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Dead Funny : More Horror Stories by Comedians. by Acaster, James.; Ferguson Walker, Clare.; Hadoke, Toby.; Haynes, Natalie.; Hound, Rufus.; James, Elis.; Lee, Stewart.; Long, Josie.; Ince, Robin.; Mains, Johnny.;
Intro -- Robin Ince -- Introduction -- Johnny Mains -- Another Introduction -- Rufus Hound -- Date Night -- Isy Suttie -- Under My Skin -- Alice Lowe -- Carnival -- Andrew O'Neill -- The Vault -- Kiri Pritchard-McLean -- The Man Made of Worms -- James Acaster -- To Do -- Robin Ince -- Hide and Seek -- Toby Hadoke -- Cunning -- Josie Long -- A Ghost Story -- Jason Manford -- Jessica's Friend -- Clare Ferguson Walker -- Daddy's Girl -- John Robertson -- Harry -- Natalie Haynes -- The Basement Conversion -- Elis James -- Above and Beyond -- Stewart Lee -- Test Pressing -- Alan Moore -- Cold Reading -- Alice Lowe -- Paedo -- Who's Who -- Acknowledgements.This Christmas, the world turns on its head again. What happens when the light gives way to the dark? When mirth turns to murder? When the howls are not from joy? Dead Funny: Encore, a further selection of horror stories from the pens of Britain's best comedians.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Oxford Examined : Town & Clown. by Smith, Richard O.;
Repeatedly jamming his fork of curiosity into the live toaster of opportunity, comedian Richard O. Smith captures the experience of living in Oxford in probably the funniest book written about the Dreaming Spires. Collected here are 70 of his best Oxford Examined columns from the award-winning Oxford Times magazine Oxfordshire Limited Edition including several previously unpublished stories. In these unflinchingly truthful columns he meets celebrities (Kate Middleton, Dara O'Briain, the one who plays Phoebe in Friends and a predictably grumpy Alan Sugar), visits the 11th dimension with an Oxford University maths protégée, gatecrashes Encaenia, flirts with a Roman slave girl from 79AD, is ejected from the Oxford Union by burly security, witnesses a comeuppance for a pack of arrogant students, conducts a walking tour for Britain's scariest hen party, moves a library (which transpires to be harder work than moving a mountain), sees Britain's most pretentious theatre production, partic...Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Micky Flanagan - Funny Geezer. by Smith, Abi.;
Cover -- Title Page -- Dedication -- CONTENTS -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- SOURCES -- PROLOGUE -- Chapter 1: EAST END WAY OF LIFE -- Chapter 2: SCHOOL STORIES AND FISH TALES -- Chapter 3: THE CORRIDORS OF POWER -- Chapter 4: KNOCK, KNOCK. WHO'S THERE? MICKY. MICKY WHO? -- Chapter 5: MEET THE TROUBLE AND STRIFE -- Chapter 6: A BOTTLE OF RED SAUCE, PLEASE -- Chapter 7: TIME TO GO OUT, OUT -- Chapter 8: LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! -- Chapter 9: TOUR DE FORCE -- Chapter 10: ROYALS AND RECOGNITION -- Chapter 11: MASTER(MIND) OF COMEDY -- Chapter 12: PERFORMANCES, PUBLICITY AND 'PLAGIARISM' -- Chapter 13: HE'S GOT THE X FACTOR -- Chapter 14: HITTING THE TOP OF THE CHARTS -- Chapter 15: A LEAGUE OF HIS OWN -- Chapter 16: MASTER(CHEF) AT FIFTY -- Chapter 17: PROUD PORK PIE THIEF -- Chapter 18: BACK IN THE GAME -- Chapter 19: AND THE WINNER IS… -- Plates -- Copyright.Micky Flanagan is one of Britain's best-loved cheeky-chappy comedians, thanks to his stand-up routines about how he's gone from growing up in London's East End in the 1970s to his life now in middle-class suburbia. To date he has two sell-out tours under his belt, nominations from the British Comedy Awards and the Edinburgh Fringe (for Best Comedy Newcomer), not to mention regular stints on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Mock the Week and The Last Leg, as well as guest appearances on The Jonathan Ross Show, Alan Carr: Chatty Man, The Graham Norton Show and The One Show. Yet a career as a professional comedian was not something that he had ever dreamed of when, as a troublesome teen, he left school aged 15 to work in a fish market. Abi Smith looks at how Micky, who was laughed at by his teachers when he said he wanted to be a vet, has triumphed from his early days working as a fish porter in the East End and as a dishwasher in New York. In this page-turning biography you'll also discover why his mum labelled him a drama queen, and how he tried his hand at various professions including trainee teacher and painter and decorator before having the last laugh by becoming one of the country's most popular funny men. So, pour yourself a cup of Rosie Lee, take the weight off your plates and prepare for a right giraffe as you read this engaging tale of an East Boy done good'.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Make Me Happy [electronic resource (video)] : A Monkey's Search for Happiness / by Channel Four (Great Britain)(SAGE)1804644; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)(SAGE)1984150; Films Media Group.(SAGE)1996584;
