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by NPR | Read by Peter Sagal [Host]

This well-harvested collection of NPR interviews, April Fool’s news reports, and other skits is bound to garner smiles and inspire thoughts about comedy for any listener. From Drew Carey to Phyllis Diller, Joan Rivers, Mel Brooks, and others, the collection includes great interviews that can sometimes offer a very different view of the interviewee—as when Diller talks about the challenges of being in a male-dominated field and Fred Willard and Martin Mull discuss their decade-spanning collaboration. The mixture of material provides something for everyone, and Peter Sagal’s introduction helps to pull it all together. The only complaint listeners will have with the production is that, at just over two hours, it’s not nearly long enough. L.E. 2014 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine