Planet funny how comedy took over our culture by Ken Jennings

Cover of: Planet funny | Ken Jennings

Published .

Written in English

Read online

Subjects:

  • Wit and humor,
  • Comedy,
  • History and criticism

About the Edition

Presents a history of humor, from fart jokes on clay Sumerian tablets all the way up to the latest Twitter memes, that tells the story of how comedy came to rule the modern world.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-304) and index.

Book details

StatementKen Jennings
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN6147 .J46 2018
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 312 pages
Number of Pages312
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26952406M
ISBN 101501100580
ISBN 109781501100581
OCLC/WorldCa1035849245

Download Planet funny

Planet Funny covers two interrelated but nonetheless distinct topics: it is a history of modern comedy that explores how that specific type of media has evolved over the last few decades, and it is also an intellectual exploration of the unintentional personal / sociological side effects that come from living in an increasingly media-dense /5.

Planet Funny Scribner Books, May Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture takes readers on a wry, witty, downright LOL journey through the history of humor—from fart jokes on clay Sumerian tablets all the way up to the latest Twitter gags and Facebook memes—to tell the story of how comedy came to rule the modern world.

Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture - Ebook written by Ken Jennings. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture.

In Planet Funny, Ken Jennings explores this brave new comedic world and what it means - or doesn't - to be funny in it now. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year The witty and exuberant New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings relays the history of humor in “lively, insightful, and crawling with goofy factlings,” (Maria Semple, author of Where’d You Go Bernadette)—from fart jokes on clay Sumerian tablets to the latest Twitter gags and Facebook once society’s most coveted trait might /5(2).

Planet Funny is an illuminating take on that old cliché: 'Everybody's a comedian.', Jennings' holistic, incisive argument presents a strong case that our comedy-first culture is resulting in too much of a good thing.

In a punchy, Planet funny book style, he documents humor's history, evolution and. INTERVIEW WITH KEN JENNINGS. When Jeopardy. champ Ken Jennings tweeted trivia, he got crickets.

When he started writing jokes, followers flocked. “This book is mostly Twitter’s fault,” says Jennings, author of Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture, a sidesplitting, brow-furrowing cultural criticism of comedy’s ubiquity in America today.

No, what his book Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over our Culture amounts to, really, is an extended, engaging, deeply knowledgeable, page-long (, if Author: Glen Weldon.

Planet Funny isn't Jennings's first foray into nonfiction — in addition to his many trivia compendia, he's published a book on geography and one on the world of cutthroat subculture of competitive trivia. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year The witty and exuberant New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings relays the history of humor in “lively, insightful, and crawling with goofy Planet funny book (Maria Semple, author of Where’d You Go Bernadette)—from fart jokes on clay Sumerian tablets to the latest Twitter gags and Facebook ed on: J   Planet funny book Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year The witty and exuberant New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings relays the history of humor in “lively, insightful, and crawling with goofy factlings,” (Maria Semple, author of Where’d You Go Bernadette)—from fart jokes on clay Sumerian tablets to the latest Twitter gags and Facebook memes.

Where once society’s most coveted trait might /5(3). Planet Funny is an illuminating take on that old cliché: ‘Everybody’s a comedian.’” — Kliph Nesteroff, author of The Comedians "America’s biggest brain turns his attention to modern comedy — and delivers a book full of humor and insight.

Planet Funny is an illuminating take on that old cliché: ‘Everybody’s a comedian.’” — Kliph Nesteroff, author of The Comedians "America’s biggest brain turns his attention to modern comedy — and delivers a book full of humor and insight.

Planet Funny How Comedy Took Over Our Culture (Book): Jennings, Ken: "For millennia of human history, the future belonged to the strong. To the parent who could kill the most animals with sticks and to the child who could survive the winter or the epidemic. When the Industrial Revolution came, masters of business efficiency prospered instead, and after that we placed our hope in scientific.

Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture explores this brave new comedic world, and offers a full taxonomy of what spawned and defines the modern sense of humor.

"Ken Jennings has done the impossible: he's written an actually funny book about comedy." —Michael Ian Black, comedian. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year The witty and exuberant New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings relays the history of humor in "lively, insightful, and crawling with goofy factlings," (Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go Bernadette)--from fart jokes on clay Sumerian tablets to the latest Twitter gags and Facebook : Scribner Book Company.

Planet Funny How Comedy Took Over Our Culture (Book): Jennings, Ken: Baker & TaylorFrom the witty and exuberant New York Times best-selling author comes a history of humor—from fart jokes on clay Sumerian tablets all the way up to the latest Twitter memes—that tells the story of how comedy came to rule the modern world.

Includes five & TaylorPresents a history of humor, from. Bill keeps messing up. But there's a planet somewhere in outer space filled with aliens just like him read the best funny bedtime stories and free books here.

