium, revised and updated and featuring a new introduction by Drew Carey, members of the world-renowned Friars Club and other comedians provide zingers for every occasion, situation, and taste.

Organized alphabetically and by topic, this book is made for browsing, but it's also perfect for finding icebreakers for social occasions, adding a touch of humor to business speeches, and spicing up toasts.

Hundreds of the best-known comedians are represented, including Sarah Silverman, Ellen Degeneres, Lewis Black, Ray Romano, Milton Berle, Carol Burnett, George Burns, George Carlin, Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Phyllis Diller, Bob Hope, Alan King, Richard Lewis, Bob Newhart, Rita Rudner, Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, and tons more.
 

About Barry Dougherty

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Barry Dougherty is the author of several books, including A Hundred Years, A Million Laughs: A Centennial Celebration of the Friar's Club and BD&L's Private Joke File. He is the Editor of the Friar's Club magazine, the Epistle. H. Aaron Cohl is the author of four books including Animal Wisecrackers and Are We Scaring Ourselves to Death? Since 1904 the Friars Club has been wining and dining the top personalities of the times. From ribald comedy to musical merrymaking, the Friars have spent a century cultivating a tradition of top-tier humor that has spanned many generations and spawned millions of laughs.
 
Published February 4, 2009 by Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers. 513 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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