The Spirituality of Comedy

The Spirituality of Comedy: Comic Heroism in a Tragic World – January 30, 1995 by Conrad Hyers (Author) To understand comedy is to understand humanity, for the comic sense is central to what it means to be human. Nearly all the major issues with which human beings have exercised themselves are touched upon in some…

Studies of Laughter in Interaction

Studies of Laughter in Interaction by Phillip Glenn (Editor),‎ Elizabeth Holt (Editor) Laughter is pervasive in interaction yet often overlooked in the research. This volume presents a collection of original studies revealing the highly-ordered, complex, and important phenomenon of laughter in everyday interactions. Building on 40 years of conversation analytic research, the authors show how…

The Power of Laughter

The Power of Laughter: Seven Secrets to Living and Laughing in a Stressful World (The Power of Laughter, 1) Paperback – August, 2003 by Gail Hand (Author) Humorous stories about using laughter with family and work situations to bring more joy to your life. Editorial Reviews Review “Delightful” — Audrey Hand, Gail’s Mother, September 1,…

A Prisoner’s Guide to Humor

A Prisoner’s Guide to Humor Paperback – June 10, 2017 by Frank (The Forger) Feldman (Author) The prisoner’s Guide to Humor is an unusual book of jokes intended to bring humor into a setting of endless boredom. A few years ago comedy suddenly became quite the rage at Rahway Prison in New Jersey. It started…

Lessons with Laughter

Lessons with Laughter: Photocopiable Lessons for Different Levels (Instant Lessons Series) by George Woolard (Author) LESSONS WITH LAUGHTER is part of Heinle’s Instant Lessons series – a range of photocopiable books for busy teachers that are quick and easy to use. It is a bank of 92 lessons which can be used with the minimum…

Reeling with Laughter

Reeling with Laughter: American Film Comedies: From Anarchy to Mockumentary Reprint Edition by Michael V. Tueth (Author) Film comedy has been around as long as cinema itself. Over the years, particular forms of the genre have emerged, evolved, and spawned other branches of comedy. While these subgenres may vary in their approach to humor, all…

Humor and Information Literacy

Humor and Information Literacy: Practical Techniques for Library Instruction by Joshua Vossler (Author),‎ Scott Sheidlower (Author) Learn how to successfully employ practical techniques that infuse information literacy instruction with humor. Dozens of practical examples of teaching information literacy using humor Contributions from more than 30 professional academic librarians who share their methods of teaching information…

The Mirth of Nations

The Mirth of Nations by Christie Davies (Editor) The Mirth of Nations is a social and historical study of jokes told in the principal English-speaking countries. It is based on use of archives and other primary sources, including old and rare joke books. Davies makes detailed comparisons between the humor of specific pairs of nations…

Cracking Jokes

Cracking Jokes: Studies of Sick Humor Cycles & Stereotypes Paperback – January 26, 2017 by Alan Dundes (Author),‎ Marc Galanter (Foreword) The 30th Anniversary Edition is a candid academic treatment of offensive and sick humor by the leading folklorist scholar on the topic of jokes and joke cycles. It features insightful, surprising, controversial and thought-provoking…

Strange Bedfellows

Strange Bedfellows: How Late-Night Comedy Turns Democracy into a Joke Hardcover – March 5, 2008 by Russell Peterson (Author) It is no coincidence that presidential candidates have been making it a point to add the late-night comedy circuit to the campaign trail in recent years. In 2004, when John Kerry decided it was time to…