Treating a Midlife Crisis (1:31) -- New Age Literature (3:05) -- Raw Food Movement (3:42) -- Kundalini Yoga (2:47) -- Laughter Yoga (2:09) -- Naked Yoga (2:04) -- Mind, Body and Spirit Event (5:06) -- Primal Therapy Course (3:19) -- Inhibition Challenges (3:22) -- Role Playing (3:31) -- Struggling with Cynicism (2:47) -- Emotional Betrayal (5:41) -- Letting Go of Inhibitions (4:06) -- Achieving Authenticity (3:37) -- Rebirth (3:13) -- Death Role Play (3:08) -- Self-Forgiveness (3:04) -- Primal Therapy Reflections (1:35) -- Credits: Make Me Happy: A Monkey's Search for Happiness (0:43)Comedian and ventriloquist Nina Conti is fearful of becoming a flaky, stressed-out mom. Her monkey is the voice of self-doubt and believes so-called therapists are charlatans trying to make money. In a documentary both comical and bizarre, they delve into the world of new age and alternative therapies in the quest for enlightenment and happiness-trying approaches from naked yoga to shamanic ritual, before going on a three-day primal screaming retreat in the wilds of Scotland.10 & up.Mode of access: Internet.System requirements: FOD playback platform.Title from distributor's description.
Subjects: Educational films.; Internet videos.; Videorecording.; Alternative medicine.;
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The Comedy Man [electronic resource] : A Novel by Taylor, D. J.(SAGE)1806235;
Cover Page; Title Page; Epigraph; Upward & King; Prologue; Waterfront; Interview with Ted King; The Man in the Corner Shop; Teenage Kicks; Little Boy Soldiers; Talking to a Friend About Girls; Love Song; Talking About Boys; Light Goes Green; Frith Street; TV Times; What It Was Like; What I Remember Most; White Stag Hunting; On Parkinson; 1979; The Last Sketch; The Comedy Man; The Comedy Man; About the Author; Copyright PageAn entertainer looks back on his life in this novel based on the rise and fall of a famous British comedy team From the vantage point of late middle age, Edward "Ted" King-one half of the dynamic duo Upward & King-discovers that nostalgia isn't what it used to be. Ted met Arthur Upward in Britain's National Service. They started out doing gigs at Soho cabarets, and in the mid-sixties, they took their act on the road. By the late seventies, they were the most beloved comedians on British television, watched by ten million viewers per week. This inventive novel, narrated by Ted on the eve of the
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The Tony Hancock Quiz Book : by Freestone, Nigel.;
Cover -- Front Matter -- Title Page -- Publisher Information -- Introduction -- The Quiz -- The Lad -- The Lad - Answers -- Educating Archie -- Educating Archie - Answers -- Hancock's Half Hour - in the beginning -- Radio -- TV Series -- Hancock's Half Hour - in the beginning - Answers -- Radio -- TV Series -- Cast and Characters -- Cast and Characters - Answers -- Hancock's Half Hour Radio Titles -- Hancock's Half Hour Radio Titles - Answers -- Episodes -- Episodes - Answers -- Hancock - Quote Unquote -- Hancock - Quote Unquote - Answers -- Radio Episode Titles -- Radio Episode Titles- Answers -- Episode Synopsis -- Episode Synopsis Answers -- Big Screen Hancock -- Big Screen Hancock - Answers -- Miscellaneous Hancock -- Miscellaneous Hancock - Answers -- And Finally... -- And Finally... Answers -- Back Matter -- Also Available.Do you remember Hancock's Half Hour? Was this iconic radio show and later TV series appointment listening and viewing in your house when you were growing up? Were you a fan of the lad? If so, you are certain to enjoy The Tony Hancock Quiz Book.On what BBC radio show did Tony Hancock first appear on 9 January 1949? At which theatre, in front of a live audience, was the first Hancock's Half Hour recorded? How old was Tony Hancock when he died? The answers to these questions and more can all be found in this book.This tribute to one of the best-loved comedians of the 1950s and '60s covers all aspects of Tony Hancock's life and includes many personal and behind the scenes details. With 250 questions, not only about the lad himself, but also the cast, characters and storylines that helped to make Hancock's Half Hour into one of Britain's best-loved comedy shows of all-time, this book will take you on a trip down memory lane. A nostalgic, must-have read for Hancock fans of all ages.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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In Two Minds [electronic resource]. by Bassett, Kate.;
