Stand-up comedy in theory, or, Abjection in America (Book, 2000) [WorldCat.org]
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Stand-up comedy in theory, or, Abjection in America

Author: John Limon
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2000.
Series: New Americanists.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This cultural theory of stand-up comedy analyses the specific practice of stand-up itself, moving beyond theories of the joke, of the comic, and of comedy in general to read stand-up through the lens of literary and cultural theory.
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Genre/Form: Stand-up comedy routines
Monologues comiques
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Limon, John.
Stand-up comedy in theory, or, Abjection in America.
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)647559677
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Limon
ISBN: 0822325098 9780822325093 0822325462 9780822325468
OCLC Number: 43648675
Description: 152 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Inrage: a Lenny Bruce joke and the topography of stand-up --
Nectarines: Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks --
Analytic of the ridiculous: Mike Nichols and Elaine May --
Journey to the end of the night: David Letterman with Kristeva, Céline, Scorsese --
Scatology: Richard Pryor in concert --
Skirting, kidding: Ellen DeGeneres and Paula Poundstone.
Series Title: New Americanists.
Other Titles: Stand-up comedy in theory
Abjection in America
Responsibility: John Limon.
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Presents the study of stand-up comedy as a form of art. This title appreciates and analyses the specific practice of stand-up itself, moving beyond theories of the joke, of the comic, and of comedy  Read more...

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"John Limon's book opens up exciting new possibilities in cultural studies. Stand-up comedy-manic, smutty, abusive, improvisatory-has up to now evaded academic critics, as if its pleasures were too Read more...

 
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