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- W. Fisher
Entertaining and informative
Loved it, but he jumped from comedian to comedian back and forth between them.
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Golden Age Humor At It's Best
Steve Allen does a wonderful job of telling the back stories of such great talents of Jack Benny, Milton Berle, George Burns, and Jimmy Durante. These comics were before my time but they were from an era of my mother's youth. Growing up my mother shared her love of such talents via old movies and they then too became part of my childhood entertainment. It was nice to hear how these talented comics made it into the business and to have their styles defined by Mr. Allen. But the best part was actually listening to audio of these men either doing their routines or just chatting amongst themselves and telling old tales. This was a nice indulgence in nostalgia. This audible is right up there with the "Hi Bob!" by Bob Newhart audiobook; I loved that audio.
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
No, I would not recommend this to a friend because it wasn't that entertaining
Would you be willing to try another book from Steve Allen? Why or why not?
What three words best describe the narrators’s performance?
Not a performance.
Was Funny People worth the listening time?
Yes, it was worth the listening time since I did not know the back story behind these entertainers. Some parts of it were interesting.