African American Humor: The Best Black Comedy from Slavery to Today (Paperback)
 
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African American Humor: The Best Black Comedy from Slavery to Today (Paperback)

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    This collection of anecdotes, tales, jokes, toasts, rhymes, satire, riffs, poems, stand-up sketches, and snaps documents the evolution of African American humor over the past two centuries. It includes routines and writings from such luminaries as......more

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This collection of anecdotes, tales, jokes, toasts, rhymes, satire, riffs, poems, stand-up sketches, and snaps documents the evolution of African American humor over the past two centuries. It includes routines and writings from such luminaries as Bert Williams, Butterbeans & Susie, Stepin Fetchit, Moms Mabley, Ralph Ellison, Langston Hughes, Redd Foxx, Ishmael Reed, Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, Martin Lawrence, and Chris Rock. This anthology includes classic stage routines, literary examples, and witty quotations presented in their entirety.

Mel Watkins is a former editor for the New York Times Book Review and the author of On the Real Side and Dancing with Strangers. He lives in New York City.

Series Title:
Library of Black America
Genre:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
Audience:
College/higher education
Edition:
1
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
374
Language:
English
Publisher:
Chicago Review Pr
Publish Date:
06/01/2002
Copyright Year:
2002
ISBN:
9781556524318
Height:
8.75 in
Wdth:
6.0 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
1.15 lb
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