Author: Jon Agee

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Narrated by: Phyllis Diller

Description: Ludlow is a big grump who never laughs or smiles, but one night he has the funniest dream ever, and the whole world laughs with him. Influenced by LUDLOW LAUGHS, LeVar learns how to be funny from a comedy make-over specialist. Viewers will also take a peek behind the scenes of a comedy club, and meet a real-life stand-up comic.

Activity Suggestion: During the program, LeVar has a comedy "make-over". Ask the students to describe how he looked and what happened to him as a clown. Why does "pie in the eye" comedy slapstick seem funny?

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