We Killed The Rise of Women in American Comedy

ISBN-10: 1250037786

ISBN-13: 9781250037787

Edition: N/A

Authors: Yael Kohen
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Description: "A comprehensive oral history… Part show business chronicle and part unabashed (read: drugs, digs, and dirt) confessional, We Killed [is] further proof that women, and the men who heed their talent, will have the last laugh."- Elle In January 2007, Vanity Fair published an essay by Christopher Hitchens called "Why Women Aren't Funny." It was incendiary, much-discussed, and entirely wrongheaded-and, as this fascinating oral history shows, a prejudice that women have fought hard to overcome. In We Killed, Yael Kohen assembles America's most prominent comediennes-along with the writers, producers, and nightclub owners in their orbit-to piece together the rise of women in American comedy. From the emergence of Joan Rivers and Phyllis Diller in the fifties and the edgy intelligence of Elaine Mary and Lily Tomlin to the tough-ass stand-ups who would take SNL by storm, Kohen chronicles the false starts, backslides, and triumphs of female comediennes. A chorus of over one hundred creative voices, We Killed takes us backstage to tell the story of the revolution that brought us Tina Fey, Sarah Silverman, and Chelsea Handler-and a world where women can be smart, attractive, sexually confident, and flat-out funny.•  With a new introduction• A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

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List price: $17.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 10/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.682

Cast of Characters
Author's Note
Introduction
Mothers of Invention
Headlining: Phyllis Diller, Anne Meara, Barbara Harris, Joan Rivers, Elaine May, Louise Lasser, and More
Lily of the Underground
Headlining: Lily Tomlin, Bette Midler, Richard Pryor, and More
Prime Time
Headlining, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Burnett, Marlo Thomas, Bea Arthur, Valerie Harper, and More
In The Spot, Carol Burnett
Saturday Night Live: The Boys Club
Headlining, Gilda Radner, Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, and More
I Am Woman
Headlining: Whoopi Goldberg, Elayne Boosler, Robin Williams, Carol Leifer, Sandra Bernhard, Suzanne Somers, and More
In The Spot, Merrill Markoe
The Boom Years
Headlining, Roseanne, Joy Behar, Ellen DeGeneres, Paula Poundstone, Rita Rudner, and More
In the Spot, Ellen DeGeneres
Janeane Garofalo and Friends
Headlining, Janeane Garofalo, Kathy Griffin, Margaret Cho, David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, Laura Kightlinger, and More
Saturday Night Live: The Girls Club
Headlining, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, And More
Comic Rising
Headlining, Sarah Silverman, Chelsea Handler, Kristen Schaal, Ellie Kemper, Aubrey Plaza, and More
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