Al Gini at the University Club

Humor allows us to poke fun at our limits, our fears and our frailties. Joke-telling allows us to deal with the unavoidable, the irresolvable and the unanswerable. It’s not a complete or sufficient answer but a necessary analgesic if we are to endure.

As stand-up comic Joan Rivers put it: “If you can laugh at it, you can live with it!”

Please call The Book Stall at 847-446-8880 to make your reservation (please note that the dress code for this event is business casual; denim is not permitted).


Event date: 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12:00pm

Event address: 

The University Club
76 E. Monroe St.
The Importance of Being Funny: Why We Need More Jokes in Our Lives Cover Image
By Al Gini
ISBN: 9781442281769
Availability: On Our Shelves to call before coming in to pick up.
Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - July 25th, 2017

When E. B. White said "analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog; few people are interested and the frog dies," he hadn't seen Al Gini's hilarious, incisive, and informative take on jokes, joke-telling, and the jokers who tell jokes.