This wonderful CD collection revels in comedic genius! NPR interviews with professional comedians (or those who wrote about or knew them best) highlight the extraordinary intelligence it takes to be truly funny. Danny Thomas's daughter Marlo talks about growing up with George Burns, Sid Caesar, and Milton Berle as frequent houseguests. Bob Newhart discusses his sudden transition from accountant to standup comedian. Louis C. K. reflects upon life, his TV show, and what he admires about Joan Rivers. The smart and amusing conversations go on and on! Three CDs run three and a half hours.