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The Naked Jape: Uncovering The Hidden World Of Jokes

The Naked Jape Uncovering The Hidden World Of Jokes Is Man the only animal that laughs Why are clowns so scary Do jokes make children intelligent Are men funnier than women Can God take a joke What s brown and sticky Top comedian Jimmy Carr and fellow

  • Title: The Naked Jape: Uncovering The Hidden World Of Jokes
  • Author: Jimmy Carr Lucy Greeves
  • ISBN: 9780141025155
  • Page: 214
  • Format: Paperback
  • Is Man the only animal that laughs Why are clowns so scary Do jokes make children intelligent Are men funnier than women Can God take a joke What s brown and sticky Top comedian Jimmy Carr and fellow joke lover Lucy Greeves tour the strange and wonderful world of jokes to find out what s funny and why With over 400 of the best jokes ever told, The Naked JapeIs Man the only animal that laughs Why are clowns so scary Do jokes make children intelligent Are men funnier than women Can God take a joke What s brown and sticky Top comedian Jimmy Carr and fellow joke lover Lucy Greeves tour the strange and wonderful world of jokes to find out what s funny and why With over 400 of the best jokes ever told, The Naked Jape is both a lesson in joke making and a damn good laugh.

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    1. This is a fun book! A professional comic and his friend, who seems to be some kind of academic type, collaborate to write a treatise on the nature of humour. They've done a good job, and there is at least one joke on every page - a really varied assortment too, ranging from traditional staples (What's brown and sticky?) to sophisticated meta-jokes. Some of the ones I liked most are in my updates.You can read it for the jokes alone, but I thought the discussion was at least as worthwhile. They lo [...]

    2. Absorbing, funny and surprisingly well written. This is not a shameless celebrity cash-in, this is apparently something which the two authors cared about and wanted to do properly. They manage the tricky balancing act of fitting plenty of laughs in the text while also taking the subject seriously and giving the reader a really informative and fascinating discussion. Their investigation into every aspect of jokology takes in Elegba the trickster god, The Wise Men of Gotham, the ancient Roman idio [...]

    3. I considered covering this up when I read it outside, as Jimmy Carr is one of those comedians who make ironic or ambiguous offensive jokes, then quite happily accept ticket money from people who wouldn't know irony or ambiguity if they hit themselves in the face with them.Al Murray, he's the worst one for it. And he has such kind eyes.Anyway, having said that, I like Jimmy, and his jokes make me laugh SO PERHAPS THE JOKE IS ON ME. This book is a very good exploration of all the different aspects [...]

    4. This was fantastic. I'm a huge fan of Jimmy Carr, so I was expecting an informative book with a humorous and engaging narrator. I was not disappointed. (Kudos to Lucy Greeves as well for her part in the writing--don't want to leave her out, because they co-wrote this so flawlessly that I don't know who wrote what). I enjoyed the scattered jokes, the observations on the role humor plays in our lives, and the stories about the effects humor has had on specific people throughout history. To save an [...]

    5. Although there is a joke at the foot of every page and a dozen between chapters, this is not a particularly funny book. This is a genuine attempt to locate the place that the joke and laughter occupy in the human psyche. As the quote from E. B. White says at the start of chapter five; “Analysing humour is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested, and the frog dies.”This is a genuinely well thought out treatise into the nature of humour and well worth a look provided you realise that [...]

    6. Amusing read but no great insight into comedy. Surprised by the amount of toilet humour and 'Carry-On'-style innuendo in a book with pretensions to be a bit more thoughtful. What came across clearly from the authors was that there are still taboos in comedy for modern comedians, the taboos now are anything that contest the brainless liberal ideology that underpins their own thinking.The research quoted was just confirmation bias to give the appearance of depth to a book that studiously avoided a [...]

    7. The best book I've ever read about humor and laughing, from one of my favorite comics too. Very deep and serious examination of humor, its history, its functions, its value. Great, great jokes too!

    8. Surprisingly scholarly and incredibly boring. Read it strictly for the jokes and skip 90% of the theories and rhetoric.

    9. I bought and read this believing it to be a 'how to get more humor in your delivery book'. It isn't. In this tome, Carr and his co-author repeat the same turgid point chapter after chapter, "Jokes are funny. People like them. If you deconstruct them they loose what makes them funny. "But deconstruct is precisely what Carr and Comrade try to do. Without much success! They do succeed in making the same points over and over and over, though. Yawn. Carr includes a few examples of studies done on hum [...]

