10/29/13 7:00 PM
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Six-time Emmy award-winning funny man Tim Conway, best known for his characters 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. In What’s So Funny? 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.
Funny man Tim Conway was born on December 15th, 1933 in Willioughby, Ohio. He was a fraternity man at Bowling Green State University, served in the army, and started his career working for a radio station.
Conway got into comedy when he started writing and performing comedy skits between morning movies on CBS. Later, Rose Marie “discovered” him and he became a regular performer on The Steve Allen Show. However Conway would not earn true fame until starring as Charles Parker on McHales Navy. Conway sought further success in several shows that were failures, including the embarrassingly short lived, Turn On, with only one episode. the producers did not even want it back on after the commercial break! Even his own show, The Tim Conway Show flopped, with only 12 episodes.
Conway starred in the Disney film The Apple Dumpling Gang, and also the films The Prize Fighter and The Private Eyes.
Conway became a comical performer on The Carol Burnett Show with characters such as The Old Man, and Mr. Tudball. Even though it is widely thought he was always a regular performer through out the whole show, he only became a regular Performer in 1975. He was an hysterical addition to the team and memorably made co star Harvey Korman laugh on screen live many times.
Conway had continued comedic roles such as Dorf, and also in many more television appearances and films.