Do you want to get to know the woman we first came to love on Comedy Central's Upright Citizens Brigade? Do you want to spend some time with the lady who made you howl with laughter on Saturday Night Live, and in movies like Baby Mama, Blades of Glory, and They Came Together? Do you find yourself daydreaming about hanging out with the actor behind the brilliant Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation? Did you wish you were in the audience at the last two Golden Globes ceremonies, so you could bask in the hilarity of Amy's one-liners?
If your answer to these questions is "Yes Please!" then you are in luck. In her first book, one of our most beloved funny folk delivers a smart, pointed, and ultimately inspirational read. Full of the comedic skill that makes us all love Amy, Yes Please is a rich and varied collection of stories, lists, poetry (Plastic Surgery Haiku, to be specific), photographs, mantras and advice. With chapters like "Treat Your Career Like a Bad Boyfriend," "Plain Girl Versus the Demon" and "The Robots Will Kill Us All" Yes Please will make you think as much as it will make you laugh. Honest, personal, real, and righteous, Yes Please is full of words to live by.
Six-time Emmy Award-winning funny man Tim Conway, best known for his roles on The Carol Burnett Show, offers a straight-shooting and hilarious memoir about his life on stage and off as an actor and comedian.
In the annals of TV history, few entertainers have captured as many hearts, tickled as many funny bones, and brought as many families together in living rooms across America as Tim Conway. In Whatâs So Funny? he brings his hilarious hijinks from the screen to the page.
Conwayâs often-improvised humor, razor-sharp timing, and hilarious characters have made him one of the funniest and most authentic performers to grace the stage and studio. As Carol Burnett has said, âthereâs no one funnierâ than Tim Conway. Now, Conway takes us on a seventy-year, rags-to-riches journey that is touchingly comical and ultimately inspiring, from his pranks in small Ohio classrooms during the Great Depression to his pitch-perfect performances on national TV and in major motion pictures. Along the way, Conway shares hilarious and often moving accounts of the glory days of The Carol Burnett Show; his famous partnerships with entertainment greats like Harvey Korman, Don Knotts, and Dick Van Dyke; and his friendships with stars like Betty White, Bob Newhart, and, of course, Carol Burnett, who also provides an intimate foreword to the book.
As Conway continues to tour the country giving live comedy performances that enchant his always eager audiences, Whatâs So Funny? brings his warmth, humor, and heart to delight and inspire fans everywhere.
Following the news, engaging in political debate, or going to the opera is all well and good, but from time to time you just need to sit back and look at some old-fashioned beefcake. Team that with some crayons, pens, and markers, and what do you have?
HEAVEN! IN AN ACTIVITY BOOK!
Color Me Swooon will leave you weak in the knees as you and your pens caress chiseled features and chest hair. Along with coloring, youâll rate more than sixty gorgeous guys on swoon-worthy-ness, as well as learning what in their lives (beyond their killer looks, duh) makes them so hot. From Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Will Smith to Daniel Craig, Jake Gyllenhaal, and even One Direction, all the heartthrobs are here, and in no particular order. (Except for Ryan Gosling, who is first. Obviously.)
So what are you waiting for? Get out your crayons and color those hotties good.
Two veterans of offbeat Internet humor hilariously combine the mindless fun of children's coloring books with the mind-numbing realities of modern adult life
With over 200 comedy videos and 75 million Youtube views to their credit, Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen know how to make people laugh. Their YouTube video, "Hipster Olympics" racked up nearly three million hits and quickly attained worldwide cult status, which led to opportunities to create original content for Comedy Central, MTV, College Humor, Â theÂ Huffington Post, The Onion and Slate. Now, the duo put their prolific creative talents to work in Coloring for Grown-Ups. The artwork resembles that of a children's activity book, while actually offering an ironic look at the stereotypes, habits, and challenges of modern adulthood.Â Coloring for Grown-Ups includes more than 50 fun activities, such as:
* 6 Steps for Compromising Your Integrity and Goals!
* "Hipster or Homeless?"
* Color the Potential Terrorists!
* Draw the person you thought you'd grow up to be before you abandoned all your hopes and dreams!
Darkly humorous--and fun for any occasion --Coloring for Grown-Ups is the perfect stocking stuffer for reluctant adults of any age.
Any drama ministry will benefit from these crowd-pleasing sketches. Isaac Air Freight pioneered the use of sketch comedy from a Christian perspective in the late '70s/early '80s. Their eclectic blend of satirically humorous sketches are still relevant, still hilarious, still imbued with deep spiritual truths. This book contains material from their fourteen years of concert tours and five of their best-selling comedy albums, as well as numerous radio and TV appearances. It features a collection of zany characters, including a hapless private eye, a hippie leftover, an excitable sportscaster and many spoofed TV characters recognizable to every Baby Boomer. Each sketch is preceded by helpful information about the cast, setting, props and costumes. Cast sizes vary from one to twelve characters. Playing times run from five to thirty minutes. Performance rights and permission to reproduce sketches are included with the book's purchase. Use as sermon illustrations or put several together for a fundraising variety show or dinner theatre. Watch comedy work its magic on your audience by breaking down barriers so the message gets through. Thirty-four sketches including: Jerusalem Dragnet, Prodigal Joe, Leave It to Squirrellie, Specs O'Keefe in the Case of the Missing First Love, P. & R. Lucre Tithe Service, Heretic Jeopardy and twenty-eight others.
Twenty-five sketches performance-tested by the Jeremiah People, including: Sure You Won't Change Your Mind?; Too Much Complaining; In the Sanhedrin Waiting Room; A Typical Drive to Work; Sneak Previews. Plus 'how-to' tips on blocking, theatre games, lighting and sound, rehearsals, and more.
These 9 truly laugh-out-loud skits teach the Bible and captivate kids every time they're performed! Chris and Sue Chapman strike again...with easy-to-use skits that can be used as discussion starters, learning tools, entertainment, or even full-scale productions...all guaranteed to tickle the funny bone. Involve everyone! There are tiny bit parts, in-between parts, and long speaking roles. Youth workers can find something for each of their kids to do! Even the most hesitant teenagers will be laughing, learning, and having a good time.
Laugh more. Have deeper discussions. Your best youth skit collection from ministry experts has just arrived! 20 creative skits pull the superficial answers off stage and put the spotlight on where teenagers stand in their own faith.
Use drama and storytelling--powerful, relevant ways to communicate God's truth and lead teenagers in exploring current spiritual topics as they grow closer to Jesus. Skits are funny, surprising, and thought-provoking--anything but "preachy" or "cheesy". Skits are 5 to 10 minutes long.
You get detailed information for setting up, casting, and carrying out relevant skits, including:
Details for set up and casting.
Ways to customize skits to fit your ministry in many settings.
An experiential devotion and discussion--including Scripture passage and questions for teenagers to explore together for each skit.
Bonus ideas for expanding skits.
Plus, great ways to take decorating, costumes, and props to the next level. Customize the skits to fit your youth group!
Skits that vary in tone, style, and pace--from hilarious to surprising to emotionally moving.
Great for all youth group settings: large group meetings, Sunday school classes, outreach events, and message illustrations. The Top 20 Skits for Youth Ministry is a powerful tool for teenagers to share their faith with non-Christian audiences.
CD with background sound effects and downloadable print pieces to enhance the skits.