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ITEM#: 14781612

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.
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.

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ISBN 9781556524318
Genre SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
Format Paperback
Pages 374
Publisher Date 2002-06-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Chicago Review Pr
Copyright Year 2002
Height 8.75 in
Wdth 6.0 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 1.15 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Best Black Comedy from Slavery to Today
Series Name Library of Black America
Edition Number 1
Audience College/higher education
Country of Origin United States

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