The Resource Comedy at the edge : how stand-up in the 1970s changed America, Richard Zoglin

Comedy at the edge : how stand-up in the 1970s changed America, Richard Zoglin

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Comedy at the edge : how stand-up in the 1970s changed America
Title
Comedy at the edge
Title remainder
how stand-up in the 1970s changed America
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Richard Zoglin
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Comedy at the edge
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Language
eng
Summary
In the rock-and-roll 1970s, a new breed of comic, inspired by the fearless Lenny Bruce, made telling jokes an art form. Innovative comedians like George Carlin, Richard Pryor, and Robert Klein, and, later, Steve Martin, Albert Brooks, Robin Williams, and Andy Kaufman, tore through the country and became as big as rock stars in an era when Saturday Night Live was the apotheosis of cool and the Improv, Catch a Rising Star, and the Comedy Store were the hottest clubs around. In Comedy at the Edge, Richard Zoglin gives a backstage view of the time, when a group of brilliant, iconoclastic comedians ruled the world--and quite possibly changed it, too. Based on extensive interviews with club owners, agents, producers--and with unprecedented and unlimited access to the players themselves--Comedy at the Edge is a no-holdsbarred, behind-the-scenes look at one of the most influential and tumultuous decades in American popular culture.--From source other than Library of Congress
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DLC
Dewey number
792.7
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  • illustrations
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Index
index present
LC call number
PN1969.C65
LC item number
Z64 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Comedy at the edge : how stand-up in the 1970s changed America, Richard Zoglin
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-238) and index
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ocn176861824
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25 cm.
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Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
247 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781582346243
Lccn
2007044078
Other physical details
ill.
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(OCoLC)176861824

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