The Funniest People in Comedy and Relationships 500 Anecdotes

Books by David Bruce (1954- ) The Funniest People in Books and Music: 500 Anecdotes 250 Anecdotes About Writers, Publishers, Critics, Humor, and More; and 250 Anecdotes About Musicians, Composers, Conductors, Audiences, Opera, ...

Author: David Bruce

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ISBN: 9781847287809

Category: Humor

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This book contains such anecdotes as these: 1) In his Answer Man column, film critic Roger Ebert answered a question by Matt Sandler about who was the world's most beautiful woman by saying that she was Indian actress Aishwarya Rai. In a later Answer Man column, a reader stated that Mr. Ebert should have answered the question by saying, "My wife." However, Mr. Ebert had a good reason for not answering the question that way: "Matt Sandler asked about women, not goddesses." 2) To advertise its Razzles candy, Mars Candy decided to use a Cleveland, Ohio, show in which comedian Ron Sweed, aka The Ghoul, hosted several mostly bad horror movies. The Ghoul criticized the candy for weeks, and the more he criticized it, the more its sales went up. In gratitude, Mars Candy delivered a case of Razzles to The Ghoul. The case of candy remained on the set of The Ghoul's show for year--unopened.
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The Kindest People Who Do Good Deeds Volume 3

The Coolest People in Comedy: 250 Anecdotes Create, Then Take a Break: 250 Anecdotes Don't Fear the Reaper: 250 Anecdotes The Funniest People in Art: 250 Anecdotes The Funniest People in Books: 250 Anecdotes The Funniest People in Books ...

Author: David Bruce

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ISBN: 9780557050376

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Ben Jonson s The Alchemist A Retelling

The Coolest People in Comedy: 250 Anecdotes Create, Then Take a Break: 250 Anecdotes Don't Fear the Reaper: 250 Anecdotes The Funniest People in Art: 250 Anecdotes The Funniest People in Books: 250 Anecdotes The Funniest People in Books ...

Author: David Bruce

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ISBN: 9781387035526

Category: Fiction

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This is an easy-to-read retelling on Ben Jonson's classic comedy "The Alchemist," whose theme is the love of money.
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Ben Jonson s Volpone or the Fox A Retelling

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Author: David Bruce

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387184248

Category: Humor

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Ben Jonson was a master of satire who ranks with Jonathan Swift and Voltaire. In Volpone, he tackles greed. The wealthy Venetian gentleman Volpone is as cunning as a fox, and he pretends to be very ill and dying in order to entice legacy-hunters to give him valuable gifts in hopes of being named his heir. This works well for three years, but then E This is an easy-to-read retelling of Ben Jonson's satiric masterpiece: "Volpone, or the Fox."
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Ben Jonson s Bartholomew Fair A Retelling

The Coolest People in Art: 250 Anecdotes The Coolest People in the Arts: 250 Anecdotes The Coolest People in Books: 250 Anecdotes The Coolest People in Comedy: 250 Anecdotes Create, Then Take a Break: 250 Anecdotes Don't Fear the ...

Author: David Bruce

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387327744

Category: Humor

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This is an easy-to-read retelling of Ben Jonson's classic comedy play "Bartholomew Fair."
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Jason and the Argonauts A Retelling in Prose of Apollonius of Rhodes Argonautica

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Author: David Bruce

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312139718

Category: Fiction

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Jason and the Argonauts tells the story of their quest to find the Golden Fleece. They sail from Greece into the Black Sea. With the help of the sorceress Medea, they succeed in getting the Golden Fleece but then have to sail back home. This myth is one of the most important myths of ancient Greece.
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Tarlton s Jests A Retelling

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Author: David Bruce

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387462988

Category: Humor

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This is an easy-to-read retelling of ""Tarlton's Jests, ""which tells anecdotes about Queen Elizabeth I's favorite jester. He is thought to have been the Yorick in Hamlet's famous soliloquy. This book contains the original ""Tarlton's Jests"" in addition to the retelling. 25. How Tarlton Deceived a Doctor of Physic [Medicine]. Tarlton, to satisfy the humors [moods] of certain gentlemen who were his familiar acquaintances, decided to test the skill of a simple Doctor of Physic, who dwelt not far from Islington, and this is what happened: Tarlton took a urinal, filled it half full of good wine, and carried it to this doctor, saying it was a sick man's urine. The doctor viewed it, and tossing it up and down, as though he had great knowledge, he said that the patient whose urine it is, is full of gross humors, and has need of purging, and needs to be bled some ten ounces of blood. "No, you dunce," Tarlton replied. "It is good p*ss," and he drank it all and then threw the urinal at the doctor's head.
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William Shakespeare s 2 Henry VI aka Henry VI Part 2 A Retelling in Prose

Be a Work of Art: 250 Anecdotes and Stories The Coolest People in Art: 250 Anecdotes The Coolest People in the Arts: 250 Anecdotes The Coolest People in Books: 250 Anecdotes The Coolest People in Comedy: 250 Anecdotes Create, ...

Author: David Bruce

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ISBN: 9781365563478

Category: Fiction

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This is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's history play "2 Henry VI," aka "Henry VI, Part 2." People who read this version first will find it much easier to understand the language of the original play.
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The History of King Leir A Retelling

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Author: David Bruce

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ISBN: 9781387629053

Category: Fiction

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This is an easy-to-read retelling of THE HISTORY OF KING LEIR, a play that was a source for William Shakespeare's KING LEAR.
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William Shakespeare s Hamlet A Retelling in Prose

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Author: David Bruce

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312885226

Category: Fiction

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This is a retelling of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in modern English. If people read this version first, they will understand Shakespeare's original version much better.
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