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10/27/09: And Here's the Kicker

Journalist Mike Sacks

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, Utah – What does it take to be funny? If you've ever had to sit through a painful wedding toast or an awkward business luncheon, you know it's not as easy the pros make it look. The journalist Mike Sacks wanted to get to the bottom of it, so he set out to talk to some of the world's great comedic geniuses. In his new book, Sacks interviews the likes of Marx Brothers writer Irving Brecher to Borat co-creator Dan Mazer and NPR favorite David Sedaris, and he learned that it's not all fun and games.

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