The Comedians eBook ¼ Hardcover

Ast 100 yearsStarting with the vaudeville circuit at the turn of the last century Nesteroff introduces the first stand up comedian an emcee who abandoned physical shtick for straight jokes After the repeal of Prohibition Mafia run supper clubs replaced speakeasies and mobsters replaced vaudeville impresarios as the comedian's primary employer In the 1950s the late night talk show brought stand.

comedians pdf The Comedians KindleAst 100 yearsStarting with the vaudeville circuit at the turn of the last century Nesteroff introduces the first stand up comedian an emcee who abandoned physical shtick for straight jokes After the repeal of Prohibition Mafia run supper clubs replaced speakeasies and mobsters replaced vaudeville impresarios as the comedian's primary employer In the 1950s the late night talk show brought stand.

[EPUB] ✵ The Comedians Author Kliph Nesteroff – Pamyatnik.pro In The Comedians comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff brings to life a century of American comedy with real life characters forgotten stars mainstream heroes and counterculture iconoclasts Based on over 2In The Comedians comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff brings to life a century of American comedy with real life characters forgotten stars mainstream heroes and counterculture iconoclasts Based on over 200 original interviews and extensive archival research Nesteroff's groundbreaking work is a narrative exploration of the way comedians have reflected shaped and changed American culture over the p.

The Comedians eBook ¼ Hardcover

The Comedians eBook ¼ Hardcover

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  1. Robert Lopresti Robert Lopresti says:

    The Comedians eBook ¼ Hardcover comedians pdf, The Comedians KindleThis book probably annoyed my wife than any book I have read in years I seldom went two pages without interrupting her with Did you know Jack Benny refused to perform for segregated audiences starting in 1940? or When Redd Foxx was a dope dealer his partner was Malcolm X or Rodney Dangerfield was a crooked telemarketer or You will never believe where the phrase stand up comedian' originatedThis book takes us through the history of American comedy all the way from Frankie Fay the first burlesque MC and the subject of the best dirty riddle I have ever read right through Stephen Colbert No matter how well you think you know your favorite comics you will learn a ton


  2. Jeff Swartz Jeff Swartz says:

    The Comedians eBook ¼ Hardcover comedians pdf, The Comedians KindleI am a sucker for this kind of book I like a good History book especially when it covers a subject I am interested inAt 57 there isn't an era of comedy covered here that I don't have a connection to


  3. Stewart Tame Stewart Tame says:

    The Comedians eBook ¼ Hardcover comedians pdf, The Comedians KindleAs the subtitle says this is a history of American comedy from vaudeville to the death of Robin Williams Odds are your personal favorite comedian is given short shrift in this book if they're even mentioned at all but that's because Nesteroff gives EVERYONE short shrift The subject is huge in scope It's not much exaggeration to say that entire books can be and have been written on the subject of each paragraph in this tome What Nesteroff has given u


  4. victor harris victor harris says:

    The Comedians eBook ¼ Hardcover comedians pdf, The Comedians KindleThe earlier sections of the book when it covers the comedians who came out of vaudeville was interesting The Marx Brothers Milton Berle and many others paid their dues in the declining backwater of the vaudeville circuit before they made the transition to radio and TV As the book develops it becomes dry reading and even a chore to plow through as it reads like a list of comics and venues Probably closer to a 25 rating as it does give a good snapshot of comedia


  5. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    The Comedians eBook ¼ Hardcover comedians pdf, The Comedians KindleThis book is a prime example of why trade non fiction books need something like the process of academic peer review Nesteroff who is on television and described as a human encyclopedia of comedy is unarguably knowledgea


  6. Ollie Ollie says:

    The Comedians eBook ¼ Hardcover comedians pdf, The Comedians KindleBooks like this one are what it’s all about people I am a comedy nerd and the current comedy boom is the sweet stuff that dreams are made of My dreams anyway Yes with any boom comes an excess of participants Most will fade away when said boom goes bust forever forgotten Unless of course some avid fan read nerd writes a book about themEnter the Comedians by Kliph NesteroffDocumenting the life and history of comedy for the past 100 years seems like a daunting task but it’s pretty clear early on that Nesteroff is the right man for the job his writing is clear and engaging and very thorough The man knows his stu


  7. John G John G says:

    The Comedians eBook ¼ Hardcover comedians pdf, The Comedians KindleAbsolutely one of the very best books you will ever read about the history of stand up comedy This is a scholarly exhaustive but yet entertaining study of this unique creative art form It's gritty too plenty of tooth and fang and comic dish The author is a real student of the craft and this book isn't fluff piece or PR released He commented on and corrected a lot of misperceptions I had that I had seen multiple times across the board The researc


  8. Still Still says:

    The Comedians eBook ¼ Hardcover comedians pdf, The Comedians KindleAstonishingly funny enlightening readNesteroff knows the turf strides upon it like a giant among comedy fansReally rich in detail you can almost feel the flop sweat trickling down your collarEnthusiastically recommendedIf you love to laugh this book pays offIf you're looking for tragedy it's got thatGossip?Down low gritty?Look no further


  9. Alan Alan says:

    The Comedians eBook ¼ Hardcover comedians pdf, The Comedians KindleInteresting stuff and the book left me wanting to know about the subject and the personalities mentioned But when I finished reading I had the feeling that this could have been a much better book or at the very least entertaining I gave it only 2 stars because I feel I remain mostly ignorant of the subject matter even after finishing the bookIt read at times like a series of lists of often obscure names for the benefit of industry insiders To make it difficult for the uninformed the timeline seemed to jump around as comedians entered and exited the vaudeville and standup circuits radio and TV gigs and writing contracts Although I guess the book could be worthy of a better grade for historical accuracy or simply the feat of collecting all of the information offered in one place it wasn’t very entertaining Maybe a reader with knowledge of the history and the various aspects of American show business over the years and particularly a comic?


  10. Yaaresse Yaaresse says:

    The Comedians eBook ¼ Hardcover comedians pdf, The Comedians KindleDamn Who knew the World of comedy was that incestuous or that cutthroat?I half expected this to be a compendium of profiles but it is actually a history of comedy in the united states starting with vaudeville and black face and going through to the current names in satire and TV such as Colbert Robin Williams May he RIP and CK Louis I would like to of seen current female comedians covered such as Ellen DeGeneres Jessica Williams or Tina Fey none of whom were mentioned Still there was a lot of ground to cover and the author must’ve interviewed half the industry and their kids to get the background info that he did What you learn is that the world of comedy is often dangerous and cut throat — sometimes l


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The Comedians eBook ¼ Hardcover