I'll be honest - I expected more, a lot more, after reading the author list. Touted as "each tale chosen by the authors as the funniest they have ever written" many read liked the author had been clearing out their slush pile... There were some good ones but overall it was a disappointment.
Up until now I have enjoyed everything I've read from Mike Resnick (either author or editor), and thought his touch as editor of this book would be golden. I love science fiction and love humor, how could I go wrong? Aaack!
A few of the stories were genuinely funny, but most of them were marginal, and some left me wondering whether parts of the stories had accidentally been deleted and no one had noticed. Or perhaps they had fallen into the pile of stories for this book from a pile of stories collected for The Most Pointless Short Stories Ever Published.
Perhaps the humor is in the fact that I bought it... a big practical joke on the science fiction community.