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The girl in the show : three generations of comedy, culture, and feminism

Author: Anna Fields
Publisher: New York : Arcade Publishing, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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""I'm not funny at all. What I am is brave."--Lucille Ball With powerhouses like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Amy Schumer dominating the entertainment landscape and memoirs from today's most vocal feminist comediennes shooting up the bestseller lists, women in comedy have never been more influential. Marking this cultural shift, The Girl in the Show provides an in-depth exploration of how comedy and feminism have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fields, Anna, 1981- author.
Girl in the show.
New York : Arcade Publishing, 2017
(DLC) 2017032163
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Fields
ISBN: 9781510718371 1510718370
OCLC Number: 1000297724
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Anna Fields.

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""I'm not funny at all. What I am is brave."--Lucille Ball With powerhouses like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Amy Schumer dominating the entertainment landscape and memoirs from today's most vocal feminist comediennes shooting up the bestseller lists, women in comedy have never been more influential. Marking this cultural shift, The Girl in the Show provides an in-depth exploration of how comedy and feminism have grown hand in hand to give women a stronger voice in the ongoing fight for equality. From I Love Lucy to SNL to today's rising cable and web-series stars, Anna Fields' entertaining retrospective combines amusing and honest personal narratives with the historical, political, and cultural contexts of the feminist movement. With interview subjects like Abbi Jacobson, Molly Shannon, Mo Collins, and Lizz Winstead among others-as well as actresses, stand-up comics, writers, producers, and female comedy troupes-Fields shares true stories of wit and heroism from some of our most treasured (and under-represented) artists. At its heart, The Girl in the Show captures the urgency of our continued struggle towards equality, allowing the reader to both revel in-and rebel against-our collective ideas of "women's comedy.""--

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