The Comedians E–book/E–pub


The Comedians

The Comedians review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB read & download È eBook or Kindle ePUB Ù Kliph Nesteroff Up to a wide public while Lenny Bruce Mort Sahl and Jonathan Winters attacked conformity and staged a comedy rebellion in coffeehouses From comedy's part in the Civil Rights movement and the social upheaval of the late 1960s to the first comedy clubs of the 1970s and the cocaine fueled comedy boom of the 1980s The Comedians culminates with a new era of media driven celebrity in the 21st centu. Astonishingly 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 thatGossipDown low grittyLook no further

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The Comedians review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB read & download È eBook or Kindle ePUB Ù Kliph Nesteroff 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. The 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 comedians like Woody Allen Seinfeld et al Also has good coverage of how the Mob dominated the stand up comic world and how Hugh Hefner proved very progressive by offering outlets for black comedians who were largely invisible in high profile settings Unfortunately there is no unifying story line that holds the narrative together and it could have used editing to slash some of the clutter

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The Comedians review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB read & download È eBook or Kindle ePUB Ù Kliph Nesteroff 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 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. As 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 us is an invaluable overview of comedy history and the outside forces if any that helped shape it His prose flows well and the text is bristling with incident and anecdote If the book has a fault it is that it is too superficial People and events fly by and are gone before you re ready to move on It s not entirely Nesteroff s fault there s simply too much history to be contained in a book this size He gives an overview and a bibliography Further digging is left up to the reader

  • Hardcover
  • 432
  • The Comedians
  • Kliph Nesteroff
  • English
  • 09 June 2019
  • 9780802123985

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    read & download È eBook or Kindle ePUB Ù Kliph Nesteroff Kliph Nesteroff Ù 3 read & download The Comedians E–book/E–pub This 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

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    The Comedians E–book/E–pub read & download È eBook or Kindle ePUB Ù Kliph Nesteroff Kliph Nesteroff Ù 3 read & download I 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 To clarify I wasn't around for vaudeville but I certainly remember seeing Groucho Marx and Jimmy Durante on my television sc

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    read The Comedians Kliph Nesteroff Ù 3 read & download The Comedians E–book/E–pub This 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 knowledgeable and clearly did a

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    read The Comedians The Comedians E–book/E–pub Kliph Nesteroff Ù 3 read & download The 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 g

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    The Comedians E–book/E–pub Books 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

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    read The Comedians The Comedians E–book/E–pub Kliph Nesteroff Ù 3 read & download Absolutely 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 uniue 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 r

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    The Comedians E–book/E–pub Kliph Nesteroff Ù 3 read & download read & download È eBook or Kindle ePUB Ù Kliph Nesteroff Interesting 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 o

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    The Comedians E–book/E–pub Damn 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 Lo

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