Funny People

  • by Steve Allen
  • Narrated by Jack Benny, Milton Berle, George Burns, Jimmy Durante
  • 1 hrs and 15 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In Funny People, Steve Allen conveys by anecdote and example the unique genius of four of the great comedians who have delighted our lives: Jack Benny, George Burns, Milton Berle, and Jimmy Durante. Laugh along with Steve Allen in this witty and perceptive exploration into comedy and comedians. Steve Allen, who has written best-selling books on lots of subjects, has now written one in the field for which millions of Americans consider him to be the longest reigning authority.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Entertaining and informative

Loved it, but he jumped from comedian to comedian back and forth between them.
Good Purchase.
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- W. Fisher

Just ok

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No, I would not recommend this to a friend because it wasn't that entertaining

Would you be willing to try another book from Steve Allen? Why or why not?

I might.

What three words best describe the narrators’s performance?

Not a performance.

Was Funny People worth the listening time?

Yes, it was worth the listening time since I did not know the back story behind these entertainers. Some parts of it were interesting.

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- Sharon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-17-2009
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books