Stories from a Joke Thief

Stories from a Joke Thief

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For over 50 years, stand-up comic Buddy Stein has brought laughter wherever he has appeared—on television, in nightclubs, in theaters, in retirement homes, at store openings, and on golf courses across the country.From his “green years” in the Catskills to his hilarious appearance on the Merv Griffin Show and the night he upstaged Jackie Gleason, Buddy continued following his dream. He wanted to make people laugh, just like Rodney Dangerfield, Buddy Hackett, Alan King, and Henny Youngman.But because he had a family to raise, Buddy had to keep a full-time job while awaiting his “big break.” And when the break did arrive, Buddy had to make the best decision possible for himself and his family.Stories from a Joke Thief is more than a memoir. It is also a collection of Buddy’s favorite jokes from his personal archives—many of which he used in his act. They are hilarious, often irreverent, and sometimes downright racy, whether lampooning golfers, air travel, the aging, doctors, or marriage. As Buddy puts it, “The memories and anecdotes are basically accurate. If anyone is offended or insulted by some of the jokes and stories, it’s purely intentional!”show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 299 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.1 x 22.9mm | 498.96g
  • Hats Off Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 1587364522
  • 9781587364525