Perfectly Matched by Maddie James

By Maddie James

During this first installment of The Matchmaking Chef sequence, we discover Suzie Matthews not easy at paintings on her new cookbook, completely Matched. After discovering her personal ideal fit along with her husband, Brad, in mattress, Breakfast & You, after which operating a bit magic reuniting her sister along with her highschool boyfriend, Matt, in domestic for the vacations, Suzie feels convinced in her new-found matchmaking skills.

So, she asks the neighborhood "wallflower" Mary Lou, to aid her with a project-Mary Lou no longer knowing that "project" is herself.

Mary Lou Picketts desires of falling in love with state track superstar, Nash Rhodes, yet is able to accept Thurman Phillips down the road, if she has to. yet she doesn't are looking to. probably not. while Nash involves Legend for a tune gain and remains on the resort, Suzie units out to completely fit this miss-matched couple.

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How to Be a Comedy Writer by Marc Blake

By Marc Blake

Imagine you are humorous? Writing winning comedy is not only approximately having a present for gags; you must hone your expertise and varnish your humour toearn a dwelling from making humans chuckle. with a view to write stand-up comedy, sketches, sitcoms or perhaps a comedian novel or movie, find out how to be a Comedy author tells you all you want to comprehend and extra in regards to the enterprise, the constitution of jokes and the nuts and bolts of a craft that may be learnt.

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The Women Who Made Television Funny: Ten Stars of 1950s by David C. Tucker

By David C. Tucker

Many of the brilliant and proficient actresses who made the US chortle within the Fifties are off the air this present day, yet their pioneering Hollywood careers irrevocably replaced the face of tv comedy. those clever and sassy ladies effectively negotiated the risks of the male-dominated place of work with type and humor, and the paintings they did within the Nineteen Fifties is artistic nonetheless by way of today's criteria. not able to fall again on robust language, surprise worth, or racial and sexual epithets, the feminine sitcom stars of the Nineteen Fifties entertained with natural expertise and monitor savvy. As they did so, they helped to put the basis for the advance of tv comedy. This booklet will pay tribute to ten famous tv actresses who performed lead roles in well known comedy indicates of the Fifties. every one bankruptcy covers the works and personalities of 1 actress: Lucille Ball (I Love Lucy), Gracie Allen (The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show), Eve Arden (Our leave out Brooks), Spring Byington (December Bride), Joan Davis (I Married Joan), Anne Jeffreys (Topper), Donna Reed (The Donna Reed Show), Ann Sothern (Private Secretary and The Ann Sothern Show), Gale hurricane (My Little Margie and The Gale hurricane exhibit: Oh! Susanna), and Betty White (Life with Elizabeth). for every famous person, a profession comic strip is supplied, concentrating totally on her tv paintings but additionally noting achievements in different parts. Appendices supply solid and workforce lists, a chronology, and an extra biographical cartoon of 10 much less widely used actresses who deserve attractiveness.

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The Myth of Deliverance: Reflections on Shakespeare's by Northrop Frye

By Northrop Frye

In those essays Northrop Frye addresses a query which preoccupied him all through his lengthy and exotic occupation - the belief of comedy, relatively Shakespearean comedy, and its relation to human adventure. In such a lot types of comedy, and definitely within the New Comedy with which Shakespeare was once involved, the emphasis is on relocating in the direction of a climax during which the tip contains the start. this kind of climax is a imaginative and prescient of deliverance or increased strength and freedom. Frye attracts at the Aristotelian inspiration of reversal, or peripeteia, to examine the 3 performs generally called the 'problem comedies': "Measure for Measure," "All's good That Ends Well," and "Troilus and Cressida," exhibiting how they expect the romances of Shakespeare's ultimate interval.

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More Filthy Dirty Jokes by Platinum Press

By Platinum Press


Some humans can't get enough....If you like filthy, soiled jokes, then you'll quite love


Get down and soiled with this number of absolutely tasteless humor sure to offend almost about everyone!

Husbands & Wives
Old People
Stupid People

...Plus X-Rated Riddles, affordable One-Liners, and extra! So unplug the sensitivity chip, and prepare to giggle out loud at


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The Lost Second Book of Aristotle's Poetics by Walter Watson

By Walter Watson

Of the entire writings on thought and aesthetics—ancient, medieval, or modern—the most crucial is certainly Aristotle’s Poetics, the 1st philosophical treatise to propound a conception of literature. within the Poetics, Aristotle writes that he'll communicate of comedy—but there isn't any additional point out of comedy. Aristotle writes additionally that he'll handle catharsis and an research of what's humorous. yet he doesn't really deal with any of these rules. The surviving Poetics is incomplete.

