What's So Funny? by Tim Conway
My Hilarious Life

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I absolutely loved this book. Just the style in which it is written is such a easy going and likeable manner of Tim Conway that you can sense that he has truly enjoyed his life every step of the way. I easily give this one a 5 out of 5 stars! Thank you Tim for the memories and the laughter after all these years! You've made life a true joy!
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Synopsis

Six-time Emmy Award-winning funny man Tim Conway, best known for his roles on The Carol Burnett Show, offers a straight-shooting and hilarious memoir about his life on stage and off as an actor and comedian.

In the annals of TV history, few entertainers have captured as many hearts, tickled as many funny bones, and brought as many families together in living rooms across America as Tim Conway. In What’s So Funny? he brings his hilarious hijinks from the screen to the page.

Conway’s often-improvised humor, razor-sharp timing, and hilarious characters have made him one of the funniest and most authentic performers to grace the stage and studio. As Carol Burnett has said, “there’s no one funnier” than Tim Conway. Now, Conway takes us on a seventy-year, rags-to-riches journey that is touchingly comical and ultimately inspiring, from his pranks in small Ohio classrooms during the Great Depression to his pitch-perfect performances on national TV and in major motion pictures. Along the way, Conway shares hilarious and often moving accounts of the glory days of The Carol Burnett Show; his famous partnerships with entertainment greats like Harvey Korman, Don Knotts, and Dick Van Dyke; and his friendships with stars like Betty White, Bob Newhart, and, of course, Carol Burnett, who also provides an intimate foreword to the book.

As Conway continues to tour the country giving live comedy performances that enchant his always eager audiences, What’s So Funny? brings his warmth, humor, and heart to delight and inspire fans everywhere.
 

About Tim Conway

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Tim Conway starred on The Carol Burnett Show for eleven years. He has six Emmys and is in the Comedy Hall of Fame. He went to Bowling Green State University for eleven years (he was a very slow learner). Tim was in the army (ours) for two years, protecting Seattle from "the Red Menace" and was in McHale's Navy for three years. His ambition was to be a jockey, but at his weight even the horses asked him to get off. He has seven children, two grandchildren, and a puppy. Tim has been married to his lovely wife, Charlene, since 1984 and does not have a serious thought in his head.Jane Scovell has written books with Elizabeth Taylor, Ginger Rogers, Maureen Stapleton, Marilyn Horne, and Kitty Dukakis, and biographies of Oona Chaplin and Samuel Ramey. She now adds Dorf, Mr. Tudball, and The Old Man to her list.Carol Burnett is a highly acclaimed actress known for her roles on stage and screen, most notably The Carol Burnett Show. She has been honored with twelve People’s Choice Awards, eight Golden Globes, six Emmy Awards, The Kennedy Center Honors, and the Mark Twain Prize for Humor.
 
Published October 29, 2013 by Howard Books. 273 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction
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All: 8 | Positive: 7 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Below average
on Aug 03 2013

...perhaps a more compelling subject for a memoir than the agreeable but toothless entertainment memoir on offer here. Mildly amusing and affable to a fault, Conway’s tome joins the massive pile of inessential showbiz memoirs.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
Reviewed by Anon on Jun 24 2013

The author writes candidly about his two marriages; his feelings on parenting; his love of horses; his professional ups and downs; as well as his recent work in theater. This is a warm-hearted tribute to Conway’s professional and personal life, with endearing peeks behind the television camera.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Jun 24 2013

This is a warm-hearted tribute to Conway’s professional and personal life, with endearing peeks behind the television camera.

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Three Guys One Book

Good
Reviewed by Billy Pilgrim on Aug 08 2013

Readers will certainly find enough laughs in his life’s story and learn a bit more about the man behind so many classic comic TV moments. They will also meet one heck of a nice guy.

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Reviews From The Heart

Excellent
Reviewed by Anon on Oct 31 2013

I absolutely loved this book. Just the style in which it is written is such a easy going and likeable manner of Tim Conway that you can sense that he has truly enjoyed his life every step of the way. I easily give this one a 5 out of 5 stars! Thank you Tim for the memories and the laughter after all these years! You've made life a true joy!

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Literary Hoarders

Good
on Nov 08 2013

If you want to harken back to very funny times, including the antics of wonderful comics like Bob Newhart, Harvey Korman, and of course, Carol Burnett, then What’s So Funny? is a must read.

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Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer

Excellent
Reviewed by Billy Burgess on Oct 29 2013

What's So Funny? My Hilarious Life is a touching tale of one of the funniest comedians of all time. I absolutely enjoyed reading it (which I read in one sitting) and I recommend it to other Tim Conway fans.

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Book Trib

Good
Reviewed by Mary Ward on Nov 09 2013

...this is such an enjoyable read for anyone who laughed until they almost wet their pants along with Tim and Harvey.

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