The Naked Jape: Uncovering the Hidden World of Jokes

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Is Man the only animal that laughs?

Why are clowns so scary?

Do jokes make children more 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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An intelligent, sensitive and wide-ranging study of comedy - and jokes, to be more specific - that is actually funny.
-- Scotland on Sunday, November 5, 2006

It's the best book about jokes ever... -- David Baddiel, The Times Online, November 4, 2006

The Naked Jape...is four-fifths analysis of what a joke is and one fifth the only joke book you'll ever need. -- The Times, October 31, 2006

This entertaining little book will give you a better understanding of a joke's important place in the world. -- London Lite, November 14, 2006

About the Author:

Jimmy Carr is the hottest comedian around. A mega-star, he is the face of Channel 4 entertainment, and when he's not on TV he is usually on the road around the country on one of his major national tours. Lucy Greeves has worked as a comedy venue manager and copywriter. She is now a freelance writer. Lucy and Jimmy have been best friends since 1992 where they met at university.

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