Until this present day. the following, Walter Watson bargains a brand new interpretation of the misplaced moment publication of Aristotle's Poetics. in accordance with Richard Janko’s philological reconstruction of the epitome, a precis first recovered in 1839 and hotly contested thereafter, Watson mounts a compelling philosophical argument that areas the statements of this precis of the Aristotelian textual content of their real context. Watson renders lucid and entire causes of Aristotle’s principles approximately catharsis, comedy, and a precis account of the different sorts of poetry, rules that inspired not just Cicero’s thought of the ridiculous, but additionally Freud’s thought of jokes, humor, and the comic.

Finally, greater than millennia after it was once first written, and after years of scrutiny, Aristotle’s Poetics is extra entire than ever ahead of. the following, ultimately, Aristotle’s misplaced moment booklet is located back.

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I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

By Sophie Kinsella

I’ve misplaced it. the single factor on this planet I wasn’t imagined to lose. My engagement ring. It’s been in Magnus’s relations for 3 generations. And now the exact same day his mom and dad are coming, I’ve misplaced it. the exact same day! don't hyperventilate, Poppy. remain confident !!
Poppy Wyatt hasn't ever felt luckier. She is ready to marry her excellent guy, Magnus Tavish, yet in a single afternoon her “happily ever after” starts to disintegrate. not just has she misplaced her engagement ring in a lodge hearth drill yet within the panic that follows, her mobile is stolen. As she paces shakily round the foyer, she spots an deserted cell in a trash can. Finders keepers! Now she will depart a host for the inn to touch her once they locate her ring. Perfect!
good, ideal other than that the phone’s proprietor, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn’t agree. He wishes his mobilephone again and doesn’t take pleasure in Poppy examining his messages and wading into his own life.
What ensues is a hilarious and unpredictable flip of occasions as Poppy and Sam more and more upend every one other’s lives via emails and textual content messages. As Poppy juggles marriage ceremony arrangements, mysterious cellphone calls, and hiding her left hand from Magnus and his mom and dad . . . she quickly realizes that she is in for the most important shock of her lifestyles.

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Too Bold for the Box Office: The Mockumentary from Big by Cynthia J. Miller

By Cynthia J. Miller

Although thought of a comparatively new style, the mockumentary has existed approximately so long as filmmaking itself and has turn into essentially the most universal types of movie and tv comedy this day. so one can higher comprehend the bigger cultural truths artfully woven into their deception, those works reveal simply how tenuous and tricky our collective understandings of our social worlds can be.

In Too daring for the field place of work: The Mockumentary from significant monitor to Small, Cynthia J. Miller has assembled essays by means of students and filmmakers who learn this particular cinematic shape. separately, every one of those essays appears to be like at a given example of mockumentary parody and subversion, studying the ways that every one calls into query our assumptions, pleasures, ideals, or even our senses. Writing approximately nationwide movie, tv, and new media traditions as varied as their backgrounds, this volume’s participants discover and theorize the workings of mockumentaries, in addition to the techniques and motivations of the writers and filmmakers who introduced them into being.

Reflections through filmmakers Kevin Brownlow (It occurred Here), Christopher Hansen (The right Care and Feeding of An American Messiah), and Spencer Schaffner (The city Literacy Manifesto) upload valued point of view and considerably deepen the discussions present in the volume’s different contributions. This number of essays on motion pictures, tv programming, and new media illustrates universal threads working throughout cultures and eras and makes an attempt to respond to sweeping existential questions about the character of social lifestyles and the human condition.

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Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World: A Novel by Donald Antrim

By Donald Antrim

"A darkish, suburban delusion . . . richly humorous, even whimsical, and bizarrely familiar." —The New Yorker

In the beach neighborhood of Donald Antrim’s Elect Mr. Robinson for a greater international, the voters are restless. The mayor has fired stinger missiles into the Botanical Garden reflecting pool, and his public execution was once a messy affair. As those hawkish suburbanites give a boost to their houses with lethal moats and land mines, a former third-grade instructor named Pete Robinson steps ahead with a tenuous bid to switch the mayor. yet can a person fulfill the poor will of the folk? by means of turns humorous and phantasmagorical, fiercely clever and inventive, Donald Antrim’s tale of suburban civics became macabre is a brand new American classic.

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