What's So Funny?

  • by Tim Conway, Jane Scovell, Carol Burnett
  • Narrated by Tim Conway, Carol Burnett, Dick Hill, Jane Scovell
  • 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Six-time Emmy Award-winning funnyman Tim Conway, best known for his characters on The Carol Burnett Show, offers a straight-shooting and hilarious memoir about his life on stage and off as an actor and comedian. In television history, few entertainers have captured as many hearts and made as many people laugh as Tim Conway.
There's nothing in the world that Tim Conway would rather do than entertain - and in his first-ever memoir, What's So Funny?, that's exactly what he does. From his pranks in small Ohio classrooms to his performances on national television and movies, Tim has been cracking people up for more than seventy years. Long regarded as one of the funniest comedians around, Tim also boasts an inspiring rags-to-riches story.
What's So Funny? captures Tim's journey from life as an only child raised by loving but outrageous parents in small-town Ohio during the Great Depression, to his tour of duty in the Army - which would become training for his later role in McHale's Navy - to his ascent as a national star and household name. By tracing his early path, this audiobook reveals the origins of many of Tim's unforgettable characters - from Mr. Tudball and the Oldest Man to Mickey Hart to everyone's favorite, Dorf.
What's So Funny? shares the hilarious accounts of the glory days of The Carol Burnett Show and his famous partnerships with entertainment greats like Harvey Korman, Don Knotts, Dick Van Dyke, Betty White, Vicki Lawrence, Bob Newhart, and of course, Carol Burnett. As a bonus, listeners will enjoy never-before-shared stories of hilarious behind-the-scenes antics on McHale's Navy and The Carol Burnett Show.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Most enjoyable book I've listen to in years.

Would you consider the audio edition of What's So Funny? to be better than the print version?

Did not read the print version.

What did you like best about this story?

The honesty and truth of it, and that it is possible to write a book without offensive language.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

It's like sitting across from him in a coffee shop having a conversation.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me happy to hear about a wonderful person talking about his life without any regrets or bitterness. I laughed so hard, I had to listen to some of the funny parts two or three times.

Any additional comments?

One book you can listen to with your youngest children or grand kids. It will show them that a person can talk to 8 hour without using one four-letter word.

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- Linda

Funny Man...

Where does What's So Funny? rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

A fantastic in between book for some of the heavy history stuff I've been reading...

What was one of the most memorable moments of What's So Funny??

Too many to mention

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

I loved that Tim, himself narrated the book...I don't think it would have been anything had someone else done it...

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh out loud...

Any additional comments?

I was listening while donating platelets at the Red Cross so I had needles in both arms and my ear buds in...you are not allowed to move your arms while donating so laughing while being relaxed and pumping with one hand was quite the trick plus it made others laugh at me because they had no idea why I was laughing. I guess you had to be there...

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- Ruth "ManyGoldens"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-30-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio