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Comedy at the edge : how stand-up in the 1970s changed America

Author: Richard Zoglin
Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury USA, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Surveys the stand-up comedy of the 1970s, citing the contributions of celebrity comics, from George Carlin and Richard Pryor to Robin Williams and Andy Kaufman, in an account that also evaluates the roles played by such clubs as Catch a Rising Star, the Improv, and the Comedy Store.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Zoglin
ISBN: 9781582346250 1582346259 1582346240 9781582346243
OCLC Number: 236341178
Description: 247 pages (8 pages of plates) : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: After Lenny --
Rebellion --
Race --
Improv --
Clubbing --
Put-on --
Some fun --
Chasing Carson --
Extremists --
Women --
The boom --
Mainstream.
Other Titles: How stand-up in the 1970s changed America
Responsibility: Richard Zoglin.

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Surveys the stand-up comedy of the 1970s, citing the contributions of celebrity comics, from George Carlin and Richard Pryor to Robin Williams and Andy Kaufman, in an account that also evaluates the roles played by such clubs as Catch a Rising Star, the Improv, and the Comedy Store.

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