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Seriously Funny
Language: en
Pages: 672
Authors: Gerald Nachman
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-08-26 - Publisher: Pantheon

The comedians of the 1950s and 1960s were a totally different breed of relevant, revolutionary performer from any that came before or after, comics whose humor did much more than pry guffaws out of audiences. Gerald Nachman presents the stories of the groundbreaking comedy stars of those years, each one
Seriously Funny
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Samuel Schmidt
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-06 - Publisher: University of Arizona Press

Political jokes exist around the world and across many types of political systems. But what purposes do they serve? Do they have an impact on politics—or on politicians? Surprisingly, scholars have paid scant attention to these significant questions. And, until the publication of this book, no one had ever systematically
Jaane Bhee Do Yaaro
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Jai Arjun Singh
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-01 - Publisher: HarperCollins

In the 1980s, an unheralded Hindi movie, made on a budget of less than Rs 7 lakh, went from a quiet showing at the box office to developing a reputation as India's definitive black comedy. Some of the country's finest theatre and film talents - all at key stages in
It's Always Something
Language: en
Pages: 286
Authors: Gilda Radner
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-05-19 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Fresh from the Second City troupe in Toronto, Gilda Radner created such memorable characters as Emily Litella and Roseanne Roseannadanna as a member of the original cast of Saturday Night Live. The wife of Gene Wilder, Gilda was plagued by persistent health problems and two miscarriages, and was diagnosed with
Mike Nichols
Language: en
Pages: 688
Authors: Mark Harris
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-02 - Publisher: Penguin

A National Book Critics Circle finalist • One of People's top 10 books of 2021 • An instant New York Times bestseller • Named a best book of the year by NPR and Time A magnificent biography of one of the most protean creative forces in American entertainment history, a