Six-time Emmy Award-winning funnyman Tim Conway, best known for his characters on The Carol Burnett Show, offers a straight-shooting and hilarious memoir about his life on stage and off as an actor and comedian. In television history, few entertainers have captured as many hearts and made as many people laugh as Tim Conway.
There's nothing in the world that Tim Conway would rather do than entertain - and in his first-ever memoir, What's So Funny?, that's exactly what he does. From his pranks in small Ohio classrooms to his performances on national television and movies, Tim has been cracking people up for more than seventy years. Long regarded as one of the funniest comedians around, Tim also boasts an inspiring rags-to-riches story.
What's So Funny? captures Tim's journey from life as an only child raised by loving but outrageous parents in small-town Ohio during the Great Depression, to his tour of duty in the Army - which would become training for his later role in McHale's Navy - to his ascent as a national star and household name. By tracing his early path, this audiobook reveals the origins of many of Tim's unforgettable characters - from Mr. Tudball and the Oldest Man to Mickey Hart to everyone's favorite, Dorf.
What's So Funny? shares the hilarious accounts of the glory days of The Carol Burnett Show and his famous partnerships with entertainment greats like Harvey Korman, Don Knotts, Dick Van Dyke, Betty White, Vicki Lawrence, Bob Newhart, and of course, Carol Burnett. As a bonus, listeners will enjoy never-before-shared stories of hilarious behind-the-scenes antics on McHale's Navy and The Carol Burnett Show.
©2013 Tim Conway (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Did not read the print version.
The honesty and truth of it, and that it is possible to write a book without offensive language.
It's like sitting across from him in a coffee shop having a conversation.
It made me happy to hear about a wonderful person talking about his life without any regrets or bitterness. I laughed so hard, I had to listen to some of the funny parts two or three times.
One book you can listen to with your youngest children or grand kids. It will show them that a person can talk to 8 hour without using one four-letter word.
Tim Conway goes through his life and invites us along for the story. This is not a stiff year-by-year but has a conversational tone as he reads the book. Great comedian, great actor, and a very humble man. I really enjoyed this as an audible book and would highly recommend.
I can't really recommend this book for anyone. I hung in ther for three chapters and it wasn't getting any better so I stopped. So sorry, Tim!
I couldn't get over the presentation. It sounded like he was reading not speaking. Pronouncing a long 'A' in every instance of 'A' friend, 'A' boy, etc. Tough listen.
I love a good book...
Wow! I grew up watching Tim Conway and his gang. Listening to his stories about how he came to Hollywood and mastered the world of comedy was a great ride. Thanks for sharing, Tim! Looking forward to "Son of..."
sports announcer, cyclist, enjoys to travel and the outdoors.
this book at times had me laughing so hard I was crying. Its a fun lighthearted read.
Yes but not as in depth as I would have liked
More behind the scenes or stories about the shows he was involved in. a bit shallow.I was taken aback by his opening where he stated that he was bored reading it. Not a great way to start a book.
I was expecting it to have been narrated by the author. It took a while to get used to the narrator but he gave it a good shot
It's written by and about one of the funniest people who ever lived.
Every chapter has at least one such moment, usually more.
He sounds like he's trying too hard to be the funny one, like a hammy Borscht Belt comic. I've liked other stuff he's narrated.
No, I wanted to make it last.
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