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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.

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