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We Killed: The Rise of Women in American Comedy

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New York Times Book Review Editors Choice

A Very Oral History

With a New Introduction by the Author

We Killed shines in its details and its anecdotes....Well crafted and entertaining.”—The Boston Globe 

From live comedy to television and bestseller lists, women rule the comedy industry—and, as this fascinating oral history shows, they have fought long and hard to make their way to the top. In We Killed, Yael Kohen assembles Americas most prominent comediennes—along with the writers, producers, and nightclub owners in their orbit—to piece together the rise of women in American comedy. Beginning with the emergence of Phyllis Diller and Joan Rivers in the fifties, and moving forward to the edgy intelligence of Elaine May and Lily Tomlin on to the tough-ass stand-ups who would take SNL by storm, Kohen chronicles the false starts, backslides, and triumphs of female comedians. With a chorus of more than one hundred creative voices, We Killed takes us backstage to tell the story of the revolution that brought us Tina Fey, Sarah Silverman, and Chelsea Handler—and a world where women can be smart, attractive, sexually confident, and flat-out funny.

About the Author

Yael Kohen is a reporter and editor in New York City. A contributing editor at Marie Claire, she covers books, pop culture, and issues important to working women. She has written for New York magazine, Salon, The Daily Beast, the New York Daily News, and The New York Sun.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781250037787
Subtitle:
The Rise of Women in American Comedy
Author:
Kohen, Yael
Publisher:
Picador
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Form/Anecdotes & Quotations
Subject:
Comedy
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20131001
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes two 8-page black-and-white phot
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Acting
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Anecdotes
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Comedy Business and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
Biography » Entertainment and Performing Arts
Biography » Women

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