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By Garry Berman

notice the present at the back of the guffaws contained in the minds of our best comedians. via their phrases, as they talk about their career, we learn the way they think approximately comedy, and approximately every one other.

The nice comics of Vaudeville, silent video clips, talkies and sound movies, radio, television, and stand-up convey reviews on a number of issues similar to Comedy as artwork, The Vaudevillians, The Silent motion pictures Comedians, The Golden Age of Talkies, The Radio experts, The battle Years and past, the tv Legends, Stand-up Comedians, and Comedians as Actors.

Contributors contain Abbott & Costello, Fred Allen, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Woody Allen, Morey Amsterday, Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Fanny Brice, Mel Brooks, Jim Carrey, Charlie Chaplin, Ellen DeGeneres, W. C. Fields, Whoopi Goldberg, Oliver Hardy, Buster Keaton, Stan Laurel, Jerry Lewis, The Marx Brothers, Joan Rivers, Hal Roach, Jerry Seinfeld, and Dick Van Dyke, between others.

They have all had a lot to assert in the course of the a long time concerning the artwork of constructing humans snicker. As they attest, their activity isn't all enjoyable and video games. here's an interesting, academic, and thought-provoking number of observations and evaluations by way of mythical comedians and present favorites. while the highlight is off, they take their comedy heavily, they usually proportion their wisdom, jealousies, disasters, and triumphs whilst talking among the laughs.

130 pages, a Bibliography, and an Index. Illustrated.

About the Editor

Garry Berman is a popular culture historian, whose past books comprise better of the Britcoms, We’re Going to determine The Beatles!, and ideal idiot: The lifestyles and profession of Ed Wynn. He lives in New Jersey along with his spouse Karen and their spoiled dogs.

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