(Applause Books). 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... more...