What's So Funny? - Tim Conway

What's So Funny?

By Tim Conway

  • Release Date: 2013-10-29
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
4 Score: 4 (From 86 Ratings)


Six-time Emmy Award-winning funny man Tim Conway, best known for his roles on The Carol Burnett Show, offers a straight-shooting and hilarious memoir about his life on stage and off as an actor and comedian.

In the annals of TV history, few entertainers have captured as many hearts, tickled as many funny bones, and brought as many families together in living rooms across America as Tim Conway. In What’s So Funny? he brings his hilarious hijinks from the screen to the page.

Conway’s often-improvised humor, razor-sharp timing, and hilarious characters have made him one of the funniest and most authentic performers to grace the stage and studio. As Carol Burnett has said, “there’s no one funnier” than Tim Conway. Now, Conway takes us on a seventy-year, rags-to-riches journey that is touchingly comical and ultimately inspiring, from his pranks in small Ohio classrooms during the Great Depression to his pitch-perfect performances on national TV and in major motion pictures. Along the way, Conway shares hilarious and often moving accounts of the glory days of The Carol Burnett Show; his famous partnerships with entertainment greats like Harvey Korman, Don Knotts, and Dick Van Dyke; and his friendships with stars like Betty White, Bob Newhart, and, of course, Carol Burnett, who also provides an intimate foreword to the book.

As Conway continues to tour the country giving live comedy performances that enchant his always eager audiences, What’s So Funny? brings his warmth, humor, and heart to delight and inspire fans everywhere.


  • Wow

    By Scottresti
    One of the most entertaining and candid books ever. Treat yourself and relive Mr. Conway's delightful recollection of his very interesting journey from Ohio to stardom. Would love to have lunch with him but I am sure I couldn't eat because of laughing too much. Great job Tom.
  • What’s So Funny?

    By Haystack 61
    I really enjoyed this book. I have enjoyed Tim Conway for a long time. This book had me chuckling all the way through. It was neat to hear about his life from his side. From his childhood to Ensign Parker to The Carol Burnett Show. Hearing of his friends and fellow comedians was outstanding.
  • SO funny!

    By Berryfield
    The first half of the book was hilarious with him talking about growing up as an only child of somewhat colorful, eccentric, but adoring parents. I laughed so hard, I could hardly breathe. The second half was more about his career and successful practical jokes on his friends in show business, which was a who's who of 1970's TV shows. This is a great light read.