Entertaining, astounding, and completely head-scratching, Planet Funny is a full taxonomy of what spawned and defines the modern sense of humor. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year From the brilliantly witty and exuberant New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings, a history of humor—from fart jokes on clay Sumerian tablets all the way.

Planet Funny, though, is geared toward a narrow demographic, to which I apparently do not belong. He references many personalities and programs that I've never heard of.

Some of his patter comes across as inside-joke material, which he doesn't bother explaining to us outsiders. For these reasons, the book was tedious and boring.4/4(35).

Planet Funny How Comedy Took Over Our Culture (Book): Jennings, Ken: Presents a history of humor, from fart jokes on clay Sumerian tablets all the way up to the latest Twitter memes, that tells the story of how comedy came to rule the modern world."For millennia of human history, the future belonged to the strong.

To the parent who could kill the most animals with sticks and to the child who. This Hardcover Edition of Ken Jennings's Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture is autographed on a bookplate by Ken Jennings.

From the brilliantly witty and exuberant New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings, a history of humor—from fart jokes on clay Sumerian tablets all the way up to the latest Twitter gags and Facebook memes.

PLANET FUNNY is a broad set of essays on contemporary American comedy without much of a central thesis. Jennings does make assertions about various aspects of comedy, but he supports them with evidence on par with a newspaper editorial or a well-written high school essay.

Planet Funny How Comedy Took Over Our Culture (Book): Jennings, Ken: Presents a history of humor, from fart jokes on clay Sumerian tablets all the way up to the latest Twitter memes, that tells the story of how comedy came to rule the modern world. Listen Free to Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture audiobook by Ken Jennings with a 30 Day Free Trial.

Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet and iOS and Android devices. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year The witty and exuberant New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings relays the history of humor in “lively, insightful, and crawling with goofy factlings,” (Maria Semple, author of Where’d You Go Bernadette)—from fart jokes on clay Sumerian tablets to the latest Twitter gags and Facebook memes.

Planet Funny How Comedy Took Over Our Culture (Book): Jennings, Ken, Presents a history of humor, from fart jokes on clay Sumerian tablets all the way up to the latest Twitter memes, that tells the story of how comedy came to rule the modern world."For millennia of human history, the future belonged to the strong.

To the parent who could kill the most animals with sticks and to the. In Planet Funny, Ken Jennings explores this brave new comedic world and what it means—or doesn’t—to be funny in it now. Tracing the evolution of humor from the caveman days to the bawdy middle-class antics of Chaucer to Monty Python’s game-changing silliness to the fast-paced meta-humor of The Simpsons, Jennings explains how we built.

65 quotes have been tagged as funny-book-quotes: E.A. Bucchianeri: ‘You can’t enjoy art or books in a hurry.’, Gena Showalter: ‘(If plan KTB kill the bas.

This book will be enjoyed by everyone ages 3 and up. The Planets in Our Solar System by Franklyn M. Branley. From the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out-Science series, this book provides a lot of information about each planet with funny illustrations that will bring a smile to kids’ faces.

Rent or buy Planet Funny - Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases. ‎ A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year The witty and exuberant New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings relays the history of humor in “lively, insightful, and crawling with goofy factlings,” (Maria Semple, author of Where’d You Go Bernadette)—f.

Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture Ken Jennings. Scribner, $26 (p) ISBN MORE BOOKS YOU'D LIKE. ADVERTISEMENT. MORE FROM PUBLISHERS WEEKLY. Summer Reads Movies - Treasure Planet.

Buy the Paperback Book Planet Funny: How Comedy Ruined Everything by Ken Jennings atCanada's largest bookstore. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. Planet Funny by Ken Jennings Audiobook Try our site with free audio you like 1 Month unlimited Listening $ Try our site with free audio.

champ and New York Times bestselling author, joined us to talk about his new book Planet Funny, which explores the history of humor—from fart jokes on clay Sumerian tablets all the way up to the. Superman vs. Muhammad Ali is an oversize celebrity comics comic book published by DC Comics in The page book features Superman teaming up with the heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali to defeat an alien invasion of was based on an original story by Dennis O'Neil which was adapted by Neal Adams, with pencils by Adams, and figure inks by Dick Giordano with.

Ken Jennings - Planet Funny (Sausalito Store) Wednesday, J - pm From brilliantly witty and exuberant New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings comes a history of humor -- from fart jokes on clay Sumerian tablets all the way up to the latest Twitter gags and Facebook memes -- that tells the story of how comedy came to rule.

In this follow up to the #1 New York Times bestseller I Funny, middle schooler Jamie Grimm has big dreams of being the best stand-up comic in the world - and he won't let the fact that he's wheelchair-bound stand in his winning the New York state finals in the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic Contest, Jamie's off to Boston to compete in the national semi-finals.

7401 views Monday, November 16, 2020