Monday, March 09, 2009

Staff Favorite: Comedy at the Edge: How Stand-Up in the 1970s Changed America


Comedy at the Edge: How Stand-Up in the 1970s Changed America

by Zoglin, Richard
2008, Hardcover.$24.95
2009, Paper.$15.00

"Anyone into stand-up comedy? Then get this book! Zoglin does a fantastic and brilliant job of conveying the ever growing role of a stand-up comedian in post 1950's America. Chapter by chapter, comedian by comedian, Zoglin examines how the stand-up comedy grew from mere entertainment to slick and witty observations that lead to social change. A detailed yet quick and easy read. Read about the men and women who created this world, and read on how they look back with great nostalgia." —Matt A.

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