Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels, and the History of American ComedyBook - 2015
Jokes change from generation to generation, but the experience of the stand-up comedian transcends the ages: the striving and struggles, the tragedy and triumph. From the Marx Brothers to Milton Berle, George Carlin to Eddie Murphy, Conan O'Brien to Louis C. K.--comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff presents a century of fascinating rebels, forgotten stars, and characters on the precipice of fame in this essnetial history of American comedy.
Publisher: New York :, Grove Press,, 
Edition: First edition
Description: xvii, 425 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Copyright Date: ©2015
Branch Call Number: 792.76 Nes