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The Smartest Book in the World: A Lexicon of Literacy, A Rancorous Reportage, A Concise Curriculum of Cool by [Proops, Greg]
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"Snarky history and piquant criticism as delivered by the smartass in the back of the classroom." (Kirkus)

"It turns out Whose Line Is It Anyway? only hinted at its former in-house player Greg Proops' gift of gab, which is constantly on display in the weekly soliloquy he calls a "Proopscast." Armed with a lifetime of accumulated trivia, reckless tales of youthful adventure, exquisite diction, and an unflappable comic pomposity, Proops dissects both consequential and ridiculous news items while unburdening whatever is bothering him. From crowd interactions to any given newspaper headline, each bit of stimulus serves as a way to take a mad flume ride through the sluices of Proops' brain." (Rolling Stone "The 20 Best Comedy Podcasts Right Now" on "The Smartest Man in the World")

"Some of the boldest comedy on the podcasting frontier right now. Proops proved himself a keen improviser on Whose Line Is It Anyway?… but his performance there only hinted at how nimble he is." (Rolling Stone on "The Smartest Man in the World" podcast)

“Greg Proops’s bold, never-boring voice takes center stage in this live recording of his renowned podcast.” (New York Times on "The Smartest Man in the World" podcast)

"A terrifically random appreciation of cultural touchstones." (Publishers Weekly)

"This book is plenty glib, plenty sly, and pretty damn wise. It is also quick, funny, and, often, pointedly true." (Vinton Rafe McCabe, New York Journal of Books )

About the Author

Greg Proops is a stand-up comic from San Francisco, best known for his unpredictable appearances on Whose Line Is It Anyway?, which is back on TV on the CW network. Mr. Proopdog has a chart-topping podcast called “The Smartest Man in the World,” which he has recorded live from around the world including Paris, London, Amsterdam, Oslo, New Zealand, Finland, Montreal, Brooklyn, San Francisco, Melbourne, Dublin, Edinburgh, Hollywood, a ship off St. Marten, and somehow, Cleveland. The podcast is available at Proopcast.com and on iTunes. Proops has been a voice actor in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and played Bob in Bob the Builder. He has been a guest on @Midnight on Comedy Central, Red Eye, The Late, Late Show, and Chelsea Lately. He lives in Hollywood. It’s not that bad, really.

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  • File Size: 2741 KB
  • Print Length: 321 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone; Reprint edition (May 5, 2015)
  • Publication Date: May 5, 2015
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00LD1OU8S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #557,820 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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