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The comedians : drunks, thieves, scoundrels, and the history of American comedy / Kliph Nesteroff.

Nesteroff, Kliph, (author.).

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  • 13 of 13 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Tolland Public Library.
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Tolland Public Library 792.7 NES (Text to phone) 34051152749381 Adult New Nonfiction Available -

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [363]-393) and index.
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Vaudeville comedians -- Radio -- Nightclubs -- Television -- Late night -- The emergence of Las Vegas -- Stand-up's great change -- Percolation in the mid-1960s -- Hippie madness at decade's end -- The first comedy clubs and the 1970s -- The stand-up comedy boom -- The 1990s -- The new mellennium.
Vaudeville comedians -- Radio -- Nightclubs -- Television -- Late night -- The emergence of Las Vegas -- Stand-up's great change -- Percolation in the mid-1960s -- Hippie madness at decade's end -- The first comedy clubs and the 1970s -- The stand-up comedy boom -- The 1990s -- The new mellennium.
Summary, etc.:
"Jokes change from generation to generation, but the experience of the stand-up comedian transcends the ages: the striving and struggles, the tragedy and triumph. From the Marx Brothers to Milton Berle, George Carlin to Eddie Murphy, Conan O'Brien to Louis C. K.--comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff presents a century of fascinating rebels, forgotten stars, and characters on the precipice of fame in this essnetial history of American comedy."--Book jacket.
Subject: Comedy > History and criticism.
American wit and humor > History and criticism.
Vaudeville > History and criticism.
Stand-up comedy > United States > History and criticism.
Comedians > United States.

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

Kliph Nesteroff is a former stand-up comic turned writer. A longtime contributor to WFMU, writing about the history of comedy, Nesteroff's latest project is hosting the Classic Showbiz Talk Show, a live series in Los Angeles that has welcomed comedy luminaries like Mel Brooks, Fred Willard and Laugh-In creator George Schlatter.


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