Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels, and the History of American ComedyeBook - 2015
"Jokes change from generation to generation, but the experience of the stand-up comedian transcends the ages: the striving and struggles, the tragedy and triumph. From the Marx Brothers to Milton Berle, George Carlin to Eddie Murphy, Conan O'Brien to Louis C. K.--comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff presents a century of fascinating rebels, forgotten stars, and characters on the precipice of fame in this essnetial history of American comedy."--Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 425 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, portraits