Front Cover; Half-title Page; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Birth and Parents: An infancy in print; 2 The War and Post-War Years: Peripatetic and prep-school days; 3 1947-53: St Paul's School; 4 1953-6: Cambridge; 5 The Late Fifties: Marriage and UCH; qualified medic and collagist; 6 The Start of the Sixties: Beyond the Fringe; The Establishment; the Royal Court Theatre; 7 1962-4: New York; 8 The Mid-Sixties: Back in the UK and shaking up the BBC, from Monitor to Alice in Wonderland9 Late Sixties to Early Seventies: NW1 extended families; back to the theatre (Nottingham Playhouse, the Oxford and Cambridge Shakespeare Company, the Mermaid and Olivier's National Theatre); 10 Early to Mid-Seventies: Returning to medical matters in academia; Peter Hall's NT; Private Eye; Greenwich Theatre and a West End Chekhov; 11 Mid-Seventies Onwards: Operatic beginnings and The Body in Question; 12 On into the Eighties: The ENO and the BBC Shakespeare Series; science in Sussex; Ivan and Prisoner of Consciousness; 13 Mid-Eighties: Going international; Subsequent Performancesfinito at the ENO (for now)14 Nearing the Nineties: Long Day's Journey; the RSC; a return to the Royal Court; running the Old Vic; 15 The Nineties: Damning England; round the world and back again; ENO II and the ROH; Broomhill, the Almeida and Dublin's Gate Theatre; 16 Into the New Millennium: The ongoing international roundabout; art and curating; a knighthood; a BBC comeback and home; Notes; Jonathan Miller: Selective Chronology; Bibliography; Index of Names; Plates In Two Minds... is the story of Jonathan Miller, one of post war Britain's most intriguing polymaths. Descended from immigrants who fled Tsarist anti-Semitism to become shopkeepers in Ireland and London's East End, Miller was born into an intellectual milieu, between Bloomsbury and Harley Street - the son of a novelist and a leading child psychiatrist. Miller trained as a doctor but then forged a career as a stellar comedian and as a world renowned theatre and opera director. He is a controversial humorist, public intellectual and TV personality. As a star in the ground breaking satirical rev
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The 2,320 Funniest Quotes [electronic resource] : The Most Hilarious Quips and One-liners from allgreatquotes.Com. by Corr, Tom.;
Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Actors, Hollywood, and the Movies; Age, Old Age, and Youth; Alcohol and Other Drugs; America and Americans; Animals; Art; Australia and Australians; Beauty and Ugliness; Birth; Birthdays; Body; Books and Reading; Bushisms-George W. Bush's Finest; California; Canada and Canadians; Children and Parenting; Chocolate; Christmas; Conversation; Death; Education; England, Britain, and the English; Family and Relations; Fashion and Clothes; Food; Forgiveness; France and the French; Friends and Enemies; Gaffes and Dumbest Things Ever Said; Germany and GermansHappinessHealth and Sickness; History; Home; Husbands and Wives; Insults; Ireland and the Irish; Italy and Italians; Kisses; Last Words; Law and Lawyers; Life; London; Love; Marriage, Cheating, and Divorce; Men, Women, Battle of the Sexes; Mexico and Mexicans; Money and Business; Mothers and Fathers; Music; New York; Optimists and Pessimists; Politics, Politicians, and Government.; Proverbs; Religion and God; Science and Technology; Sex; The Simpsons' Wisdom; Smoking; Sports; Success; Television; Thanksgiving; Truth and Lies; Vice and Virtue; War and Peace; Weather; Work; MiscellaneousENJOY THE MOST HILARIOUS QUOTES OF ALL TIMEPresenting the best of the best from AllGreatQuotes.com, this uproarious volume features gems on every topic, from sex and money to spouses and politics. Bringing together clever remarks from celebrities, politicians, thinkers, comedians and generally funny people, this collection of snappy quotes will leave you in hysterics. God gave man a penis and a brain, but not enough blood to use both at the same time. - Robin Williams Money can't buy you happiness, but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery
