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The Resource Behind the laughs : community and inequality in comedy, Michael P. Jeffries

Behind the laughs : community and inequality in comedy, Michael P. Jeffries

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Behind the laughs : community and inequality in comedy
Title
Behind the laughs
Title remainder
community and inequality in comedy
Statement of responsibility
Michael P. Jeffries
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Comedy is a brutal business. When comedians define success, they don't talk about money-they talk about not quitting. They work in a business where even big names work for free, and the inequalities of race, class, and gender create real barriers. But they also work in a business where people still believe that hard work and talent lead to the big time. How do people working in comedy sustain these contradictions and keep laughing? In Behind the Laughs, Michael P. Jeffries brings readers into the world of comedy to reveal its dark corners and share its buoyant lifeblood. He draws on conversations with comedians, as well as club owners, bookers, and managers, to show the extraordinary social connections professional humor demands. Not only do comedians have to read their audience night after night, but they must also create lasting bonds across the profession to get gigs in the first place. Comedy is not a meritocracy, and its rewards are not often fame and fortune. Only performers who know the rules of their community are able to make it a career
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Midwest
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Jeffries, Michael P
Dewey number
792.7/60973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Culture And Economic Life
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  • Comedians
  • Comedy
  • Group identity
  • Racism
  • Sexism
Target audience
adult
Label
Behind the laughs : community and inequality in comedy, Michael P. Jeffries
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11901548
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781503602977
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11901548
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11901548
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Behind the laughs : community and inequality in comedy, Michael P. Jeffries
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11901548
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781503602977
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11901548
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11901548
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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