People who know comedy recommend Ken Allen's Pilfered Patter
as the book to get. Don Lawton, Bill Larsen Jr., John Braun and other professional entertainers and comedy writers raved about the material in Pilfered Patter No. 1
. But we didn't stop there. Introducing Pilfered Patter 1.5
, the new and improved ebook of comic monologues, one- and two-liners, gags, jokes and funny stories to intersperse during or between effects in your routine.
Nothing is off limits - not even sex - which is why this ebook carries a warning that it may not be appropriate for those under 17 years of age. (There's a chapter that contains "blue" material for adults only.)
And, while we did leave in the half dozen or so pieces of somewhat dated material, we added a bonus of twenty new funny stories and bits to give you even more for your hard-earned money.
Topics range from politics to married life to random observations to magic to gambling to religion to heckler stoppers and back again. Is it funny? Your audience will think so. But don't take our word for it. Here are a few testimonials from those in the know:
"As choice a collection of American humor as you're likely to find anywhere today. All the material is top rate, having been carefully screened (pilfered) and altered by the author for his own use. The more I read of this type of humor, the more I realize that most people are not just born funny, they acquire it ... and from booklets of this type. I'm still chuckling over some of the things I've just finished reading in PILFERED PATTER, and I'm sure you'll find the material just as funny as I do. You'll get more than your money's worth in this one and pick up some really good, really funny material." - John J. Crimmins, Jr.
"A wonderful bargain." - Bill Larsen, Jr.
"If your show is 100% politically correct, then please don't buy this book. If, however, you want a 'zinger' or two to liven up a night club or casino gig, or to good-naturedly take back control when a heckler interrupts, then this is a must-have collection." - T. A. Whitney
"If you are an emcee or if you do magical monologues, you will find much useful material here. A bargain." - John Braun
1st edition 1958, PDF 41 pages.
word count: 10557 which is equivalent to 42 standard pages of text