2500 Jokes to Start 'Em Laughing

2500 Jokes to Start 'Em Laughing

by Robert Orben

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There is no better, faster, or more effective way to reach out and grab an audience’s attention than the adroit use of humor. An apt, well-timed joke can soothe the hostile, focus the uninterested, and the spur on the enthusiastic.

In this latest collection from Robert Orben, master of the one-liner and fountain of humor for the great TV and stand-up comics, are gathered over 2500 short, relevant, and sharp laugh-getters that can easily be added to speeches, lectures, presentations, or casual conversation. Arranged into several hundred categories for ease in selection, the subject matter is topical—ranging from acupuncture and air pollution to women’s liberation and X-rated movies. Most of the jokes are one-liners that move with a snap and a sizzle that anecdotes and lengthy stories lack.

Here you will find openings and closings for speeches, plus random and specific comment invaluable to anyone who has ever been called upon to “say a few words.” A marvelous tool for speakers, writers, and performers, Mr. Orben’s newest book will also provide hours of laugh-filled reading for everyone.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307817525
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/23/2012
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 226
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Robert Orben, well known to the Hollywood trade as a top comedy writer, has supplied material to such popular figures as Dick Gregory, Jack Parr, Red Buttons, and Red Skeleton, in addition to serving as President Ford’s speech writer. Author of over forty books, Bob Orben writes and publishes Current Comedy and The Orben Comedy Letter, monthly and bimonthly periodicals of humor for speakers, professional comedians, business leaders, and political personalities.

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