Stand-Up Comedy in Theory, or, Abjection in America

ISBN-10: 0822325462

ISBN-13: 9780822325468

Edition: 2000

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Description: 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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List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 6/23/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Introduction: Approximations, Apologies, Acknowledgments
Inrage: A Lenny Bruce Joke and the Topography of Standup
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, C�line, Scorse
Scatology: Richard Pryor in Concert
Skirting, Kidding: Ellen DeGeneres and Paula Poundstone
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