The renowned graphic-book author Joyce Brabner's Second Avenue Caper is the true story of a tight-knit group of artists and activists living in New York City in the early 1980s who found themselves on the front lines in the fight against AIDS. Struggling to understand the disease and how they …
Comedy By the Numbers Book On Tape CD Selections From the McSweeneys Book
Borne of the belief that “true creativity comes from simple formulas and the memorization of data,” COMEDY BY THE NUMBERS© BOOK-ON-TAPE CD! is nothing short of an indispensable audio guide on how to be funny. Prof. Eric Hoffman (not an actual professor) and Dr. Gary Rudoren (not an actual doctor) first reduced comedy to an easy-to-follow manual in the McSweeney’s humor bible COMEDY BY THE NUMBERS©, and now, for the first time ever, their work has been lovingly adapted to the medium of sound with the help of the brightest stars in the comedy galaxy.
Would you like to make your co-workers laugh but have zero sense of humor? No problem! Experience the aural pleasures of the ins and outs of set-ups and punchlines from the masters. Take a tour of comedy history as you discover the power of such tried-and-true humor staples as “Catch Phrases,” “Clowns,” “Novelty Items,” “Cursing,” “Prop Comedy,” “The Double Take,” “Movie Spoofs,” “Pie In The Face” and much, much more! Guest readers featured on the CD include Sarah Silverman, Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, Janeane Garofalo, Zach Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt, Andy Kindler, Paul F. Tompkins, Matt Walsh, McSweeney’s founder Dave Eggers and many more! The question isn’t, “Can I live without this book-on-tape CD?” The question is, “How have I lived this long without it?”