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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (77 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: NPR Narrator: Robert Krulwich Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The NPR Driveway Moments Series Release Date: August 2008 ISBN: 9781598878509
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Literate, intelligent, and yes, funny, NPR plays host to the brightest personalities in the comedy world. Scott Simon chats with the resplendent Dame Edna, the outrageous Phyllis Diller, and the extraordinary Lily Tomlin. Juan Williams looks back on the revolutionary career of Richard Pryor. From legends Jonathan Winters, Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner to contemporary favorites Sarah Silverman, David Sedaris and Larry David, here is one collection that will keep you listening with a smile. NPR Funniest Driveway Moments includes stories and interviews from your favorite NPR commentators and guests such as David Sedaris, Sarah Silverman, Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Dame Edna, Larry David, Darryl Littleton, Justice Stephen Breyer, Jonathan Winters, Phyllis Diller, Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, and more.

Literate, intelligent, and droll, each tale is worth hearing again and again, and now you don’t have to stay in your car to do so.

What is a Driveway MomentSM? Maybe it’s happened to you as it has to countless others. . . . You’re driving home, listening to a story on NPR. Suddenly, you find yourself in your driveway (or parking space or parking garage). Rather than turn the radio off, you stay in your car to hear the piece to the end. It’s a Driveway Moment.

The NPR Driveway Moments Series collects these “best of” stories so that you are never more than a “play” away from a Driveway Moment.

Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth E | 12/29/2013

    " Really not all that funny at all. It was just radio interviews of comedians reminiscing about their past career. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chrissy | 12/14/2013

    " The audio clips were mostly interviews with comedians or people who write about humor. My favorite clip was about Lily Tomlin. I really liked her in 9 to 5 and it was great to hear her talk her experiences. Not my generation, but she's great. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jess | 12/10/2013

    " NPR can be way funnier than this. Frankly, a let down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Albert | 12/9/2013

    " Mainly interviews with figures made fascinating by their unique sense of humor. Didn't find it as captivating as advertised, but still very fun listening, worth checking out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 12/2/2013

    " I listened to this audio book CD and enjoyed it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catharine | 11/28/2013

    " Some interesting interviews with comedians, but not really driveway moments. I think the David Sedaris piece, which I'd already heard was the best. I think that This American Life has more driveway moments. This was fun, but pausable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacqueline | 11/17/2013

    " Perfect for a long car ride or a rainy day, these stories lift your spirits and teach you something new. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ben | 9/5/2013

    " Many of these interviews were, well, not at all funny. Sorry, Jonathan Winters, but I don't think I even cracked a smile during your interview, yet alone a single laugh. At least most of the other interviews were tolerable. Definitely a disappointing audiobook. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristin | 4/15/2013

    " Funny. But, not leaving a lasting impact on me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Buehl | 11/15/2012

    " I listened to this in the car on the way to and from work. There are parts of this CD that I laughed so much I thought I would have to pull over. Some parts are sort of sad because the person has passed and we will never hear them live again. Overall, a very good listen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 10/23/2012

    " Not as funny as I expected "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harley | 1/7/2012

    " This audio is for lovers of NPR. Some funny segments. Mostly interviews with comedians. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryce Holt | 11/8/2011

    " I enjoy these 2-disc segments to no end. The opening with Dame Edna is classic... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Philip | 7/1/2011

    " I was disappointed in this. I found very few of the comedians nearly as funny as the interviewers did, I didn't learn much about them, and I didn't gain much insight into the immortal question "what is funny". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sean Wylie | 9/14/2010

    " Some great stories, some stories that I could not believe were included. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 linnea | 5/14/2010

    " for an audio book full of funny moments, I am disappointed in the lack of humor thus far. Update, I only found Dame Edna funny, "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 12/4/2009

    " I have to agree with other reviewers; I definitely don't agree with NPR's assessment that these are the funniest moments. I only found the interview with Billy Connolly worth listening to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mimo | 11/9/2009

    " I think that Funniest Driveway Moments is a bit of a misnomer. Most of the stories were on the topic of comedy, but they weren't all hilarious. My favorites were Dame Edna, Justice Bryar, Jonathan Winters & Billy Connelly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessi | 9/30/2009

    " Great to listen to. A collection of interviews with various comedians including Dame Edna, Steve Martin, and Rob Reiner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Niki | 6/20/2009

    " A great car trip book. Loved the Dame Edna portion. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathryn | 6/2/2009

    " This was not funny. It was just interviews with comedians where they just talked about their childhoods which were mostly depressing. "

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NPR is an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of news, talk, and entertainment programming. Established in 1971, NPR content reaches a growing audience of 26.8 million listeners weekly. NPR member organizations operate 784 stations, and another 117 public radio stations also present NPR programs, for a total of more than 900 stations nationwide who broadcast NPR programming.