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The Comic Offense From Vaudeville To Contemporary Comedy

Author: Rick DesRochers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441161937
Size: 69.53 MB
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The Comic Offense from Vaudeville to Contemporary Comedy examines how contemporary writer/performers are influenced by the comedic vaudevillians of the early 20th century. By tracing the history and legacy of the vaudeville era and performance acts, like the Marx Brothers and The Three Keatons, and moving through the silent and early sound films of the early 1930s, the author looks at how comic writer/performers continue to sell a brand of themselves as a form of social commentary in order to confront and dispel stereotypes of race, class, and gender. The first study to explore contemporary popular comic culture and its influence on American society from this unique perspective, Rick DesRochers analyzes stand-up and improvisational comedy writing/performing in the work of Larry David, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, and Dave Chappelle. He grounds these choices by examining their evolution as they developed signature characters and sketches for their respective shows Curb Your Enthusiasm, 30 Rock, The Colbert Report, and Chappelle's Show.

Stephen Colbert

Author: Rebecca Aldridge
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1499462603
Size: 73.98 MB
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All eyes will be on Stephen Colbert as he takes over David Letterman’s late night talk show. Colbert rose to fame in the outrageous Strangers with Candy and as a fake newsman on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. But the funnyman has endured his share of tragedy. His father and two brothers were killed in an airplane crash when Colbert was young. A smart but aimless kid, Colbert was bullied in school and didn’t see the point of studying. Eventually, he found drama and improv comedy. Learn about the life of this fascinating comedian whose depths America has yet to mine.

The New Humor In The Progressive Era

Author: R. DesRochers
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137357185
Size: 12.15 MB
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By tracing the effects of unprecedented immigration, the advent of the new woman, and the little-known vaudeville careers of performers like the Elinore Sisters, Buster Keaton, and the Marx Brothers, DesRochers examines the relation between comedic vaudeville acts and progressive reformers as they fought over the new definition of "Americanness."

Ehem Nner

Author: Jami Attenberg
ISBN: 9783895612046
Size: 72.75 MB
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Jarvis Miller lebt in New Yorks hippem Viertel Williamsburg, doch von dessen aufregendem Wandel bekommt sie nichts mit. Seit ihr Mann, ein berühmter Künstler, durch einen Unfall im Koma liegt, hat sie sich in hingebungsvolle Trauer zurückgezogen. Erst als sie im Waschsalon Tony, Mal und Scott kennenlernt, drei attraktive verheiratete Männer, entdeckt sie ihre Lebenslust wieder. Da enthüllen eines Tages alte Fotos nie Geahntes über die Vergangenheit des Künstlers, und Jarvis beginnt, nicht nur ihre Ehe infrage zu stellen.

Han Zeit

Author: Michael Friedrich
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 9783447054454
Size: 33.79 MB
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