Funny You Should Ask

The book documents insider knowledge and gives the reader a better understanding of what makes great television comedy.

Author: Scott Lewellen

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786471485

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

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"This oral history of television sitcom offers the perspectives of 22 of the best and most prolific early comedy writers. The book documents insider knowledge and gives the reader a better understanding of what makes great television comedy. The writers'observations about the changes that took place and help explain why television comedy has evolved in recent years"--

Funny You Should Ask

Dive into this splendid collection of listeners' unusual questions and some unexpected answers that are sure to make your head spin on topics ranging from goosebumps to grapefruit, pizza to pirates and everything in-between.

Author: The QI Elves

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571363384

Category: Humor

Page: 288

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The perfect gift for all those big and little kids in your life who ask 'why...?'. With an introduction from Zoe Ball. 'QI have outdone themselves!' ALAN DAVIES 'Fabulous . . . answers all the questions you never knew you needed the answers to. A cracker of a book!' SUE PERKINS 'The QI Elves are barnstormingly brilliant. Everything in this book reminds us of the extraordinary science, nature, history, humanity and everyday wonders that surround us.' ZOE BALL The QI Elves are the brains behind the enduringly popular BBC TV panel show QI. Every Wednesday the Elves appear on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show where they answer the ponderings and wonderings of BBC Radio 2's most inquisitive listeners. Dive into this splendid collection of listeners' unusual questions and some unexpected answers that are sure to make your head spin on topics ranging from goosebumps to grapefruit, pizza to pirates and everything in-between. Generously sprinkled with extra facts and questions from the Elves, Funny You Should Ask . . . is essential reading for the incurably curious. How much water would you need to put out the Sun? If spiders can walk on the ceiling, why can't they get out of the bath? Why do dads make such bad jokes? Why does red mean 'stop' and green mean 'go'? Can I dig a tunnel to the other side of the Earth? How do plant seeds know which way is up? Can you fill up a black hole? Who popularised the recorder, and where can I get hold of them? For more from the team behind QI, visit qi.com. You can also follow QI's fact-filled Twitter account @qikipedia and listen to their weekly podcast at nosuchthingasafish.com

Funny You Should Ask

Funny You Should Ask, based on the popular Writer's Digest column of the same name, assists to deconstruct, inform, and illuminate the path to publication and beyond, all while dispelling the rumor that those in the industry are better than ...

Author: Barbara Poelle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593327838

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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There is a certain perception from the outside that the publishing industry is a near insurmountable fortress, with gatekeepers and naysayers manning the turrets looking for any way to fire a flaming arrow at the dreams of an aspiring writer. Funny You Should Ask, based on the popular Writer's Digest column of the same name, assists to deconstruct, inform, and illuminate the path to publication and beyond, all while dispelling the rumor that those in the industry are better than thou. And even though each writer's publishing journey is like a game of PLINKO--you can drop the chip in the same slot every time and get a different result--there are still common constructs and confusions that can be shared and explored together in order to help inform all writers. From understanding the nuts and bolts of a query letter, to learning how to process the soul-searing envy of watching someone else's career flourish, to how to talk to your editor, veteran literary agent Barbara Poelle covers the approach and execution of the common and uncommon bumps along the traditional publishing path. Includes • More than 100 questions answered including expanded answers to topics that didn't get the full treatment in a column • Writing exercises, submission checklists, and publishing BINGO for every publishing milestone

Funny You Should Ask

Alternating between their first meeting and their reunion a decade later, this deliciously irresistible novel will have you hanging on until the last word.

Author: Elissa Sussman

Publisher:

ISBN: 0593357329

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Funny You Should Ask

You may be wondering where all the jokes in this book came from . Funny you should ask . I made a lot of them up myself . My two children , David and Jennifer , and my wife , Karen , told me many of them .

Author: Marvin Terban

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395581133

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Offers an abundant cache of ideas about using words and wordplay to create engaging riddles and jokes.

Funny You Should Ask

Generously sprinkled with mind-boggling extra facts from the Elves, this is essential reading for the incurably curious.