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2,320 Funniest Quotes [electronic resource] : The Most Hilarious Quips and One-Liners from allgreatquotes.com by Corr, Tom.;
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Actors, Hollywood, and the Movies -- Age, Old Age, and Youth -- Alcohol and Other Drugs -- America and Americans -- Animals -- Art -- Australia and Australians -- Beauty and Ugliness -- Birth -- Birthdays -- Body -- Books and Reading -- Bushisms-George W. Bush's Finest -- California -- Canada and Canadians -- Children and Parenting -- Chocolate -- Christmas -- Conversation -- Death -- Education -- England, Britain, and the English -- Family and Relations -- Fashion and Clothes -- Food -- Forgiveness -- France and the FrenchFriends and Enemies -- Gaffes and Dumbest Things Ever Said -- Germany and Germans -- Happiness -- Health and Sickness -- History -- Home -- Husbands and Wives -- Insults -- Ireland and the Irish -- Italy and Italians -- Kisses -- Last Words -- Law and Lawyers -- Life -- London -- Love -- Marriage, Cheating, and Divorce -- Men, Women, Battle of the Sexes -- Mexico and Mexicans -- Money and Business -- Mothers and Fathers -- Music -- New York -- Optimists and Pessimists -- Politics, Politicians, and Government. -- Proverbs -- Religion and God -- Science and Technology -- Sex -- The Simpsons' WisdomSmoking -- Sports -- Success -- Television -- Thanksgiving -- Truth and Lies -- Vice and Virtue -- War and Peace -- Weather -- Work -- MiscellaneousENJOY THE MOST HILARIOUS QUOTES OF ALL TIMEPresenting the best of the best from AllGreatQuotes.com, this uproarious volume features gems on every topic, from sex and money to spouses and politics. Bringing together clever remarks from celebrities, politicians, thinkers, comedians and generally funny people, this collection of snappy quotes will leave you in hysterics. God gave man a penis and a brain, but not enough blood to use both at the same time. - Robin Williams Money can't buy you happiness, but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.<
Subjects: Electronic books.; Proverbs.; Quotations.; Wit and humor;
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The 2,320 Funniest Quotes : The Most Hilarious Quips and One-Liners from Allgreatquotes. com. by Corr, Tom.;
Intro -- Contents -- Actors, Hollywood and the Movies -- Age, Old Age, and Youth -- Alcohol and Other Drugs -- America and Americans -- Animals -- Art -- Australia and Australians -- Beauty and Ugliness -- Birth -- Birthday -- Body -- Books and Reading -- Bushisms- George W. Bush's Finest -- California -- Canada and Canadians -- Children and Parenting -- Chocolate -- Christmas -- Conversation -- Death -- Education -- England, Britain, and the English -- Family and Relations -- Fashion and Clothes -- Food -- Forgiveness -- France and the French -- Friends and Enemies -- Gaffes and Dumbest Things Ever Said -- Germany and Germans -- Happiness -- Health and Sickness -- History -- Home -- Husbands and Wives -- Insults -- Ireland and the Irish -- Italy and the Italians -- Kisses -- Last Words -- Law and Lawyers -- Life -- London -- Love -- Marriage, Cheating, and Divorce -- Men, Women, Battle of the Sexes -- Mexico and Mexicans -- Money and Business -- Mothers and Fathers -- Music -- New York -- Optimists and Pessimists -- Politics, Politicians, and Government -- Proverbs -- Religion and God -- Science and Technology -- Sex -- The Simpson's Wisdom -- Smoking -- Sports -- Success -- Television -- Thanksgiving -- Truth and Lies -- Vice and Virtue -- War and Peace -- Weather -- Work -- Miscellaneous.ENJOY THE MOST HILARIOUS QUOTES OF ALL TIME Presenting the best of the best from AllGreatQuotes.com, this uproarious volume features gems on every topic, from sex and money to spouses and politics. Bringing together clever remarks from celebrities, politicians, thinkers, comedians and generally funny people, this collection of snappy quotes will leave you in hysterics. * God gave man a penis and a brain, but not enough blood to use both at the same time. -- Robin Williams * Money can't buy you happiness, but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery. -- Spike Milligan * Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. -- Oscar Wilde * The answers to life's problems aren't at the bottom of a bottle, they're on TV! -- Homer Simpson * When I eventually met Mr. Right, I had no idea that his fi rst name was "Always." -- Rita Rudner * Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. -- George Burns.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.
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