We Killed

We Killed

The Rise of Women in American Comedy

Book - 2012
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An oral history tracing the careers and achievements of comediennes from the past half century challenges opinions about why women cannot be effective comedic entertainers and includes coverage of celebrities ranging from Joan Rivers and Lily Tomlin to Mary Tyler Moore and Tina Fey.
"Kohen assembles more than 150 interviews from America's most prominent comediennes (and the writers, producers, nightclub owners, and colleagues who revolved around them) to piece together the revolution that happened to (and by) women in American comedy"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Sarah Crichton Books, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Description: xxviii, 308 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780374287238
Branch Call Number: 792.76028 Koh


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LaughingOne Mar 06, 2013

Not what I expected. There is an attempt to write about the various comediennes in somewhat chronological order but, with bits and pieces of interviews with many different people jumbled on the pages, I found it hard to get through. I ended up looking for names I recognized of women whose comedy I enjoyed and just read around those sections, trying to find out more about those individuals. I skimmed most of this book. Might be good for someone who wants to be a comedienne and learn what other comediennes before her had to go through.


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Jan 20, 2013

Fairly good back story about funny ladies if you like comedy especially funny women.

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