Steve Allen is a legend among comedians and entertainers. He’s been playing to audiences on stage, radio, film, and television for more than fifty years, gaining acclaim for his unique wit and energy. Now for the first time, he shares more than a thousand of his favorite one-liners, anecdotes, limericks, quotes, and other generally funny things. The entries are divided into nearly two hundred categories to make it easy for anyone to find the right laugh for any occasion. If you’re faced with the prospect of having to “say a few words,” Steve Allen’s Private Joke File is the perfect place to look for ideas and inspiration on such topics as awards, drinking, baseball, lawyers, dentists, insurance, marriage, the stock market, and dozens of other subjects. A sampling:
* My wife and I had words, but I never got to use mine! * If ignorance is bliss, he should die of joy. * “How are the acoustics here?” “Great, I can hardly hear you!” * I learned to rumba very early in life … I had a tricycle with a loose seat. * Room for rent, by young lady, freshly plastered.
Steve Allen has also included a number of his favorite essays and monologues. Steve Allen’s Private Joke File is great to flip through for fun or for function, and for those of us looking for a good laugh — to give one or to have one — it’s indispensable.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
About Steve Allen
STEVE ALLEN was the creator and original host of The Tonight Show and has been inducted into the Television Academy’s Hall of Fame. In 1993, he succeeded Milton Berle as Abbot of the world-famous Friar’s Club. Mr. Allen is married… More about Steve Allen