Sunday, December 27, 2015

What, and Quit Show Business?

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It's the third day of Christmas and I have a present for you, my loyal blog readers. No, it's not three French hens. Even better: a free chapter from my new book. The performing arts chapter, of course!

Ordering info in right panel, propaganda below, followed by pdf of chapter five. Enjoy!

How Many Surrealists Does It Take 
to Screw in a Lightbulb? 
Why did the Intellectual Cross the Road 
and Walk into a Bar?
A collection of over 
1,000 cartoons, jokes, and epigrams 
for the over-educated and cognitively curious 
(yes, that means you!) 
as compiled and for the most part understood 
by John Howard Towsen, Ph.D. 

“A book to treasure!” 

Bill Irwin, award-winning actor and vaudevillian (Waiting for Godot; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Fool Moon; Old Hats)

"This book is surreally funny!”
Ray Lesser, humor writer; founder & editor, Funny Times

“It’s a must for any fan of comedy."
Fred Willard, legendary film and tv comic actor (Second City; Fernwood 2 Night; This Is Spinal Tap; Waiting for Guffman; Best in Show; Jay Leno; Everybody Loves Raymond

“A wonderful book!” 

Sidney Harris, celebrated cartoonist (20+ collections published)

“A bang-on book!” 

Craig Yoe, cartoonist and comics historian;


Janeane Garofalo, actor, activist, pioneer of alt. stand-up comedy. (SNL; West Wing; Reality Bites; Ben Stiller; Larry Sanders)

""I am thrilled! It's a page-turner, with fantastic continuity. I am truly honored to be able to share funny with you." 

Bill Marx, composer, concert pianist, author —and son of Harpo.

“Light up, lighten up, and laugh your butt off.” 

Phil Proctor, writer/performer (Firesign Theatre;

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