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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Mike Buzzelli's book, Below Average Genius, is now available!

Mike Buzzelli's book, Below Average Genius, is available on Amazon.com now.
Below Average Genius is a collection of narrative essays culled from author Mike Buzzelli’s weekly humor column at the Washington Observer-Reporter newspaper. Each essay is a brisk, humorous tale about ordinary, daily situations blown up ridiculously big.

“It’s a Blurry, Blurry World” chronicles Mike’s inability to snap a decent photograph at Disneyland. “Come On, Come on to My House” explores the dynamic of watching a movie or television show in someone else’s home.

Following is an excerpt from the titular essay, Below Average Genius:

I’m not smart enough to hang with the intellectuals, but stupid people annoy me mightily. I’d be a genius on Wheel of Fortune but a dummy on Jeopardy. Take this example from a Final Jeopardy question: “This cheese was created in 1892 by Emil Frey and named for a singing society whose members loved the cheese.” None of the contestants answered correctly, “What is Liederkranz?” That’s a pretty tough question. I don’t think I’ve ever spread a Liederkranz on a cracker. I can only name a few cheeses anyway and as far as I know Cheddar, Havarti, Swiss and Goat were never singing groups. Cheese maker Frey is also credited with creating Velveeta. Apparently, he was a real cheese whiz.

Mike Buzzelli is a standup comedian and published author. As a comedian, he has performed all around the country, most notably, the Ice House, the Comedy Store and the Improv in Los Angeles. As a writer, Mr. Buzzelli has published in a variety of websites, magazines and newspapers.


Mr. Buzzelli is available for interviews. A copy of the book will be furnished upon request. buzzworks@prodigy.net

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