Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | October 29, 2013

‘What’s So Funny?’ Tim Conway’s hilarious life

tim conwayDuring the heyday of the variety show, Tim Conway was one of the funniest men on television.  He loved to make people laugh, and it came easily to him.  The way he tells his story, a script was just a suggestion.  Conway was a pro at ad-libbing and impromptu humor.

I grew up in the age of the variety show, and The Carol Burnett Show was one of my favorites.  Tim Conway and Harvey Korman could really liven up the stage.  In his memoir, “What’s So Funny? My Hilarious Life”, Conway shares the story of how he found his calling and how he drew from his own experiences and family to bring his onstage characters to life.

If you remember Conway’s skits, you will love his autobiography.  You won’t be able to read it with a straight face and you will find many opportunities to laugh out loud. He gives us a humorous look into his early life with stories of his Romanian mother and Irish father, a combination that could only produce some very funny situations from which Conway gathered material for some of his comedy routines.

This is one autobiography that doesn’t contain a dull sentence in the whole book.  It’s not about so much about Tim Conway as it is about all the people in his life who made him the funny man he became.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Howard Books, a division of Simon and Schuster, as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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