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Joke-Performance in Africa

Mode, Media and Meaning

by Ignatius Chukwumah

<p>Jokes have always been part of African culture, but never have they been so blended with the strains and gains of the contemporary African world as today. <em>Joke-Performance in Africa</em> describes and analyses the diverse aesthetics, ...

ISBN: 9781351668880

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Jokerman Jokes

by Kshitij khemani

<p>THIS BOOK WILL LEAVE THE READERS WITH CRACKLES AND GIGGLES UNSTOPPABLE AND THE ADRENALIN OF HUMOUR WILL SURELY RUSH INTO THE BLOOD. PRESENTING THE BEST EVER JOKES AND MY WISH IS TO KEEP THE READERS ENGAGED IN LAUGHING AND ADD A LITTLE FLAVOUR

ISBN: 1230001774542

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Kathy Griffin Raw: Stand-Up Comedian and Reality TV Star

by Cindy Vincent

<p>As a young girl Griffin went to St. Bernadine's Elementary School, and began to establish a dislike for coordinated religion due to the punishments of the nuns towards her and additional &quot;prone&quot; students. After graduation, she went ...

ISBN: 9781370865222

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Keeping Quiet

Visual Comedy in the Age of Sound

by Julian Dutton

Keeping Quiet is a love-letter to the modern sight-gag on film and television, tracing the history of physical clowning since the advent of sound. Taking up the story of visual humour where Paul Merton’s Silent Comedy leaves off, Julian Dutton ...

ISBN: 9781909183834

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Kicking Through the Ashes

My Life As A Stand-up in the 1980s Comedy Boom

by Ritch Shydner, Rosanne Buemi Jarvis & Lori Parsells

<p>Comedian Ritch Shydner is one of America's funniest and most enduring stand-up comics, a wry observer of life around him and a survivor of the 1980s comedy boom.</p> <p>Besides becoming a comic's comic over the decades, he has starred on ...

ISBN: 9780991125470

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King of Comedy

The Life and Art Of Jerry Lewis

by Shawn Levy

<p>Shawn Levy's fascinating biography <em>King of Comedy</em> - the product of vast research and interviews with contemporaries, admirers, foes, and even, briefly, Lewis himself - traces the story of a man who defines High American Show Biz. At ...

ISBN: 9781250122605

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Knock Knock Jokes for Kids

by Tidels

<p>Knock Knock!<br /> Who’s there?<br /> Tidels.<br /> Tidels who?<br /> Tidels, the hilarious knock knock jokes monster!</p> <p>&quot;Knock knock.&quot; &quot;Who's there?&quot; Quite often, these jokes can leave you not wanting to open ...

ISBN: 1230001655711

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Last Man Standing

Mort Sahl and the Birth of Modern Comedy

by James Curtis

<p><strong>A <em>Times Literary Supplement</em> 2017 Book of the Year</strong></p> <p>On December 22, 1953, Mort Sahl took the stage at San Francisco's hungry i and changed comedy forever. Before him, standup was about everything but hard news ...

ISBN: 9781496811998

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Lysistrata

by Aristophanes

<p> Lysistrata (or &quot;Army-disbander&quot;) is one of the few surviving plays written by Aristophanes. Originally performed in classical Athens in 411 BCE, it is a comic account of one woman's extraordinary mission to end The Peloponnesian ...

ISBN: 1230000098086

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Mastering Stand-Up

The Complete Guide to Becoming a Successful Comedian

by Stephen Rosenfield

<p>This entertaining and sharply written guide—for both beginners breaking into comedy and professionals seeking to improve their sets and advance their careers—examines the work of great comedians such as Louis C.K., Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie ...

ISBN: 9781613736951

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Much Ado about Nothing (Annotated)

by William Shakespeare

<p>*This Book is annotated (it contains a detailed biography of the author).<br /> *An active Table of Contents has been added by the publisher for a better customer experience.<br /> *This book has been checked and corrected for spelling ...

ISBN: 1230001595642

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Not to be Rude

Intemperate outbursts from one nutty broad!

by Sarina Rowell

<i>Not to be Rude</i> is a painfully assembled collection of writing by Sarina Rowell from cult humour websites <i>The Scrivener’s Fancy</i> and <i>Imagined Slights</i>. Here, all in one place, for the first and last time, she goes into bat for ...

ISBN: 9781925442953

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Othello, the Moore of Venice

by William Shakespeare

<p><em><strong>Othello</strong></em> (<em><strong>The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice</strong>)</em> is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603. It is based on the story <em>Un Capitano Moro</em> (&quot;A ...

ISBN: 9788827559963

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Outlaw's Dictionary

by Kathryn Kelly & Christopher Caldwell

<p>Christopher "Outlaw" Caldwell describes his favorite words and sayings in an illutrated "dictionary". He's rude and crude, with loads of attitude.</p> ...

ISBN: 1230001484151

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Performing in Comedy

A Student's Guide

by Ian Wilkie

<p>Ian Wilkie contends that comic acting is a distinct art form, and as such demands a unique skillset. By exploring the ways in which performance choices and improvised moments can work in conjunction with texts themselves, <em>Performing in ...

ISBN: 9781317429289

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Plankton Soup

Second Helping

by Grant Sutton

<p>In Plankton Soup (Second Helpings) Sutton has fused recurring themes such as Life, death, religion, war, romance, sociology, sexual orientation, mythology, genitalia, science fiction, vaudeville theatre, politics (vaudeville theatre again), ...

ISBN: 9781467000383

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Radical Doubt

The Joker System, after Boal

by Mady Schutzman

<p><em>Radical Doubt</em> investigates ethical play across a spectrum of performances, on and off the stage. In witty, recursive, personal, and propulsive prose, Mady Schutzman elaborates on the Joker System, conceived by Augusto Boal, best ...

ISBN: 9781315456157

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Random Commuter Observations (RCOs)

Living the Dream on the Way to Work

by Michael Lewis

<p>Stress, inconsiderate people, sweat, delays, <em>really</em> strange smells, massive crowds, wearying bureaucracy, funny conversations overheard, and startling things seen…these “joys” and more are the unavoidable facts of life for millions ...

ISBN: 9781682616420

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REAL GEORGE! - A Night at The Vagabonds

by Kevin Segura

<p data-version="1.1">**<strong>REAL GEORGE! – A Night at The Vagabonds</strong>**</p><p/><p>It’s 1953.  Television is live, and is creating its first generation of stars…and few shine with the brightness of CBS’s folksy paterfamilias, Arthur ...

ISBN: 9781519915146

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Ridiculous Adventures In Suburbia: Best Of The West Virginia Surf Report, Volume One

by Jeff Kay

<p>In late 2000 Jeff Kay moved his sporadically-published humor zine to that newfangled wonderland known as the Internet, and began documenting his daily adventures in the suburbs.  </p> <p>Within a year the rough and raucous West Virginia Surf

ISBN: 1230000716925

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