Author: John Lloyd

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571363377

Category:

Page: 256

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The perfect gift for all those big and little kids in your life who ask'why...?'. With an introduction from Zoe Ball. The QI Elves are the clever clogs behind the hit panel show QI. Every Wednesday the Elves appear on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show's 'Why Workshop' where they answer the ponderings and wonderings of Radio 2's most inquisitive listeners. Funny You Should Ask... features the QI Elves' answers to questions on topics ranging from goosebumps to grapefruit, pizza to pirates and everything in-between. Generously sprinkled with extra facts from the Elves this is essential reading for the incurably curious. How much water would you need to put out the Sun? If spiders can walk on the ceiling why can't they get out of the bath? What's the point of snot? Why does my pizza taste so much better the next morning? Why do dads make such bad jokes? Why am I a capital letter and you're not? Why is there an Essex, a Wessex, a Sussex but no Nossex? Can I dig a tunnel to the other side of the Earth? Why aren't unicorns called unihorns? Do cats get goosebumps? When does a rock become an island? Why don't clouds freeze? Can I live forever?

Funny You Should Ask

Now, I'll surely end up with a raging yeast infection from the antibiotics. Mental Note: Ask doctor for prescription-strength Fluconazol to cure the yeast infection. Is this worthy of a call to the doctor, where she will say, “We're ...

Author: Tracy L. Matteson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781493108176

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 235

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Funny You Should Ask reveals intimate details and highlights the humor of the physical and emotional rollercoaster of finding balance, personal discoveries, and trying to feel whole through the ups and downs of breast cancer treatment. It is intended to give women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and their friends and family, a sneak peek into some of the physical and emotional aspects of the everyday challenges through the voice of one womans personal experiences. The photography by Brian Kelly highlights the emotion of these moments. This book is meant to highlight the blessings and humor that ARE unexpectedly sprinkled through a challenging time.

How Much Does Your Head Weigh

The award-winning books are included in their entirety, along with over 140 illustrations. Here are the answers to all the questions that hundreds of kids asked her-questions that would likely stump most adults.

Author: Margaret Meikle

Publisher: Scholastic Canada

ISBN: 9781443100472

Category: Questions and answers

Page: 416

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Former CBC Radio host Marg Meikle's three humorous but fact-filled books You Asked for It!, Funny You Should Ask and Ask Me Anything! are now available in an omnibus bindup at a sensational price! The award-winning books are included in their entirety, along with over 140 illustrations. Here are the answers to all the questions that hundreds of kids asked her--questions that would likely stump most adults. Half the fun of reading the answers is the off-on-a-tangent-with-more-facts approach that Marg is famous for using. Among the hundreds of trivia questions answered are: Why is 13 unlucky? Why don't tattoos come off? Do twins have the same DNA? Why is it called a funny bone? What did we use before toilet paper? Do animals dream? Why can't you tickle yourself? Over 300 wacky but informative answers fill the pages, grouped under themes of Customs, Holidays, Superstitions, Food, The Opposite Sex, and more!

Funny You Should Ask

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Author: Margaret Meikle

Publisher:

ISBN: 0439082005

Category: Questions and answers

Page: 156

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Answers to over 100 questions about superstitions, customs, clothes, food, music, science, etc.

Funny You Should Ask

Sixteen of today's top children's authors--including Marion Dane Bauer, Constance Greene, Carol Snyder, and Gary Soto--show their lighter side in a hilarious collection of new stories.

Author: David Gale

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385305354

Category: Children's stories, American.

Page: 209

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Sixteen of today's top children's authors--including Marion Dane Bauer, Constance Greene, Carol Snyder, and Gary Soto--show their lighter side in a hilarious collection of new stories.

Funny You Should Say That

"Funny you should ask," I returned, excited to report a recent spooky confrontation Shirl and I had encountered only weeks before in London. I briefly recounted how we had befriended an innkeeper of a well-known "haunted" pub.

