Ken Davis is a funny guy – the first time you hear him speak. No, that’s not fair. I am sure that he is a very funny person all the time; but his public speaking tends to be a repackaging of the same jokes he’s been telling for the last twenty years.
I did not know Ken was the editor and one of the contributors of Happily Ever Laughter. But once opening the book and encountering the same joke he told in a video (on VHS) I have from 1990, I knew what to expect.
Don’t get me wrong. The advice that is in this book is good advice. Unfortunately, most of the humor is rather dry and not particularly interesting. I found myself skipping over the cutesy honeymoon stories to get to the ‘application’ part I knew was coming. And before too long, I wasn’t even reading those.
Happily Ever Laughter is cute. It would make a good gift, I suppose. But in terms of actual content and/or comedy, it falls short of anything greater than mediocrity.
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