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Title:
Seriously funny : the rebel comedians of the 1950s and 1960s
Author:
Nachman, Gerald.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Pantheon Books, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
x, 659 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
The 1950s. A voice in the wilderness: Mort Sahl ; Rendering unto Caesar: Sid Caesar ; Sing a song of strychnine: Tom Lehrer ; The start of something big: Steve Allen ; And now, a laugh from our sponsor: Stan Freberg ; Televisionary: Ernie Kovacs ; Mom from Mars: Phyllis Diller ; The wild child: Jonathan Winters ; Out of thin air: Jean Shepherd, Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding ; Call interrupt: Shelley Berman ; Double jeopardy: Mike Nichols and Elaine May. -- The 1960s. Charlie everybody: Bob Newhart ; The Elvis of stand-up: Lenny Bruce ; Color-coordinated: Godfrey Cambridge ; Sibling revelry: The Smothers brothers ; Bawdy and soul: Mel Brooks ; Curing the body politic: Dick Gregory ; Lasting impressions: David Frye, Vaughn Meader, Will Jordan ; Schnook's progress: Woody Allen ; Father Goose, Inc.: Bill Cosby ; Girl squawk: Joan Rivers.
ISBN:
9780375410307
Format :
Book

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