NPR Laughter Therapy A Comedy Collection for the Chronically Serious Looking for an alternative to the seriously reliable soothing yet informative sound of NPR Try NPR Prepare to be surprised by this collection of interviews with some of the funniest personalities on

  • Title: NPR Laughter Therapy: A Comedy Collection for the Chronically Serious
  • Author: National Public Radio
  • ISBN: 9781622310388
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Looking for an alternative to the seriously reliable, soothing yet informative sound of NPR Try NPR Prepare to be surprised by this collection of interviews with some of the funniest personalities on the planet, and by the memorable, unbelievable news that delights NPR listeners on the 1st of April each year Interviews include Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold LlLooking for an alternative to the seriously reliable, soothing yet informative sound of NPR Try NPR Prepare to be surprised by this collection of interviews with some of the funniest personalities on the planet, and by the memorable, unbelievable news that delights NPR listeners on the 1st of April each year Interviews include Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Groucho Marx, Ernie Kovacs, Stepin Fetchit, Sid Caesar, Lucille Ball, Carl Reiner, Jonathan Winters, Dick Van Dyke, Bob Newhart, Marlo Thomas, Bob and Ray, Billy Crystal, Jerry Seinfeld, Kristen Wiig, Louis C.K Jim Gaffigan, Aisha Tyler, Sarah Silverman, Gabriel Iglesias, Eddie Izzard, Mike Birbiglia and .

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    1. Having read some pretty emotional stories lately and about to embark on A Little Life, I opted to listen to this a few days ago. I was hoping for something really funny but this was instead a collection of interviews and April Fools broadcasts. Apparently I missed the memo on the latter as I listened to the story of the lead-lined walls of a coffee shop that bans smartphones and makes percolator coffee one cup at a time. I was scheming how to get there and marveling at the brilliance of it all. [...]

    2. I thought this quick little group of ads and interviews was funny. Some of the comedians are no longer with us and I miss some of the humor and words of wisdom from these class comedy greats!

    3. A collection of interviews and skit bits from famous comics on NPR. If you like the NPR style you'll find this more enjoyable. It also helps to be older and know who these comics are.

    4. I was hoping for a good laugh, but I discovered this was NPR humor. I should have known of course, since it says NPR. I forgot that their humor is NOT laugh out loud funny and in this case, not even chuckling funny. It barely rises to the level of mildly amusing. There was a fake April fools news story that was much longer and took far more resources to produce than it merited. Fortunately, the audio book was very short.

    5. Some amusing stories. What makes it worth listening to is Phyllis Diller's laugh. That was the real therapy!

    6. I love NPR. And I love the comedy bits on NPR. This collection of interviews & skits was, eh, okay. Not laugh out loud funny but amusing now & again. The best was definitely the Mel Brooks interview.

    7. I'm not sure this is a book. I think audiobooks are books because it's a written document, even if someone is reading it to me. But is something that was never written a book? Probably not, even though spoken word seems to come close. Because it could be written down. Then there's the fact that it is on , and the public library shelved it in the audiobook section. So, for the purposes of this review, we'll call it an audiobook.Now that's established, on to opinion. I checked this out because it [...]

    8. More fun than funny, in a very NPR kind of way: thoughtful, interesting, made me smile much.Do you ever discover a potential to-be-read title from another book you're reading, and follow it?Like when I read Jane Austin's Northanger Abbey, originally published in 1817, in which protagonist Catherine Morland referred to reading (and was getting herself all psyched-out over) the Gothic horror-romance novel, The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe, published in 1794. I adored Mysteries of Udolpho [...]

    9. This wasn't quite what I was hoping for. From the title, I was expecting some laugh-out-loud moments, but I didn't quite get there. It's mostly interviews with comedians mixed in with some weird fake news bits that weren't funny at all. The interviews were fine - Phyllis Diller, Stephen Colbert, Mo Rocca, Joan Rivers, just not bust-a-gut funny.

    10. I listened to NPR Laughter Therapy via Overdrive. It's a collection of interviews with well-known comedians and NPR "news" segments aired on April 1st. While this audio compilation managed to get a few laughs out of me, for the most part, I found it terribly boring. I think the quintessentially American references were lost on me as well.

    11. For being a book shelved in the "humor" section, I didn't find it very funny. There wasn't enough explanation between interviews and stories, and it really missed by not having a concrete narrative arc.

    12. Just because these are interviews with comedians doesn't make it funny. At most this elicited a wry smile every once in a while.

    13. THIS WAS SO FUNNY I BLEW A CIRCUIT. HA. HA HA. HA./robot modeThe interviews with comedians are interesting, but other than Drew Carey, there was very little that was actually funny.

    14. Not as mirthful as I'd hoped. The interviews with comedians were better than the joke news stories, but most still fell flat. They were interviews, after all, not stand-up routines.

    15. This was a nice little collection of humorous NPR programming. I much preferred the interviews with comedians to the satirical pieces though.

    16. Kept me laughing the whole time! Great distraction to everyday life. Easy to tune into. Short stories so it was great for short periods in the car. It was audio version only.

    17. I listened to this book and enjoyed much of it, especially the fake news stories, but I can't imagine this book coming across as well if I read it instead.

    18. I am an NPR fan. But this was not nearly as funny as I had hoped or expected. The funniest material was at the start and it was a downward spiral from there.

    19. An enjoyable collection of interviews with funny people and spoof news items, like the man who had invented a translation device for dogs or a the creation of a pipeline that would pump Starbucks coffee directly to consumers.It was fun, but as a NPR listener, I'd heard some of it before, so although I did chuckle a few times here or there it wasn't laugh-out-loud hilarious. Perhaps I need more laughter therapy.I feel a little like I'm cheating recording that I've read this, when in fact, it was [...]

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