QI: Advanced Banter
This is the ultimate compendium of crisp one-liners, knockout jokes, droll asides and universal truths collected over the years by the creators of QI. "You know 'that look' women get when they want sex? Me neither." (Steve Martin). "You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from nesting in your hair." (Chinese proverb). "The Beatles are dying in the wrong order." (Victor Lewis-Smith). "Cauliflower is nothing but a cabbage with a college education." (Mark Twain). "Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember: it didn't work for the rabbit." (R.E. Shay). "If it were not for quotations, conversation between gentlemen would be an endless series of 'what-ho's!." (P.G.Wodehouse).
QI: Advanced Banter is a compendium of crisp one-liners, hilarious jokes and inspirational quotes of truth and beauty, collected by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson with contributions from Stephen Fry and Alan Davies.
John Lloyd has a broadcasting background. As a radio producer he devised The News Quiz and To the Manor Born before moving to television to start Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image, and Blackadder. John Mitchinson is from the world of books. The original Marketing Director of Waterstone's, he became Managing Director of Cassell, and now runs Unbound.