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Paul Laudiero: IMG Shit Rough Draft



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The Last Laugh: The World of Stand-Up Comics

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Publisher Comments:

The Last Laugh is the first and only book to take readers deep into the bizarre universe of the standup comic, from the classic years of Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, and Shecky Greene, to today's comedy superstars. Phil Berger shows how styles and trends in standup have changed over the past fifty years, but how taking the stage in a comedy club is as tough as it's always been. Performers profiled in the book include Woody Allen, Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Elaine Boosler, Robert Klein, Bill Cosby, Billy Crystal, Dick Gregory, Andy Kaufman, Steve Martin, Cheech and Chong, Eddie Murphy, and a host of others. Filled with comics' hilarious routines and anecdotes, this substantially updated edition also chronicles the lives and careers of more recent artists, including Richard Lewis and Jay Leno.

Synopsis:

The Last Laugh is the first and only book to take readers fully into the bizarre universe of the stand-up comic, from its earliest origins in the antics of Milton Berle and Sid Caesar to today's hottest acts. In his pioneering history, Phil Berger offers an utterly authentic account of what life is like in this vital area of American entertainment. Performers profiled include Lenny Bruce, Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Bill Cosby, Woody Allen, Eddie Murphy, Andy Kaufman, Sandra Bernhard, and a host of others. Filled with comics' hilarious routines and anecdotes, this substantially updated edition also chronicles the lives and careers of more recent artists, including Richard Lewis and Jay Leno.

Synopsis:

The first and only book to take readers fully into the bizarre universe of the stand-up comic, from its earliest origins in the antics of Milton Berle and Sid Caesar to today's hottest acts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780815410966
Author:
Berger, Phil
Publisher:
Cooper Square Publishers
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Television - General
Subject:
Comedy
Subject:
Comedians
Subject:
Stand-up comedy
Subject:
Comedians -- United States.
Subject:
Stand-up comedy -- United States.
Subject:
Film and Television-Reference
Edition Number:
Updated ed.
Edition Description:
Updated
Series Volume:
106-554
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.48x5.55x.98 in. 1.20 lbs.

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Product details 464 pages Cooper Square Publishers - English 9780815410966 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The Last Laugh is the first and only book to take readers fully into the bizarre universe of the stand-up comic, from its earliest origins in the antics of Milton Berle and Sid Caesar to today's hottest acts. In his pioneering history, Phil Berger offers an utterly authentic account of what life is like in this vital area of American entertainment. Performers profiled include Lenny Bruce, Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Bill Cosby, Woody Allen, Eddie Murphy, Andy Kaufman, Sandra Bernhard, and a host of others. Filled with comics' hilarious routines and anecdotes, this substantially updated edition also chronicles the lives and careers of more recent artists, including Richard Lewis and Jay Leno.
"Synopsis" by , The first and only book to take readers fully into the bizarre universe of the stand-up comic, from its earliest origins in the antics of Milton Berle and Sid Caesar to today's hottest acts.
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