Author: Chuck Coburn

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 9781456603281

Category: Humor

Page: 239

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Journey through this lighthearted true story about an ordinary guy who unexpectedly discovers he is psychic. The author will share with you his illuminating encounters with spirit guides, shamans, power spots and other surprising energy manifestations while traveling the yellow brick road to enlightenment. As you smile at Chuck's humorous observations and laugh at his comic experiences, you realize that he is ultimately telling a tale of incredible richness, power and mystery. Highly credible, with easy to follow how-to's, Coburn turns metaphysical theory into everyday practicality. It is a valuable reminder of the inherent resources that each human being carries- our own intuition and deep knowing.

A Funny Thing Happened on My Journey to Heaven

Funny: Ironic. OY. Vey,. My. Son. A Jewish businessman sent his son to Israel for a year to absorb the culture. On his return, the son said, "Oh Papa, ... "Funny you should ask," said Jake. "I, too, sent my son to Israel, and he also ...

Author: Patricia Coury Hartman

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781619962446

Category: Religion

Page: 324

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Me?!? Go to church? Lightning will strike me dead! Me?!? Homeless? Jobless? How did this happen? Me?!? Give money to the church? They are just after my money! Me?!? Go back to school? Become a CPA? I'm over 40! Me?!? Tithe? I give enough! Me?!? Date? How could I ever trust a man again? Me?!? Write a book? I'm a CPA for Heaven's sake! Me?!? Witness? People will think I'm strange! Author Patricia Coury Hartman is, of all things, a CPA. She always sees the lighter side of life, even though she has been through some very deep painful times, including divorce and parenting alone. Her smile and her laughter brighten any room. Her humility shows through in her writing, as she shares transparently how she got to where she is today. She has a gift of taking the complex and making it simple. Her journey has taken her from: [Runaway to Home Again [Liberal to Conservative [Atheist to Christian [Single Mom to Married [Empty Nester [Rebellion to Contentment [Broke to Financially Stable [Bus Driver to CPA [Homeless to Homeowner [Proud to Humble [Lost to Found [Sinner to... well... Grab a cup of coffee and a box of tissues and head for the easy chair. Get ready for times of laughter, reflection and joy...

Short Lived Television Series 1948 1978

Funny You Should Ask!! was a variant on an earlier game show from executive producers Merrill Heatter and Bob Quigley called The Celebrity Game, which ran on CBS nighttime from April 5, ¡964 to Sept. 9, ¡965. That show asked players to ...

Author: Wesley Hyatt

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476605159

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

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Do you remember the 1959 game show where ABC cancelled a tape featuring a female impersonator (Across the Board)? Ever heard of Snip, the 1976 sitcom starring David Brenner that NBC canned just before it debuted? Almost everyone who has worked on a successful television series has also been on one that flopped. Even during the first thirty years of broadcasting, when NBC, CBS, and ABC were the only networks and not quite so quick to cancel unsuccessful programs, hundreds of shows lasted less than one year. This work tells the stories of those ill-fated series that were cancelled within one year after their premieres. The entries are arranged chronologically from the 1948-1949 through the 1977-1978 seasons, and provide brief descriptions of the shows along with such facts as the type of program each series was; its times, dates, and network; its competition on other networks; and the names of the cast, producer, director and writer. The book also includes information from more than 100 interviews with actors, writers, directors, and producers who worked on the short-lived television series.

Funny You Should Ask Again

Author: Q. I. Elves

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571373291

Category: Humor

Page: 256

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The perfect Christmas gift for the incurably curious. With an introduction from Zoe Ball. Every Wednesday on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, BBC Radio 2's most inquisitive listeners get to put their questions to the QI Elves. The questions are wonderfully original, often silly and sometimes quirky, and the QI Elves' answers are always fascinating and frequently hilarious. From spiders to stinging nettles, bees to by bands and twins to thermal undies, you'll wonder why these questions hadn't occurred to you before - but you'll never forget the answers and will want to share them will all your friends. Funny You Should Ask Again . . . is a must-read for the incurably curious.