Fun read for a road trip! Listened on the way to Oregon form Los Angeles, made the late night driving fun, most definetly kept me awake, laughing.
Ellen's short story telling is light and entertaining
This book made me laugh, hysterically
Did you just ask me if i have any stupid friends?
Write a story rather than attempting a comedy club act.
Everything seemed to be an over-the-top punchline attempt. Not entertaining OR funny.
Most of what I listened to did not seem like "scenes" at all... just a bunch of bad punchlines. The brunch was the only actual "story" I remember.
I got about an hour in, but it was like swallowing glass... so I stopped.
"The Funny Thing Is..." ranks right up there with all of the audiobooks I have listened to. The only drawback, I wished it was material I hadn't seen before. A few of the chapters were word for word the same as a few stand up routines. I guess I don't mind the really funny stuff...which is pretty much the entire book. Never mind, I take it all back.
Tina Fey's Bossypants. Same humor all around.
The Things That Are Bothering Me Today (or something to that effect)....very funny and you are thinking..."Me too!!!" the whole time.
Laugh out loud in the middle of dehydrating slides at work just to have co-scientists look at me probably asking "what the heck is so funny about dehydrating slides?"
No, I felt that it was forced. As if she was paid to write a book and now she had to come up with material. I found myself struggling to finish listening to it, which is not at all what I expected since I typically enjoy Ellen based on her talk show.
Perhaps I thought this would be a memoir or a series of actual anecdotes from her life, but instead it was just jokes that she would perform on a stand-up stage. I didn't find myself laughing at most of them, if not any. I typically enjoy Ellen Degeneres and look forward to seeing her show, but this book just did not do it for me.
I love Ellen and this book is a riot! She is so funny without using expletives or being nasty. Very refreshing.
Sorry, Ellen, I LOVE you - but, seriously, I believe this time could've been better spent doing almost ANYTHING else! Anyone who has watched the daily talk show - as I have/do - has already heard most of this material - for FREE! Comedienne - entrepreneur - pet advocate - loving, caring, friend, companion, boss. All are fitting descriptions of Ellen Degeneres. But, author? ... eh ... not so much.
Narrated by? ... sure! Written by? ... Umm ... maybe not.
a good effort but much improvement in her last book
parts of it...it's
Ellen is great. This book was written earlier in her career.
Several sections are directly from her stand-up show... And while funny, her timing is MUCH better when she is not reading. Not going to lie, was a little disappointed with this one.
After enjoying Sarah Silverman's and Tina Fey's books on long drives with my wife, I took a chance on Ellen's book since my wife is a fan. I couldn't bear it. And my wife didn't argue when I asked if we could turn it off.
Tell us about yourself!
Normally I'm a fan of Ellen but I just didn't get it. I tried listening all the way through but I fell asleep like three time, so I never got through it... Don't waist your credit on this book!