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Performing arts: comedy books

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Recently Published

Jewish Comedy A Serious History by Jeremy (Columbia University) Dauber Jewish Comedy A Serious History

A celebrated scholar's rich account of Jewish humour: its nature, its development and its vital role throughout Jewish history.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

The Improv An Oral History of the Comedy Club that Revolutionized Stand-Up by Budd Friedman, Tripp Whetsell, Jay Leno The Improv An Oral History of the Comedy Club that Revolutionized Stand-Up
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It's no joke to say that our world would be a lot less funny without Budd Friedman! In 1963, thirty-year-old Friedman-who had recently quit his job as a Boston advertising executive and returned to his hometown of New York to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

Only Fools And Horses Official Slim 2018 Calendar by Only Fools And Horses Official Slim 2018 Calendar


Format: Calendar - Released: 01/09/2017

Mrs Brown's Boys Official 2018 Calendar - Square Wall Format by Mrs Brown's Boys Official 2018 Calendar - Square Wall Format


Format: Calendar - Released: 01/09/2017

The Girl in the Show Three Generations of Comedy, Culture, and Feminism by Anna Fields The Girl in the Show Three Generations of Comedy, Culture, and Feminism

For fans of Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer-and every other funny woman -comes a candid feminist comedy manifesto exploring the sisterhood between women's comedy and women's liberation. ? I'm not funny at all. What I am is brave. ?...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

Behind the Laughs Community and Inequality in Comedy by Michael P. Jeffries Behind the Laughs Community and Inequality in Comedy

Comedy is a brutal business. When comedians define success, they don't talk about money-they talk about not quitting. They work in a business where even big names work for free, and the inequalities of race, class, and gender create real...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

Behind the Laughs Community and Inequality in Comedy by Michael P. Jeffries Behind the Laughs Community and Inequality in Comedy

Comedy is a brutal business. When comedians define success, they don't talk about money-they talk about not quitting. They work in a business where even big names work for free, and the inequalities of race, class, and gender create real...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/08/2017

Comic Performance in Pakistan The Bhand by Claire Pamment Comic Performance in Pakistan The Bhand

This book explores comic performance in Pakistan through the vibrant Indo-Muslim tradition of the Punjabi bhand which now holds a marginal space in contemporary weddings.
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/06/2017

Coming Soon

Hysterical! Women in American Comedy by Kathleen Rowe Karlyn Hysterical! Women in American Comedy

Amy Schumer, Samantha Bee, Mindy Kaling, Melissa McCarthy, Tig Notaro, Leslie Jones, and a host of hilarious peers are killing it nightly on American stages and screens large and small, smashing the tired stereotype that women aren't funny. But today's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/12/2017

Hysterical! Women in American Comedy by Kathleen Rowe Karlyn Hysterical! Women in American Comedy

Amy Schumer, Samantha Bee, Mindy Kaling, Melissa McCarthy, Tig Notaro, Leslie Jones, and a host of hilarious peers are killing it nightly on American stages and screens large and small, smashing the tired stereotype that women aren't funny. But today's...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/12/2017

Other books in this genre

Comic Performativities Identity, Internet Outrage, and the Aesthetics of Communication by Dustin Goltz Comic Performativities Identity, Internet Outrage, and the Aesthetics of Communication

Comic Performativities: Identity, Internet Outrage, and the Aesthetics of Communication studies patterns of criticism and public debate in the relationship between humour, identity, and offense. In an increasingly reductive and politically charged debate, right-wing pundits argue leftist politics has compromised...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017

Have You Finished yet? by Andrew Neil Have You Finished yet?


Format: Paperback - Released: 14/04/2017

Now We Are 40 by Tiffanie Darke Now We Are 40

What happened to Generation X? Millenials dominate our Facebook feeds and people bang on about the baby boomers - but what about us? The lost generation, the middle youth, the middle child of today. Are we still cool?
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/02/2017

The Comedians Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy by Kliph Nesteroff The Comedians Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy

Originally published in hardcover in 2015 by Grove Press.
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/11/2016

WAITRESS FOR GODOT by Paul Bamborough WAITRESS FOR GODOT

IN BECKETT'S ICONIC PLAY, ' WAITING FOR GODOT.' HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GIRLS, WAITING FOR THE GUYS WHILE THEY WAITED FOR GODOT? THIS PLAY HOLDS THE ANSWER !
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2016

Stand Up and Sock It to Them Sister Funny, Feisty Females by Gwenno Dafydd Stand Up and Sock It to Them Sister Funny, Feisty Females

Stand up and Sock it To Them Sister is the result of twenty years of extensive research with interviews with over seventy five comics working world-wide from the pioneering Joan Rivers, Jo Brand, Jenny Eclair, Helen Lederer, to newcomers such...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/07/2016

Louis XIV and the Flower Girl of the Orangery by Ferdinand De Villeneuve, Michel, Doc Masson Louis XIV and the Flower Girl of the Orangery
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Format: Paperback / softback - Released: 28/06/2016

Slapstick Modernism Chaplin to Kerouac to Iggy Pop by William Solomon Slapstick Modernism Chaplin to Kerouac to Iggy Pop

Slapstick comedy landed like a pie in the face of twentieth-century culture. Pratfalls and nyuk-nyuks percolated alongside literary modernism throughout the 1920s and 1930s before slapstick found explosive expression in postwar literature, experimental film, and popular music. William Solomon charts...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/05/2016

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