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Laughing in the dark : a decade of subversive comedy / Laurie Stone.

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Author/Creator:
Stone, Laurie.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
1997
Imprint:
1st ed. - Hopewell, N.J. : Ecco Press, 1997.
Format:
  • Book
  • xxix, 299 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Note:
Includes index.
Publisher's Summary:
In this entertaining survey of the last ten years in comedy, Stone covers the new generation of daring and thoughtful comedians and performers - innovators with fresh outlooks and unmuzzled voices. Stone lends critical attention to stand-up, honoring the craft and guts required for the solo stroll. Here is the entire comic circus under one tent: iconoclasts and political provocateurs, soloists and troupes, and TV top dogs. Richard Pryor, Whoopi Goldberg, Eric Bogosian, Holly Hughes, Spalding Gray, Rosie O'Donnell, Tracey Ullman, Richard Lewis, Penn & Teller, Leno and Letterman are included - but so are the brightest, lesser-known artists. Stone especially champions boundary bashers: comics on the social margins who juice language and goose social taboos.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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ISBN:
0880014741
9780880014748

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