Hilarity Press and Mike Callie – a comedy pioneer who has written jokes for dozens of TV shows and hundreds of comedians – have just launched a 14-book series of truly offensive, classic BAD TASTE JOKES Books. (www.badtastebooks.com)
This is the first joke book series of the 21st Century. As the author of the hugely successful Official ‘Sick’ O.J. Joke Book and The Official ‘Sick’ Bill Clinton – Monica Wolinsky Washing Joke Book and several successful movies, Callie has now produced a collection of profoundly politically incorrect joke books guaranteed to be offensive to all “protected classes” of Americans and which he says are “The Sure Cure for Political Correctness or simply Bathroom Joke Books.”
“Appropriately, I have dedicated this book series to the memory of my personal friend and my first joke writing client, the late Lenny Bruce,” Callie explained. “It was Lenny – by fighting against ‘blue law’ restrictions on what stand-up comedians could say on stage - paved the way for modern day edgy comedy. Without Lenny’s pioneering fight to allow freedom of speech to apply to comedians, my new book collection – and most of today’s stand-up comedy – probably wouldn’t exist.”
Now Callie is back with a series of 14 Bad Taste Joke Books. Each one lampoons a different “protected” class of thin-skinned and self-righteous politically correct Americans, from Rednecks to Gays, from Christians to Muslims, from Jews to Blacks, to Arabs and Mexicans, and a host of other ethnic groups in between.
Each book contains 220 jokes (all personally selected and edited by Callie), one joke per page and as Callie says, “All my jokes are Easy To Read, Easy To Tell and Easy To Laugh At.” The books also contain a special one-of-kind Punch Line Index with a complete list of just the punch lines of all jokes in that book. It’s amazing how funny these punch lines can be, even without the set-up.
And collectively these books contain over 3,000 jokes, all in bad taste, all politically incorrect and something to offend everyone. Callie proudly adds, “And all funny.”
Callie further says, “I knew in 2015 we needed a new set of joke books to take on all these self-righteous ethnic groups and turn them on their ears. I do this with laughter and humor and with no malice in my heart.”
If nothing else, “I’ve got four ex-wives to support, so take my books, please!”