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

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

Label
The comedians : drunks, thieves, scoundrels, and the history of American comedy
Title
The comedians
Title remainder
drunks, thieves, scoundrels, and the history of American comedy
Statement of responsibility
Kliph Nesteroff
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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 to Louis C. K.--comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff presents a century of fascinating rebels, forgotten stars, and characters on the precipice of fame in this essnetial history of American comedy."--Book jacket
Cataloging source
Nz
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Nesteroff, Kliph
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American wit and humor
  • Stand-up comedy
  • Comedians
Label
The comedians : drunks, thieves, scoundrels, and the history of American comedy, Kliph Nesteroff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [363]-393) and index
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-up comedy boom -- The 1990s -- The new mellennium
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 425 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802123985
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)921844606
  • (OCoLC)ocn921844606
  • 741352
Label
The comedians : drunks, thieves, scoundrels, and the history of American comedy, Kliph Nesteroff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [363]-393) and index
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-up comedy boom -- The 1990s -- The new mellennium
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 425 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802123985
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)921844606
  • (OCoLC)ocn921844606
  • 741352

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