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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: The World's Oldest Joke Book
Dan Crompton, translator.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843174981.  Daedalus Item Code: 52399
Proving that, despite the advances of civilization, our sense of humor hasn't evolved all that much, this book presents some 240 cheeky puns, cheesy one-liners, sexual innuendoes, and more than its ... (Read More)
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Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World that Made Him
David Henry & Joe Henry.
Publisher: Algonquin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781616200787.  Daedalus Item Code: 43844
Richard Pryor was one of the most influential performers of the later 20th century, and certainly he was the most successful black actor/comedian ever, argue the authors of this revelatory and ... (Read More)
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The Golden Ass of Lucius Apuleius
M.D. Usher, adaptation. T. Motley, illus.
Publisher: Godine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781567924183.  Daedalus Item Code: 36319
A favorite of private presses and illustrators since the invention of printing, Lucius Apuleius's 2nd-century comic masterpiece traces the misadventures of a young man who is a bit too curious about ... (Read More)
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Greetings from the Borscht Belt: The Best Broads of Comedy
Totie Fields, Pearl Williams, Rachel Jordan, Jean Carroll, Sophie Tucker, Betty Ross, Sylvia Stoun & others.
Publisher: Fuel 2000.   Format: 1 cutout audio CD.
ISBN: 302061903.  Daedalus Item Code: 50322
Throughout the mid-20th century, a string of hotels and resorts in the Catskill Mountains catered to Jewish Americans, and the affectionately nicknamed Borscht Belt became renowned for its comedic ... (Read More)
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A Guinea Pig Pride & Prejudice
Jane Austen. Retold by Alex Goodwin. Tess Gammell, photog.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781632862426.  Daedalus Item Code: 59372
What better way to re-live one of the greatest love stories in literature than to see it dramatized by the finest guinea pig actors working today? Here in 25 superbly costumed and photographed scenes ... (Read More)
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Hail, Hail, Euphoria!: Presenting the Marx Brothers in Duck Soup, the Greatest War Movie Ever Made
Roy Blount Jr.
Publisher: It Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061825927.  Daedalus Item Code: 40717
Nearly 80 years after its release, the Marx Brothers film Duck Soup remains one of the most influential pieces of political satire in film history. A slim, agile, quick-witted, self-assured ... (Read More)
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The Helpless Doorknob: A Shuffled Story
Edward Gorey.
Publisher: Pomegranate.   Format: .
ISBN: 9780764972485.  Daedalus Item Code: 69017
We admit we have a thing for Edward Gorey (and can you blame us?), so we were tickled positively light gray to find this unusual pack of Gorey story cards that can be re-shuffled and "read in ... (Read More)
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The Household Tips of the Great Writers
Mark Crick.
Publisher: Granta.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847082527.  Daedalus Item Code: 53596
Just because they have deep thoughts and singular perspectives on the human condition doesn't mean that the great writers of literature don't occasionally have to throw a dinner party, caulk a ... (Read More)
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How About Never—Is Never Good For You?: My Life in Cartoons
Bob Mankoff.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805095906.  Daedalus Item Code: 43326
Since his first published New Yorker cartoon, in 1977, Bob Mankoff has been making us laugh, and since he became the magazine's cartoon editor in 1997, he's been the one deciding what's funny ... (Read More)
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How Not to Read: Harnessing the Power of a Literature-Free Life
Dan Wilbur.
Publisher: Perigee.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780399537615.  Daedalus Item Code: 51246
If you are ready to admit that you might not ever read Ulysses or Atlas Shrugged—and are tired of being shamed by your hyper-literate friends—then this is the one book you truly need. ... (Read More)
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Inside MAD: The "Usual Gang of Idiots" Pick Their Favorite MAD Spoofs
Judd Apatow, intro. John Ficarra, ed. Patricia Dwyer, designer.
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781618930897.  Daedalus Item Code: 50452
Some may have assumed that anyone who wasted their formative years reading MAD magazine must have wound up as a complete failure in life. As it turns out, some of the venerable periodical's ... (Read More)
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Irish Humorous Poetry
Criostoir O'Flynn.
Publisher: Hippocrene.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780781807456.  Daedalus Item Code: 52173
A stalwart people with an often harrowing history, the Irish have endured in part because of their ribald sense of humor. Combing library archives, Criostoir O'Flynn has uncovered dozens of examples ... (Read More)
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