10,000 Of The World's Funniest Gags, Anecdotes, And One-liners
Castle Books, 1993. FIRST EDITION, 2nd printing. Near mint condition, like new. Original dust jacket, like new, not price clipped. Laugh along with Uncle Miltie! Here are 10,000 of Berle's funniest gags, anecdotes, and one-liners collected during the course of his unforgettable vaudeville, radio, film, and TV days. FROM THE CRITICS Library Journal As the title suggests, this is a sequel to Mr. Television's earlier Milton Berle's Private Joke File and stands with his other literary productions: Out of My Trunk (1945); Earthquake ( LJ 5/15/59); and more. Here one will find, alphabetically arranged from aardvark to zoo, thousands of Uncle Miltie's one-liners, anecdotes, and gags. Some are original, some are outright plunderings, and some are rephrasings. For those who need it, there is a recipe for concocting one's own roast. With recent television commercials by Berle offering videos of his golden years on television and now this cornucopia of jokes, one wonders if he is afraid we have forgotten how to laugh. Recommended for public libraries with humor collections; this might additionally be useful in college collections for speech students looking for opening or closing attention-getters for their orations. 553 pages.