Selected Shorts: Even More Laughs

Selected Shorts Even More Laughs From silly chuckles and rueful ironic glee to deep cosmic laughter this new volume of humorous tales samples the best of recent seasons of the popular public radio series Selected Shorts Featuring s

  • Title: Selected Shorts: Even More Laughs
  • Author: Symphony Space T.C. Boyle Jonathan Lethem Miranda July Julia Slavin Harry Mathews Thomas Meehan Philip Roth
  • ISBN: 9781934033142
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Audio CD
  • From silly chuckles and rueful ironic glee to deep cosmic laughter, this new volume of humorous tales samples the best of recent seasons of the popular public radio series, Selected Shorts Featuring some of the biggest names in Hollywood as performers, this collection finds Emmy Award winning actor Alec Baldwin enacting Julia Slavin s Covered, a far out funny story of aFrom silly chuckles and rueful ironic glee to deep cosmic laughter, this new volume of humorous tales samples the best of recent seasons of the popular public radio series, Selected Shorts Featuring some of the biggest names in Hollywood as performers, this collection finds Emmy Award winning actor Alec Baldwin enacting Julia Slavin s Covered, a far out funny story of an unraveling thread and its grip on the protagonist Queen of the Indies Parker Posey deliciously explains how to teach a group of daffy seniors to swim without a pool in Miranda July s The Swim Team Emmy Award winning comedian Stephen Colbert performs T C Boyle s The Lie, relating the yarn of a man who is drawn deeper and deeper into a tangled web of deceit and hilarity Isaiah Sheffer hysterically delivers an epic once in a lifetime recipe to challenge the bravest cook in Harry Mathews Country Cooking from Central France Roast Boned Rolled Stuffed Shoulder of Lamb Farce Double Tony Award winner Christine Baranski recreates Thomas Meehan s wacky whimsy about a cocktail party guest list composed of two syllable celebrity names in Yma Dream the most popular comic tale in the history of the series.

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    One thought on “Selected Shorts: Even More Laughs”

    1. Hilarious. Seriously. "The Swim Team," may be one of the funniest stories of the bunch. I'd say, pick this book up just for that short. Happily giggled through most of the tellings.

    2. Three stories were funny. Three. The rest? Um. No. They were sad, depressing and even disgusting. Specifically, the first one, read by the always awesome Stephen Colbert, was disgusting. The lie about a dead infant as the central plot? Um. Dead babies are not at all funny, especially when the dad who uses the lie as an excuse to escape from his life is losing *control* of his life. There's no ironic humor to it, period.

    3. I selected this because I was desperate for an audio download, and it was available. Hey, it said it was funny. There are some good performances by some talented actors, many of whom create humor where it doesn't appear to exist in the text. But funny stories? Not so much.

    4. This book contains entertaining and creative short-stories written recently. My favorite was the first one, "The Lie" and the audiobook was read by Stephen Colbert.

    5. The only laughs related to this audiobook were on the recorded laugh track. I'm not sure there were even any smiles.

    6. Wonderful for long commutes, boring jobs, or something to listen to while your hands are busy but your mind isn’t.

    7. This isn't a collection of laugh out loud funny stories, but they are all funny in a situational and ironic way. I enjoyed it - the voice acting really sold it with the stories.

    8. Humor, Like Food, Is Highly SubjectivePublished by Symphony Space in October of 2010Multi-cast performanceDuration: 3 hours, 6 minutesHere is the premise behind Selected Shorts: Even More Laughs - get a collection of funny short stories and have them be read by great performers such as Stephen Colbert and Alec Baldwin.There are eight stories of varying quality. As I noted in the title of this review, humor is very subjective. What I can really tell you is that this set is designed to appeal to a [...]

    9. The correct title is Selected Shorts: Even More Laughs.“Selected Shorts is a program featuring readings of classic and new short fiction, recorded live at New York’s Symphony Space and on tour around the country. This show is produced for radio by Symphony Space and WNYC Radio.” (from the Symphony Space website)Symphony Space has published many audio books, each containing several of the 1 hour radio programs. These are often available at the New York and Brooklyn Public Libraries.Even Mor [...]

    10. Selected Shorts does a great job of finding good quality fiction and pairing it with fine actors to read them for the public. This collection comes through with several very entertaining stories that are superbly presented by talented performers like Stephen Colbert, Alec Baldwin, and Parker Posey. Among my favorites were T.C. Boyle's tale about a guy who doesn't know when to apply the brakes to his telling of lies, Julia Slavin's corporate-funeral farce, Mathews's loony satire on how to cook a [...]

    11. I found many of these stories more sad than funny, and some were just weird. Here my .02:The Lie-- depressingThe Spray-- weirdThe Swim Team-- sadThe Schartz-Metterklume Method-- entertaining**Country Cooking from Central France: Roast Boned Rolled Stuffed Shoulder of Lamb (Farce Double)-- good, funny and well-performedYma Dream-- fun and entertainingCovered-- weirdThe Conversion of the Jews-- interesting but overall so-soSo, I guess I only really liked (and thought were funny) 3 of the 8. :(

    12. An excellent collection of humorous short stories, each presented by a notable actor/narrator. My favorites were T. C. Boyle's "The Lie" read by Stephen Colbert and Saki's "The Schartz-Metterklume Method" performed by Marian Seldes. Each was recorded live (with audience reactions) which makes the presentations even more amazing since there were no do-overs.

    13. More fun live performances of great short stories. These were all new to me - and gave me needed chuckles. Best were T. C. Boyle's "The Lie" read by Stephen Colbert, Miranda July's "The Swim Team" read by Parker Posey, Thomas Meehan's "Yma Dream" read by Christina Baranski and Julia Slavin's "Covered" read by Alec Bladwin.

    14. I didn't listen to the 3rd of 3 disc of these stories, but it's just because I have some other things to listen to. I liked the stories I listened to, they were funny, in a sad, almost horrifying way. Stephen Colbert and Parker Posey's stories especially, but I think both of them are v good with that kind of material.

    15. My favorite story was Yma Dream! Laugh out loud funny! Some weren't truly funny, but it was still a good listen. Stephen Colbert is a good reader; T.C. Boyle's writing always seems to be edgy and this story had the added benefit of humor.

    16. Some if the stories were very funny, some a little less. I really liked the story about the cocktail party. The one about the recipe was good too, although a bit long, which was kind if the point, but a bit tiring.

    17. These were all diverting enough, but Stephen Colbert's reading of T. C. Boyle's "The Lie" and the reading of Roth's "The Conversion of the Jews" are both straight knock-outs. Fantastic readings of exceptional stories.

    18. When you open a collection with T.C. Boyle dark humor read by Stephen Colbert how can you go wrong? Hope the rest of them are as good.----------------Following that one up with "Swim Team" read by Parker Posey certainly keeps my interest.

    19. I enjoyed these short stories and they were all performed beautifully, but funny? There were only two which I found funny the recipe for cooking the lamb shoulder and the final story about the rebellion of the Jewish boy. All the others were definitely tragedies.

    20. I picked this book off the library shelf thinking that anything by NPR must be good I was disappointed in this just was not funny.I was actually offended by the first storyt funny in any way.

    21. I don't count the stories as funny on the whole (although a few had amusing parts to them), but they were very engagingly read, so I enjoyed them for that.

    22. Very much enjoyed these stories, especially the great storytelling by Christine Baranski, Stephen Colbert and Parker Posey. A great audio book to keep you company on a long car drive.

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