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The Resource Behind the laughter : a comedian's tale of tragedy and hope, Anthony Griffith and Brigitte Travis-Griffin ; with Mark Caro

Behind the laughter : a comedian's tale of tragedy and hope, Anthony Griffith and Brigitte Travis-Griffin ; with Mark Caro

Label
Behind the laughter : a comedian's tale of tragedy and hope
Title
Behind the laughter
Title remainder
a comedian's tale of tragedy and hope
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Griffith and Brigitte Travis-Griffin ; with Mark Caro
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A couple's powerful story of how God comforts us so that we can comfort others. Anthony Griffith, a stand-up comic from Chicago's South Side, has lived on the borderline of comedy and tragedy. At the very time his career as a stand-up comedian was taking off, and he had finally achieved his dream of appearing on The Tonight Show, he was also enduring an unimaginable personal nightmare: his two-year-old daughter, Brittany Nicole, was dying from cancer. While Anthony performed under bright lights, he struggled not to succumb to the darkness of losing a child"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Griffith, Anthony
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Travis-Griffin, Brigitte
  • Caro, Mark
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Griffith, Anthony
  • Comedians
  • African American comedians
  • Daughters
  • Fathers and daughters
Label
Behind the laughter : a comedian's tale of tragedy and hope, Anthony Griffith and Brigitte Travis-Griffin ; with Mark Caro
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: standing on the star -- Losing the straitjacket -- Finding laughter and love -- Living in black and white -- Moving up and out -- Star-and soul-searching -- Patient and profiled -- Rising stars -- Road to "Tonight" -- The first "Tonight" set -- No one wants to know the jester's pain -- The second "Tonight" set -- The final days -- The aftermath -- The third "Tonight" set -- The zombie march -- Pump the brakes -- One more thing -- Finding our voices -- Catharsis -- The last reveal -- Ties bound tight
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 215 pages
Isbn
9780785219507
Lccn
2018048771
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1045130316
  • (OCoLC)on1045130316
  • 1027149
Label
Behind the laughter : a comedian's tale of tragedy and hope, Anthony Griffith and Brigitte Travis-Griffin ; with Mark Caro
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: standing on the star -- Losing the straitjacket -- Finding laughter and love -- Living in black and white -- Moving up and out -- Star-and soul-searching -- Patient and profiled -- Rising stars -- Road to "Tonight" -- The first "Tonight" set -- No one wants to know the jester's pain -- The second "Tonight" set -- The final days -- The aftermath -- The third "Tonight" set -- The zombie march -- Pump the brakes -- One more thing -- Finding our voices -- Catharsis -- The last reveal -- Ties bound tight
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 215 pages
Isbn
9780785219507
Lccn
2018048771
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1045130316
  • (OCoLC)on1045130316
  • 1027149

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