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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan (September 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1447223489
  • ISBN-13: 978-1447223481
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 7.8 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #629,972 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"It's funny, but Peter Serafinowicz is the kind of funny person that funny people find funny."  —Simon Pegg, actor, Shaun of the Dead

About the Author

Peter Serafinowicz is an actor, comedian, writer, and director. He is the cocreator of Look Around You, costarred with Will Arnett in the short-lived sitcom Running Wilde, and has appeared in such other series and films as ArcherBlack Books, Childrens HospitalI'm Alan PartridgeLittle Britain, and Shaun of the Dead. He is also a voiceover artist, providing the voice for Darth Maul in the film Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and Darth Chef in an episode of South Park.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Michael Clear on November 24, 2012
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A Billion Jokes by Peter Serafinowicz is the kind of book that should easily be enjoyed by anyone who doesn't hate laughter or joy. If you do hate those things, 50 Shades of Grey is also sold my Amazon and you should look that up now. A Billion Jokes isn't quite a billion, of course, but there are quite a few and most of them are quite good. Since it also says, "Volume One," then Peter Serafinowicz should be able to wrap this up in another two volumes or so. Mr. Serafinowicz combines his funny text with old time look graphics to give it at least a bit of the feel of a joke book from the turn of the century. Yes, back in 2001, all joke books looked like this and A Billion Jokes makes us all remember that simpler time when George Bush was considered to be a great speaker and iPods were thicker than sirloin steaks. May favorite joke is probably a letter saying, "Dear Sir/Madam, your gender reassignment surgery was a mixed success." That's the only joke I will reveal.

I do recommend A Billion Jokes if only so you can rip them off and tell your friends and family that you made them up. For that alone, it would be worth the price.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By MJChristopher on November 20, 2012
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Peter Serafinowicz' A Billion Jokes (Volume One.) is 400 pages according to the Product Details above. Assuming 1 joke per page, and that this publication format continues, the series will be completed in 2,499,999 additional volumes. I am placing my pre-orders now.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Castaldi on January 29, 2013
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This book will provide you with a billion laughs. If Amazon would allow it, I would rate it a billion stars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By imageten on November 23, 2012
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Just finished this book. Still not available in the US, but can be purchased from a few independent sellers on amazon.com or amazon.uk Got mine from this site and took about a week to get here. Not too bad.

Basically, the format is a single joke or one-liner/witty observation (sort of like the ones Carlin used to have in his books) per page. Each page is also illustrated quite nicely. Not quite a billion jokes, but this is only volume one, so hopefully there will be more. As one would expect, the content is quite funny. I would eventually like to see Peter do a book closer to something like Carlin's Brain Droppings or Napalm and Silly Putty since this stuff would work quite nicely for something like that, but this work is exactly what it claims to be and accomplishes it's intent very well, hence the five stars.

If you follow Peter on Twitter and find his tweets and PSQA's funny, or enjoyed the dry humour of "Look Around You", you will really like this book. It takes under an hour to get through if you sit down and read intently, but is attractive enough to be placed on a coffee table or something like that. Since there is no sign of a US release date in the near future however, just order from an importer. It's worth the extra few bucks.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jumbomcnutt on November 15, 2012
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Good to dip in and have a wee giggle now and again. Not a billion jokes by the way, closer to 300!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By @jenhasgreathair on November 12, 2012
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Remember that guy who played the hilarious neighbor on that Mitch Hurwitz show with GOB and Felicity? He wrote a book! A funny book! With pictures! Read it in the bathroom! Read it on the train! Read it in the sunshine or snowstorm or rain! But seriously, this works great for the toilet because you can just pick it up and put it down and you don't have to remember where you left off or anything, (just don't be surprised when your house guests stay long in there.) In short, if you like laughing you should buy this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brad D Koehn on January 8, 2013
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These jokes, after reading them, made me laugh, sometimes even out loud. For a joke book, this is very important. I look forward to volume 2.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By @ad_I_am on November 13, 2012
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I was told this book was a great toilet read, y'know ... pick it up, put it down, wash your hands etc ... and it is, if you don't mind spending 4 days and nights in the lav laughing like a drain. I resisted food, I lost touch with my family, I nearly laughed my guts inside out. The Noel Edmonds material in particular should come with some kind of warning. I love that his (Edmonds') house party continues to this day but is no longer televised and I thank the author of this hilarious tome for bringing it to my attention.
If you don't buy this book and love it there is a fundamental flaw in your brain. Period.

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