By Ted L. Nancy
Who's Ted L. Nancy?
He's a involved lodge visitor trying to find a misplaced tooth...
He's a superstitious Vegas high-roller who desires to gamble at a on line casino in his fortunate shrimp outfit...
He's the genius inventor of "Six Day Underwear"...
He's a hard dramatist looking an viewers for his play approximately his 26-year-old puppy, Cinnamon...
He's the proud proprietor of Charles, a 36-year-old cat who owes his sturdiness to a dog food company...
He's a devoted fan of the King of Tonga...
He is, in truth, a twisted prankster -- a supremely off-kilter adjust ego who sends patently ridiculous letters and queries to (and gets strangely earnest responses again from) company honchos, leisure conglomerates, nationwide courses, politicians, celebrities and heads of kingdom to every person, in reality, from the president of the Bon Ami cleaner corporation to U.S. vp Al Gore.
Letters From A Nut is an insanely encouraged, really madcap selection of Nancy correspondence, a laugh-out-loud-in-public-places aggregation of authentic -- and formally certifiable -- requests, proceedings, fan mail and questions that may no longer potentially were taken seriously...but, amazingly, were!
Dear Mr. Nancy:"It isn't frequently that we obtain such enthusiastic help for the paper bag." --The Paper Bag Council
"On behalf of Greyhound, there might be no challenge touring whereas on your butter costume." --Greyhound Bus Lines
"I wait for operating with you to create a greater destiny for this nice nation." -- vp Al Gore
"An never-ending circulation of a few of the main hilarious exchanges I've ever learn. every person I lent this e-book to only learn it and laughed out loud like I did. It's so basic, but absolutely creative. I'm yes a few type of mail fraud fees will be delivered to cease this guy yet, in my opinion, i'm hoping they by no means capture him." --Jerry Seinfeld
By Simon Critchley
Does humour make us human, or do the cats and canines chuckle in addition to us? On Humour is an engaging, fantastically written and humorous publication on what humour can let us know approximately being human. Simon Critchley skilfully probes probably the most perennial yet least understood facets of humour, akin to our tendency to giggle at animals and bodies, why we mock demise with comedy and why we predict it's humorous whilst humans act like machines. He additionally appears on the darker part of humour, as rife in sexism and racism and argues that it's important for reminding us of individuals we might relatively no longer be.
By Matt Fraction
How did those prove in that financial institution, with these weapons? simply because they looked like such great teenagers, correct? good, THE intercourse POLICE have an analogous questions and descend on Susie and Jon. And we get the remainder of Jon's gory tale — if you happen to learn ONE bizarre intercourse and time comedy comedian this yr, ascertain it's "My Sexual error 1998 — Present!"
By Tim Reid
Tim and Tom tells the tale of that pioneering duo, the 1st interracial comedy group within the background of express business--and the final. Tim Reid and Tom Dreesen polished their act within the nightclubs of Chicago, then took it at the street, not just within the North, yet within the still-simmering South besides, constructing exercises that even at the present time stay strangely frank--and remarkably funny--about race. so much nights, the surprise of seeing an built-in comedy workforce speedy dissipated in uproarious laughter, yet on a few events the audience’s confusion and ache ended in racist heckling, threats, or even violence. notwithstanding Tim and Tom eternally appeared at the verge of creating it vast all through their 5 years jointly, they grudgingly got here to gain that they have been sooner than their time: the USA used to be now not but able to snigger at its personal failed promise.
Eventually, the grind of the line took its toll, as sour arguments resulted in an acrimonious breakup. however the underlying bond of friendship Reid and Dreesen had cast with each one groundbreaking comic story has persevered for many years, whereas their solo careers introduced the luck that had eluded them as a staff. by way of turns revealing, surprising, and riotously humorous, Tim and Tom reveals a principally forgotten bankruptcy within the historical past of comedy.
By Victor Bertolaccini
Jam-packed with surprises and a hilarious plot and starts off in a wooded area one evening while an extraterrestrial comes crashing down and the unusual extraterrestrial entity manages to outlive the influence and liberate of forces and alters its shape to this global, because it creeps out into the darkish international and wooded area, and it hides in a single of the stupidest locations sooner than people arrive.
The military arrives and investigates what crashed into the wooden and newspapers record it and officers at NASA are introduced in, and after all admit an army weapon process shot it out of the sky on its visual appeal over the realm.
Scientists discover every little thing they could and take a look at to discover what escaped from the crash!
Has moments of ingenuity and motion, excessive comedy, and frightening moments and hurries up on in a convincingly daily atmosphere that makes it paintings!
By Ted Heller
SIGMUND "ZIGGY" BLISSMAN isn't the best-looking, sanest boy on this planet. a ways, faraway from it. yet this misfit baby of a failed husband-and-wife vaudeville group has one (and just one) factor going for him: He can crack humans up simply through batting his eyelashes.
And Vittorio "Vic" Fontana, the son of a fisherman, is a fraud. slightly in a position to hold a track or perhaps stay up whereas trying to, the indolent baritone (if that's what he's) has something going for him: girls like to examine him.
On their very own, they're disasters. yet on one summer season evening within the Catskills, they step onstage and jointly develop into the funniest males -- and the most popular act -- in America.
Funnymen is the wildly artistic tale of Fountain and Bliss, the comedy duo that thrilled the US within the Forties and '50s. Conceived as a fictional oral biography and full of greater than seventy memorable characters, Funnymen information the extreme careers of 2 males whose expert good fortune isn't matched of their own lives. the 2 males struggle consistently with their managers, their other halves, their young ones, their mistresses, and people chargeable for their luck: one another. The tales stated approximately Vic and Ziggy -- and the truths Heller unearths approximately human ambition, egotism, and friendship -- make Funnymen a wild journey of a singular that also is a unprecedented and innovative masterpiece of storytelling.
By Dr Roger Clegg, Ms Lucie Skeaping
By Stan Lee, Roger Stern, Fred Van Lente, Mike Carey, Stuart Moore, Jamie Delano, Douglas Rushkoff, Paul Kupperberg, David Petersen, Faith Erin Hicks, Ben Towle, Kevin Church, Rich Tommaso, Jason McNamara, Colin Upton, Mark Shainblum, Gareth Gaudin, James Vi
PANELS FOR PRIMATES is a charity anthology of primate-themed comics, prose, and representation, with contributions from veteran creators and gifted novices alike, assembled via Troy Wilson. Proceeds from this anthology visit profit the Primate Rescue heart in Nicholasville, KY, a nationally revered sanctuary housing greater than 50 primates, together with eleven chimpanzees. The organization's paintings has been featured within the award-winning ebook Animal Underworld, by means of investigative journalist Alan eco-friendly and the heart for Public Integrity, within the journal Animals' time table (now Animals and Society Institute), on tv and in newspapers national.
By Richard Gordon
Richard Gordon's existence was once relocating swiftly in the direction of middle-aged lethargy - or so he felt. hired as an assistant mostly perform - the scientific identical of a bad curate - and having been 'persuaded' that marriage is as a lot a duty for a tender general practitioner as celibacy for a clergyman, Richard sees the remainder of his lifestyles stretching earlier than him.
Losing his nerve, and desperately wanting an antidote, he as a substitute symptoms on with the Fathom Steamboat corporation. What follows is a hilarious story of nautical ailments and diverse misadventures at sea.
Yet he additionally turns into embroiled in a secret - what's within the Captain's belly therapy? And extra to the purpose, what on the earth occurred to the former medical professional?