What's So Funny? - Tim Conway

What's So Funny?

Author: Tim Conway

  • Publication Date: 2013-10-29
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
4 Score: 4
(From 97 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 television history, few entertainers have captured as many hearts and made as many people laugh as Tim Conway. What’s So Funny? follows Tim’s journey from life as an only child raised by loving but outrageous parents, to his tour of duty in the army, to his ascent as a national star.

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, who also provides an intimate foreword to the book, has said, “there’s no one funnier” than Tim Conway.

What’s So Funny? shares hilarious accounts and never-before-shared stories of behind-the-scenes antics on McHale’s Navy and The Carol Burnett Show as well as his famous partnerships with entertainment greats like Harvey Korman, Don Knotts, and Dick Van Dyke; and his friendships with stars like Betty White and Bob Newhart.

Filled with warmth, humor, and heart, What’s So Funny will 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.