    10. A somewhat interesting exploration of the origins of humour, though mainly flimsy and anecdotal. Still, there was an interesting insight into the nature of the offensive joke - that it is possible that as long as we are laughing at people (even if it is hurtful) we at least recognise their humanity; it is only when we dehumanise them that jokes become irrelevant. With this in mind, it is still largely dominated by a snobbish 'you can't joke about that' mentality when it comes to comedians such a [...]

    11. If you know what you are looking for, this book can GIVE YOU EVERYTHING. Okay, that was an exaggeration, but this book is fantastic IF you are looking for a book ABOUT jokes and humor, the history, the politics, the culture of joking. It is a sort of anthropology. THIS IS NOT A JOKE BOOK. There are jokes on every page (straight forward, lining the bottom of the pages, I mean) and in between each chapter. But the text is a brilliant survey of the joke taken from different perspectives: myths, off [...]

    12. Man walks into a barI got about three-fourths through this book, which was quite fairly enjoyable and mildly thought provoking, when I took it into a regular Friday night Chinatown haunt, and, due to some sadly predictable stupidity between the drunken owner and a douchebag patron, decided that I wanted to be elsewhere. It didn't seem worthwhile wading back into the shitstorm (the cops had everything under control) to retrieve it, so I guess I'll never know how it turns out. I'm sure it'll be to [...]

    13. Like most people you probably think Jimmy Carr is a bit of a cock. That occasionally funny bloke who lives on comedy pannel shows and those shows about the 50 most blah blah blah movies/show/events that seem to fill up the Saturday night TV schedule whilst sucking the life out of you. Actual his stand-up material is quite good if a bit formulaic.Well along with Lucy Greeves (ok she probably did most of the work) he has gone and written a rather brilliant book about comedy. There's also a joke an [...]

    14. Definitely a good history of jokes and joking. Many glaring omissions fails to acknowledge many of the UK 70s comedians who paved the way for alternative comedians as a reaction; instead we get the typical "Bernard Manning was racist". Too many quotes from Jimmy Carr's jokes, we know he co-wrote the book, but in places it feels more like a vanity project than an attempt to cover the history of jokes. The book also drifts into feeling a lot like somebody's university media studies thesis and neve [...]

    15. Jimmy Carr is a British comic who doesn't do bits, chunks or long form observations. He writes and performs jokes and has thought a lot about that process. This book explores what makes us laugh and traces the sociology and history of jokes. At the bottom of every page is a joke, some unattributed, some by Carr and many by others. Carr and co author Greeves met at Cambridge and their prose is informed and entertaining. Highly recommended. This book was published in the UK as "The Naked Jape." Th [...]

    16. Not only a really interesting dissection of how jokes and humour in general work, but it's a joke book too. I laughed out loud many times while reading! You don't even have to like Jimmy Carr to enjoy the book ;)

    17. It's been a few years since I read it, but the more I think about it, the more I believe this is the best non-fiction book I've ever read, leaving a more lasting impression on me, as a person, than any other.

    18. It's got Jimmy Carr in, which makes it aces already. I am very impressed with the balance of scholarly study and a relaxed tone in this volume. If you want to read a book about jokes, not just of jokes, then I would suggest this one.

    19. I only read the first two chapters of this book. I doubt I will finish reading it; at least not in the new future. I found that it was just repeating the same point over and over, and not even then jokes at the ends of chapters were making it worthwhile.

    20. The text is rather not funny, giving an wide-ranging analysis of jokes and history, etc. Many of the "bottom-of-the-page" (one on most every page!) jokes are pretty funny, and the section of longer jokes before every chapter holds many funny ones also. Overall, a decent read.

    21. This is a good overview of the research and theory behind humor. The authors try a little too hard to be funny themselves; sometimes I would rather read it in a straightforward tone. It's fun and interesting, though, very well-researched, and a good gateway to other resources in the field.

    22. I found this in a charity shop so my cash went to Barnado's rather than some offshore tax haven. Surprisingly absorbing and well researched book.

    23. Fascinating book about the history of jokes, why we laugh, etc. and it contains a lot of jokes that are great fun. A wonderful summer read.

    24. Nice overview. On one hand it's great that the authors tried to be scientific, on the other hand, they did not manage to distinguish between good research and weird speculation.

    25. This book is a funny look at jokes that works well. They explore joking in our society, history, what it's for, how humour is useful, theories of humour, offense, and every other part of joking.

    26. An interesting book on the subject of jokes.Compiled by the comedian Jimmy Carr ("Throwing acid is wrong. In some people's eyes.")

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