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?

What do you get if you cross a joke book with a vivid, funny and fascinating look at what makes us laugh?

Join top comedian Jimmy Carr and his best friend and fellow joke-lover Lucy Greeves on a whistle-stop tour of the strange and wonderful world of jokes. With jokes. From the mysterious pygmy jesters of Ancient Egypt totoday’s stars of stand-up comedy, via Shakespeare, Freud and Lenny Bruce, this journey is by turns thought-provoking and hilarious. And with a connoisseur’s selection of over 400 of the best jokes ever told, The Naked Jape will be sure to find your funny bone.

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"An intelligent, sensitive and wide-ranging study of jokes that is
actually funny"
-- Scotland on Sunday

"The best book about jokes ever" -- David Baddiel, The Times

About the Author:

Jimmy Carr and Lucy Greeves first met at university in 1992, where they bonded over a shared taste for near-the-knuckle stand-up comedy and terrible puns. In 1999, Jimmy binned a perfectly good job in marketing to see if thinking about jokes all day might be more fun. (It was.) Six years later, he persuaded his friend Lucy – by then making her living as a copywriter – to do the same. The Naked Jape is their first book together.

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