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The comedians : drunks, thieves, scoundrels, and the history of American comedy

text The comedians : drunks, thieves, scoundrels, and the history of American comedy

Summary
"Jokes change from generation to generation, but the experience of the stand-up comedian transcends the ages: the striving and struggles, the tragedy and triumph. From the Marx Brothers to Milton Berle, George Carlin to Eddie Murphy, Conan O'Brien... Read more
Contents
Vaudeville comedians -- Radio -- Nightclubs -- Television -- Late night -- The emergence of Las Vegas -- Stand-up's great change -- Percolation in the mid-1960s -- Hippie madness at decade's end -- The first comedy clubs and the 1970s -- The stand... Read more
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Description
xvii, 425 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Publisher
Grove Press 2015

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TADL-WOOD 792 NES in Adult Non-fiction Available

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