Comedy at the Edge How Stand-Up in the 1970s Changed America

ISBN-10: 1582346259

ISBN-13: 9781582346250

Edition: N/A

Authors: Richard Zoglin

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"Comedy at the Edgeis a detailed examination of how our current political, religious and cultural sensibility emerged from small comedy clubs...An irresistible read and a key book for understanding our era."Buffalo News What Peter Biskind did for filmmaking, Richard Zoglin does for comedy in this meticulously researched and eminently readable account of stand-up comedy in the 1970s, when a small group of brilliant, iconoclastic comedians ruled the worldand quite possibly changed it, too.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 2/10/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Richard Zoglin is a contributing editor and theater critic for Time magazine. His book Comedy at the Edge: How Stand-up in the 1970s Changed America is considered the definitive history of that seminal era in stand-up comedy. Zoglin is a native of Kansas City, Missouri, and currently lives in New York City. His late wife, Charla Krupp, was the author of the bestselling books How Not to Look Old and How to Never Look Fat Again.

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