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More Funny People By Steve Allen
 
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More Funny People by Steve Allen. Hardcover Laugh along with Steve Allen as he introduces us to More Funny People, his newest volume of witty and perceptive explorations into comedy and comedians. Noel Coward once called Steve the most brilliant and versatile talent in America, and United Press International said of his previous book, Funny People, “a totally entertaining collection of essays on comedians, Allen is an extremely intelligent and knowledgeable critic of the people he writes about. Herein lies the book’s charm and excitement. Readers will revel in the opportunity to enjoy expert dissection of other experts on a subject guaranteed to make them laugh. . . a pleasure not to be missed.” You’ll be on first along with Bud and Lou as Steve Allen recalls that Abbott and Costello classic, Who’s on First?; join the battle between George Carlin and his bowl of Rice Krispies; and meet those lovable oafs, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Fred Allen and Jack Benny were contemporaries and both wonderful comedians. Steve tells us why one made a successful transition to television while the other’s star seemed to fade on the tube. There is a perceptive and provocative analysis of John Belushi; a poignant recollection of Steve’s friend Allan Sherman, his observations on Tim Conway, Milton Berle, Martha Raye, Jerry Lewis, Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, Red Skelton; all your favorites. And last, but certainly not least, his affectionate glimpses of “That Old Gang of Mine” – a gathering of early Steve Allen zanies – Dayton Allen, Gabe Dell, Pat Harrington Jr., Don Knotts, Steve Lawrence, Louis Nye and Tom Poston.